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1979 Saskatchewan Roughriders Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 2-14 4
Finishing 5th in the CFL's Western Conference
Coach: Ron Lancaster (2-14)
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
1979 Saskatchewan Roughriders Roster
1979 Saskatchewan Roughriders Results

The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 2 wins and 14 losses for 4 points, finishing fifth in the CFL's Western Conference.

The Roughriders scored only 194 points, worst in the league, and the shaky defensive squad conceded 437, most in the circuit. Danny Sanders passed for 1,024 yards. Mike Strickland led the receiving corps, hauling in 43 receptions, while Joey Walters contributed 772 receiving yards.

Mike Strickland ran for a team-high 770 yards for Saskatchewan.

Emil Nielsen, Ken McEachern and Frank Dark each picked off 3 errant tosses from the opposition.

Ron Lancaster coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Danny Sanders1336548.910247.743.075.35263.0
Tom Clements1598150.99946.321.3116.94946.0
Lloyd Patterson1134035.45334.710.91210.67014.6
Larry Dick683957.45237.711.557.46556.2
Craig Juntunen20840.01919.615.0315.09652.3


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Strickland1767704.428 4
Harlan Huckleby582594.523 1
Lloyd Patterson211095.215 1
Tom Clements221014.618 0
John Kinch23924.021 0
Larry Dick7466.620 0
Reg Boudreau6305.012 0
Vickey Anderson4174.20
Jim Duncan11121.10
Danny Sanders561.20
Craig Juntunen144.00
Willie Wilder2-5-2.511 0
Totals33614414.328 6


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Strickland434069.430 2
Joey Walters4077219.352 4
Steve Mazurak2935812.332 0
Gerry Fellner1926013.732 0
Willie Wilder1439728.496 2
Lawrie Skolrood1418913.542 0
Freeman Johns1321316.449 1
Rodney Parker1023223.265 0
Dave Quehl1012612.621 0
Harlan Huckleby10373.711 0
Kelvin Kirk9859.416 0
John Kinch66911.521 0
Brian O'Hara5346.80
Mark McDonald33612.018 0
Reg Boudreau3206.712 0
Molly McGee351.70
Lloyd Henry11818.018 0
Jim Duncan188.00
Totals233326514.096 9


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Bob Macoritti1010100.0261453.810629148.567062
Reg Boudreau33100.05480.00015
Al Chorney11100.04125.0206


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Bob Macoritti112499944.6824
Al Chorney1860633.7501
Emil Nielsen14040.0400

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Al Chorney484258.938 0
Kelvin Kirk1420514.626 0
Joey Walters56212.416 0
Rodney Parker9626.915 0
Leroy Paul5367.215 0
Frank Dark7334.714 0
Ken McEachern8324.010 0
Homer Butler12525.025 0
Dave Quehl188.00
Totals988889.138 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Al Chorney1535223.533 0
Rodney Parker1127525.041 0
Harlan Huckleby1121219.330 0
Willie Wilder818523.136 0
Greg Anderson47819.526 0
Rick Moss35919.728 0
Brian O'Hara25025.025 0
Kelvin Kirk23919.529 0
John Kinch199.00
Tommy Braden362.00
Lawrie Skolrood100.00
Totals61127821.041 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Frank Dark312842.7102 1
Ken McEachern36923.033 0
Emil Nielsen3144.714 0
Homer Butler24120.536 0
Rick Moss16666.066 0
Roger Goree15454.054 0
Steve Dennis12323.023 0
Leroy Paul100.00
Totals1539526.3102 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Bob Macoritti14101466
Mike Strickland4200036
Joey Walters400100030
Reg Boudreau0043015
Willie Wilder02000012
Al Chorney0001137
Frank Dark010006
Lloyd Patterson10006
Harlan Huckleby1000006
Freeman Johns10006


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