1961 Toronto Argonauts season

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1961 Toronto Argonauts season
Head coach Lou Agase[1]
Home field Exhibition Stadium[2]
Results
Record 7–6–1
Division place 3rd, East
Playoff finish Lost East Final
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1960 1962 >

The 1961 Toronto Argonauts finished in third place in the East Conference with a 7–6–1 record. They appeared in the East Finals.

Preseason[edit]

The Argonauts hosted the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals at CNE Stadium on August 2 in the third of three interleague games hosted in Toronto and lost 36–7.

Date Opponent Location Final Score Attendance
August 2 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) Exhibition Stadium L 36–7 24,376

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Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 10 4 0 340 293 20
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 8 6 0 359 285 16
Toronto Argonauts 14 7 6 1 255 258 15
Montreal Alouettes 14 4 9 1 213 225 9

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Location Final Score Attendance Record
1 August 14 Blue Bombers Exhibition Stadium L 14–13 27,189 0–1–0
2 August 20 Tiger-Cats Exhibition Stadium L 28–24 27,809 0–2–0
3 August 25 @ Alouettes Molson Stadium W 15–10 18,522 1–2–0
4 September 4 @ Tiger-Cats Civic Stadium L 21–19 26,533 1–3–0
5 September 10 Roughriders Exhibition Stadium W 27–7 24,047 2–3–0
6 September 16 @ Eskimos Clarke Stadium T 8–8 21,510 2–3–1
6 September 18 @ Lions Empire Stadium W 15–7 24,428 3–3–1
7 September 24 Rough Riders Exhibition Stadium L 29–10 30,648 3–4–1
8 September 29 Stampeders Exhibition Stadium W 22–19 23,546 4–4–1
9 October 7 @ Alouettes Molson Stadium W 33–27 19,075 5–4–1
10 October 15 Tiger-Cats Exhibition Stadium L 37–10 29,553 5–5–1
11 October 21 @ Rough Riders Landsdowne Park W 21–7 18,821 6–5–1
12 October 29 Alouettes Exhibition Stadium W 15–9 23,316 7–5–1
13 November 4 @ Rough Riders Landsdowne Park L 35–23 17,144 7–6–1

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Postseason[edit]

Round Date Opponent Location Final Score Attendance
East Semi-Final November 11 @ Rough Riders Landsdowne Park W 43–19 19,151
East Final Game 1 November 19 Tiger-Cats Exhibition Stadium W 25–7 33,135
East Final Game 2 November 25 @ Tiger-Cats Civic Stadium L 48–2 (OT) 22,671

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Awards and honours[edit]

  • None

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Coaching". Toronto Argonauts. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Toronto Argonauts Stadium History". Toronto Argonauts. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  3. ^ a b c "1961 Toronto Argonauts". Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  4. ^ "1961 Regular Season Standings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2011-05-07.