56th Grey Cup
|Date||November 30, 1968|
|Most Valuable Player||Vic Washington|
|Network||CBC, CTV, SRC|
56th Grey Cup was played November 30, 1968, and the Ottawa Rough Riders defeated the Calgary Stampeders 24 to 21 before 32,655 fans at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. Vic Washington's 79-yard run is still a Grey Cup record, and he won the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player award. This was the final Grey Cup game to be played on a Saturday; beginning the next year and since, all Grey Cup games have been played on a Sunday.
Ottawa – Single – Don Sutherin 00 yard kick
Ottawa – TD – Vic Washington 79-yard run (convert blocked)
Ottawa – TD – Margene Adkins 70-yard pass from Russ Jackson (Don Sutherin convert)
Calgary – TD – Terry Evanshen 4-yard pass from Peter Liske (Larry Robinson convert)
|Teams||1 Q||2 Q||3 Q||4 Q||Final|
|Ottawa Rough Riders||1||3||7||13||24|
1968 Miss Grey Cup
|Miss BC Lions||Valerie Bryan|
|Miss Calgary Stampeders||Patricia Cooper|
|Miss Edmonton Eskimos||Barbara Casault|
|Miss Hamilton Tiger-Cats||Kathy Cumming|
|Miss Montreal Alouettes||Lynn Jessop|
|Miss Ottawa Rough Riders||Lee Donaldson|
|Miss Saskatchewan Roughriders||Donna Hardy|
|Miss Toronto Argonauts||Jacquie Perrin|
|Miss Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Diane Zuk|
- Miss Edmonton Eskimos Barbara Casault was named Miss Grey Cup 1968, with Miss Toronto Argonauts Jacquie Perrin the first runner-up, and Miss Hamilton Tiger-Cats Kathy Cumming the second runner-up. A second-year education student at the University of Alberta, she received a new 1969 convertible, a trip for two to Mexico, a mink stole, a movie camera and a diamond watch set. Each contestant received $1,500 in prizes. Casault's prizes were worth $15,000, with those for the first-runner up worth $2,700 and the second runner-up worth $2,200.
- Miss Saskatchewan Roughriders Donna Hardy was chosen the inaugural Miss Personality Plus by the other contestants.
- Selection of Miss Grey Cup was done on the basis of personality and poise (30 points), carriage and figure (15 points), make-up and grooming (10 points), speech and projection (10 points), cheerleader costume (10 points) and overall impression (10 points).
- Montreal Gazette, Thursday 28 November 1968, page 34.
- Toronto Star, Wednesday 27 November 1968, page 65.
- "Grey Cup: 1968". Canadian Football League.
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