1983 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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1983 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head coach George Brancato
Home field Lansdowne Park
Results
Record 8–8–0
Division place 2nd, East
Playoff finish Lost in East Semi-Final
Uniform
CFL OTT Jersey 1980.png
Timeline
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< 1982 1984 >

The 1983 Ottawa Rough Riders finished the season in 2nd place in the East Division with an 8–8–0 record. This season marked the last time an Ottawa football team hosted a playoff game, where the Rough Riders lost the East-Semi Final game to Hamilton by a score of 33–31.

Offseason[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

Rd Pick Player Position School
1 2 Steve Harrison LB British Columbia
2 11 Junior Robinson DB Guelph
3 20 Sam Benincasa LB Guelph
4 29 John Kane OL Michigan State
5 38 Courtney Taylor DB Wilfrid Laurier
6 47 Francois Payer DE Bishop's
7 56 Chris Rhora DE Acadia
8 65 Don Clow WR Acadia

Preseason[edit]

Date Opponent Final Score Result Attendance Record
June 10 at Montreal Concordes 14–4 Loss 10,100 0–1
June 16 vs. Montreal Concordes 34–13 Loss 12,803 0–2
June 24 at Toronto Argonauts 31–15 Loss 28,107 0–3
June 29 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 47–40 Win 13,331 1–3

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 16 12 4 0 452 328 24
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 8 8 0 384 424 16
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 5 10 1 389 498 11
Montreal Concordes 16 5 10 1 367 447 11

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
1 July 8 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 26–25 Win 18,995 1–0
2 July 16 at Montreal Concordes 36–28 Loss 15,621 1–1
3 July 21 vs. Calgary Stampeders 27–16 Loss 18,621 1–2
4 July 28 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 44–4 Loss 18,622 1–3
5 Bye
6 Aug 13 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24–22 Loss 14,729 1–4
7 Aug 19 vs. Toronto Argonauts 27–17 Loss 30,006 1–5
8 Aug 26 at Edmonton Eskimos 17–14 Win 49,880 2–5
9 Sept 2 vs. BC Lions 49–19 Win 22,234 3–5
10 Sept 9 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 29–28 Loss 23,475 3–6
11 Bye
12 Sept 25 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 29–25 Win 26,014 4–6
13 Oct 1 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 24–23 Win 24,404 5–6
14 Oct 8 at Calgary Stampeders 29–24 Win 24,167 6–6
15 Oct 16 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 42–23 Win 25,642 7–6
16 Oct 23 at Toronto Argonauts 20–19 Win 36,526 8–6
17 Oct 29 vs. Montreal Concordes 25–20 Loss 20,959 8–7
18 Nov 5 at BC Lions 40–13 Loss 42,901 8–8

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Postseason[edit]

Round Date Opponent Score Result Attendance
East Semi-Final Nov 13 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33–31 Loss 28,524

Awards and honours[edit]

CFL Awards[edit]

CFL All-Stars[edit]

References[edit]