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1978 Ottawa Rough Riders Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 11-5 22
Finishing 1st in the CFL's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Final
Coach: George Brancato (11-5)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1978 Ottawa Rough Riders Roster
1978 Ottawa Rough Riders Results

The Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses for 22 points, finishing first in the CFL's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Rough Riders led the league with just 261 points allowed. Ottawa moved the ball well, scoring 395 points. Tom Clements tossed for 1,990 yards, and Condredge Holloway took a significant amount of snaps as well. Tony Gabriel grabbed 67 receptions for 1,070 yards. Mike Murphy provided receiving help, too.

Richard Holmes carried the pigskin for a team-high 607 yards, and Mike Murphy also aided the ground game.

The sticky-fingered defense manufactured 56 turnovers, topping in the league. Kenny Downing intercepted 7 opponent throws.

George Brancato coached the team. The 1978 Ottawa Rough Riders lost in the Division Final.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Tom Clements23915263.619908.3177.1125.08092.6
Condredge Holloway21413261.719709.2125.620.974106.6
Peter Stenerson22100.05728.5150.000.048158.3
Jeff Avery11100.02222.000.000.022118.8


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Richard Holmes1426074.354 3
Mike Murphy1365384.036 0
Condredge Holloway502885.831 1
Arthur Green582384.164 3
Tom Clements321595.020 0
Ross Clarkson02618 0
Peter Stenerson3103.30
Totals42118664.464 7


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tony Gabriel67107016.080 11
Mike Murphy595849.944 1
Jeff Avery5076715.368 3
Arthur Green4058014.547 6
Richard Holmes3031310.453 1
Peter Stenerson2027813.935 5
Ross Clarkson1943422.874 3
Bill Hatanaka188.00
Dan Fournier155.00
Totals287403914.180 30


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
J.T. Hay4343100.0432660.51473382652.4681136


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Gerald Kunyk106426540.2601
Jeff Avery413834.5400

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Nelms494088.338 0
Larry Cates191457.662 1
Arthur Green131138.731 0
Mark Mitchell8526.523 0
Kenny Downing24422.036 0
Bill Hatanaka11363.313 0
John Glassford122.00
Peter Stenerson100.00
Tom Clements100.00
Totals1058007.662 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Arthur Green2150023.846 0
Mike Nelms819123.952 0
Bill Hatanaka611519.223 0
Richard Holmes37926.330 0
Doug McGee35016.718 0
Larry Cates44912.221 0
Mike Murphy34314.316 0
John Glassford11717.017 0
Totals49104421.352 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Kenny Downing7639.022 0
Mike Nelms611018.342 1
Larry Brune35117.051 0
Charles Anthony34113.722 0
Peter Crepin3134.310 0
Brad Carr22110.515 0
Larry Cates2126.012 0
Wayne Tosh273.50
Mike Fanucci13030.030 1
Tim Berryman166.00
Totals3035411.851 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
J.T. Hay264315136
Tony Gabriel1100066
Arthur Green360000054
Peter Stenerson050000030
Richard Holmes31000024
Jeff Avery300018
Ross Clarkson0300018
Dan Fournier010006
Larry Brune010006
Condredge Holloway10006
Mike Nelms00100006
Mike Murphy0100006
Mike Fanucci100006
Kenny Downing0010006
Larry Cates1000006
Gerald Kunyk0011


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