1985 Saskatchewan Roughriders Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 5-11 10
Finishing 4th in the CFL's West Division
Coach: Jack Gotta (5-11)
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
1985 Saskatchewan Roughriders Roster
1985 Saskatchewan Roughriders Results

The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1985 season with a record of 5 wins and 11 losses for 10 points, finishing fourth in the CFL's West Division.

The Roughriders scored 320 points, but the shaky defensive squad allowed 462, most in the circuit. Joe Paopao triggered the aerial attack, passing for 3,420 yards. Craig Ellis led pass catchers, hauling in 102 receptions, while Ray Elgaard contributed 1,193 receiving yards.

Craig Ellis ran for a team-high 569 yards for Saskatchewan.

Fran McDermott intercepted 6 errant tosses from the opposition. Rick Mohr topped the defensive unit with 10 quarterback sacks.

Jack Gotta coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Joe Paopao44727060.434207.792.0204.55472.4
Homer Jordan19411860.816108.342.184.16577.0
Harold Smith421842.92085.012.449.52626.8
Gerry McGrath100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Craig Ellis1495693.845 14
Denny Ferdinand562895.250 1
Homer Jordan351604.621 1
David Conrad10484.816 0
Robert Reid7344.916 0
Joe Paopao31150.50
Harold Smith5142.80
Ray Elgaard155.00
Chris DeFrance133.00
Vic Stevenson020
Daric Zeno122.00
Totals29611413.950 16


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Craig Ellis1029779.636 3
Ray Elgaard79119315.144 4
Chris DeFrance5669612.434 0
Mike Elarms5181115.965 3
David Conrad262579.926 0
Denny Ferdinand2024312.245 0
Daric Zeno1833818.841 3
Stephen Jones1831117.346 1
Mike Collymore1113312.122 0
Ken Moore8617.615 0
Stewart Fraser66010.017 0
Tony Dennis58517.023 0
Tracy Henderson35719.033 0
Robert Reid2178.512 0
Lawrie Skolrood1-1-1.0-1 0
Totals406523812.965 14


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Dave Ridgway2525100.0382360.5953314659.4896109
Terry Leschuk11100.011100.0004


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Gerry McGrath80323540.4571
Terry Leschuk44175339.8711
Joe Paopao210954.5621

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Stewart Fraser412576.323 0
Fran McDermott201517.627 0
Daric Zeno201095.414 0
Jitter Fields111049.538 0
Craig Ellis4297.211 0
Stephen Jones7253.60
Tony Dennis2136.50
Bruce Miller11111.011 0
Denny Ferdinand122.00
Totals1077016.638 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jitter Fields1542328.259 0
Mike Elarms1327421.166 0
Craig Ellis1222318.625 0
Denny Ferdinand1018218.230 0
Daric Zeno813817.231 0
Stephen Jones39933.048 0
Ken Moore144.00
Dave Sidoo100.00
Totals63135521.566 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Fran McDermott610116.838 0
Glen Suitor55010.024 0
Terry Irvin5418.236 1
Bruce Miller3206.711 0
Darrel Toussaint273.50
Jitter Fields13030.030 1
Totals2224911.338 2


Player No. Yds Avg.
Rick Mohr10.00.00.0
Rick Goltz5.00.00.0
Gary Lewis5.00.00.0
Cedric Kelly4.00.00.0
Eddie Lowe3.00.00.0
Billy Jackson2.00.00.0
Scott Redl2.00.00.0
Steve Wilburn2.00.00.0
Darrel Toussaint1.00.00.0
Jimmy Hunter1.00.00.0
Al Johns1.00.00.0
Dave Sidoo1.00.00.0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Dave Ridgway0232515109
Craig Ellis14300000102
Ray Elgaard0400024
Mike Elarms30000120
Daric Zeno030000018
Denny Ferdinand100000018
Terry Irvin100006
Stephen Jones1000006
James Capers10006
Jitter Fields0010006
Homer Jordan10006
Terry Leschuk1115
Joe Paopao00011
Gerry McGrath0011


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