1953 : The Year In Football
New York 23, CHI CARDS 20
AMERICAN CONFERENCE           NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Cleveland      6  0 0 155  41 Los Angeles    5  1 0 195 125
Philadelphia   3  2 1 173 120 Detroit        4  2 0 146 137
Pittsburgh     3  3 0 121 152 San Francisco  4  2 0 152 131
Washington     2  3 1  92 127 Baltimore      3  3 0 111 139
New York       2  4 0  74  92 GREEN BAY      2  4 0 119 151
Chi Cards      0  6 0  92 182 Chi Bears      1  5 0 106 139
WEEK SEVEN
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7
DETROIT 17, Baltimore 7
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8
WASHINGTON 28, Cards 17
BEARS 21, Green Bay 21 (T)
PHILADELPHIA 30, New York 7
CLEVELAND 34, Pittsburgh 16
San Francisco 31, LOS ANGELES 27
AMERICAN CONFERENCE           NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Cleveland      7  0 0 189  57 Los Angeles    5  2 0 222 156
Philadelphia   4  2 1 203 127 Detroit        5  2 0 163 144
Washington     3  3 1 120 144 San Francisco  5  2 0 183 158
Pittsburgh     3  4 0 137 186 Baltimore      3  4 0 118 156
New York       2  5 0  81 122 GREEN BAY      2  4 1 140 172
Chi Cards      0  7 0 109 210 Chi Bears      1  5 1 127 160
WEEK EIGHT
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15
PHILADELPHIA 45, Baltimore 14
Bears 27, WASHINGTON 24
CLEVELAND 23, San Fran 21
Detroit 14, GREEN BAY 7
Pittsburgh 14, NEW YORK 10
CARDS 24, Los Angeles 24 (T)
AMERICAN CONFERENCE           NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Cleveland      8  0 0 212  78 Detroit        6  2 0 177 151
Philadelphia   5  2 1 248 141 Los Angeles    5  2 1 246 180
Pittsburgh     4  4 0 151 196 San Francisco  5  3 0 204 181
Washington     3  4 1 144 171 Baltimore      3  5 0 132 201
New York       2  6 0  91 136 GREEN BAY      2  5 1 147 186
Chi Cards      0  7 1 133 234 Chi Bears      2  5 1 154 184
WEEK NINE
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21
PHILADELPHIA 38, Chi Cards 0
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2
Cleveland 20, PITTSBURGH 16
Detroit 20, CHI BEARS 16
Los Angeles 21, BALTIMORE 13
Washington 24, NEW YORK 21
San Francisco 37, Green Bay 7 at Milwaukee
AMERICAN CONFERENCE           NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Cleveland      9  0 0 232  94 Detroit        7  2 0 197 167
Philadelphia   6  2 1 286 141 Los Angeles    6  2 1 267 193
Washington     4  4 1 168 192 San Francisco  6  3 0 241 188
Pittsburgh     4  5 0 167 216 Baltimore      3  6 0 145 222
New York       2  7 0 112 160 GREEN BAY      2  6 1 154 223
Chi Cards      0  8 1 133 272 Chi Bears      2  6 1 170 204
WEEK TEN
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26
DETROIT 34, Green Bay 15
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29
CLEVELAND 27, Chi Cards 16
Washington 17, PITTSBURGH 9
BEARS 24, Los Angeles 21
NEW YORK 37, Philadelphia 28
San Francisco 38, BALTIMORE 21
AMERICAN CONFERENCE           NATIONAL CONFERENCE
X-Cleveland   10  0 0 259 110 Detroit        8  2 0 231 172
Philadelphia   6  3 1 314 178 San Francisco  7  3 0 279 209
Washington     5  4 1 185 201 Los Angeles    6  3 1 288 217
Pittsburgh     4  6 0 176 233 Chi Bears      3  6 1 194 225
New York       3  7 0 149 188 Baltimore      3  7 0 166 260
Chi Cards      0  9 1 149 299 GREEN BAY      2  7 1 169 257
X-Clinched Division Title
WEEK ELEVEN
SATURDAY DECEMBER 5
LOS ANGELES 45, Baltimore 2
SUNDAY DECEMBER 6
DETROIT 13, Chi Bears 7
SAN FRAN 48, Green Bay 14
CLEVELAND 62, New York 14
Pittsburgh 21, CARDS 17
WASHINGTON 10, Philadelphia 0
AMERICAN CONFERENCE           NATIONAL CONFERENCE
X-Cleveland   11  0 0 321 124 Z-Detroit      9  2 0 244 179
Philadelphia   6  4 1 314 188 San Francisco  8  3 0 327 223
Washington     6  4 1 195 201 Los Angeles    7  3 1 333 219
Pittsburgh     5  6 0 197 250 Chi Bears      3  7 1 201 238
New York       3  8 0 163 250 Baltimore      3  8 0 168 305
Chi Cards      0 10 1 166 320 GREEN BAY      2  8 1 183 305
X-Clinched Division Title     Z-Clinched Tie for Div Title
WEEK TWELVE
SATURDAY DECEMBER 12
LOS ANGELES 33, Green Bay 17
SUNDAY DECEMBER 13
SAN FRANCISCO 45, Baltimore 14
Cards 24, CHI BEARS 17
Detroit 27, NEW YORK 16
PHILADELPHIA 42, Cleveland 27
Pittsburgh 14, WASHINGTON 13
AMERICAN CONFERENCE           NATIONAL CONFERENCE
X-Cleveland   11  1 0 348 162 X-Detroit     10  2 0 271 205
Philadelphia   7  4 1 352 215 San Francisco  9  3 0 372 237
Washington     6  5 1 208 215 Los Angeles    8  3 1 366 236
Pittsburgh     6  6 0 211 263 Chi Bears      3  8 1 218 262
New York       3  9 0 179 277 Baltimore      3  9 0 182 350
Chi Cards      1 10 1 190 337 GREEN BAY      2  9 1 200 338
X-Clinched Division Title
1953 NFL TITLE (December 27 at Detroit)
DETROIT LIONS (10-2) 17, CLEVELAND BROWNS (11-1) 16
FRANCHISES MOVING IN 1953 : Dallas Texans to Baltimore Colts
WEEK ONE
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27
BALTIMORE 13, Chi Bears 9
LOS ANGELES 21, New York 7
SAN FRAN 31, Philadelphia 21
Washington 24, CARDS 13
DETROIT 38, Pittsburgh 21
Cleveland 27, Green Bay 0 at Milwaukee
AMERICAN CONFERENCE           NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Cleveland      1  0 0  27   0 Detroit        1  0 0  38  21
Washington     1  0 0  24  13 San Francisco  1  0 0  31  21
New York       0  1 0   7  21 Los Angeles    1  0 0  21   7
Philadelphia   0  1 0  21  31 Baltimore      1  0 0  13   9
Chi Cards      0  1 0  13  24 Chi Bears      0  1 0   9  13
Pittsburgh     0  1 0  21  38 GREEN BAY      0  1 0   0  27
WEEK TWO
FRIDAY OCTOBER 2
PHILADELPHIA 21, Washington 21 (T)
SATURDAY OCTOBER 3
Detroit 27, BALTIMORE 17
PITTSBURGH 24, New York 14
SUNDAY OCTOBER 4
Cleveland 27, CHI CARDS 7
Chi Bears 17, GREEN BAY 13
SAN FRANCISCO 31, Los Angeles 30
AMERICAN CONFERENCE           NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Cleveland      2  0 0  54   7 Detroit        2  0 0  65  38
Washington     1  0 1  45  34 San Francisco  2  0 0  62  51
Pittsburgh     1  1 0  45  52 Los Angeles    1  1 0  51  38
Philadelphia   0  1 1  42  52 Baltimore      1  1 0  30  36
Chi Cards      0  2 0  20  51 Chi Bears      1  1 0  26  26
New York       0  2 0  21  45 GREEN BAY      0  2 0  13  44
WEEK THREE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 10
CLEVELAND 37, Philadelphia 17
SUNDAY OCTOBER 11
PITTSBURGH 31, Cards 28
Baltimore 16, CHI BEARS 14
WASHINGTON 13, New York 9
DETROIT 24, San Francisco 21
Los Angeles 38, Green Bay 20 at Milwaukee
AMERICAN CONFERENCE           NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Cleveland      3  0 0  91  24 Detroit        3  0 0  89  59
Washington     2  0 1  58  43 San Francisco  2  1 0  83  75
Pittsburgh     2  1 0  76  80 Los Angeles    2  1 0  89  58
Philadelphia   0  2 1  59  89 Baltimore      2  1 0  46  50
Chi Cards      0  3 0  48  82 Chi Bears      1  2 0  40  42
New York       0  3 0  30  58 GREEN BAY      0  3 0  33  82
WEEK FOUR
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17
PHILADELPHIA 23, Pittsburgh 7
SUNDAY OCTOBER 18
GREEN BAY 37, Baltimore 14
NEW YORK 21, Chi Cards 7
Cleveland 30, WASHINGTON 14
Los Angeles 31, DETROIT 19
San Francisco 35, CHI BEARS 28
AMERICAN CONFERENCE           NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Cleveland      4  0 0 121  38 Detroit        3  1 0 108  90
Washington     2  1 1  72  73 San Francisco  3  1 0 118 103
Pittsburgh     2  2 0  83 103 Los Angeles    3  1 0 120  77
Philadelphia   1  2 1  82  96 Baltimore      2  2 0  60  87
New York       1  3 0  51  65 Chi Bears      1  3 0  68  77
Chi Cards      0  4 0  55 103 GREEN BAY      1  3 0  70  96
WEEK FIVE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 24
PITTSBURGH 31, Green Bay 14
SUNDAY OCTOBER 25
Philadelphia 56, CARDS 17
LOS ANGELES 38, Bears 24
Cleveland 7, NEW YORK 0
Detroit 14, SAN FRANCISCO 10
BALTIMORE 27, Washington 17
AMERICAN CONFERENCE           NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Cleveland      5  0 0 128  38 Detroit        4  1 0 122 100
Pittsburgh     3  2 0 114 117 Los Angeles    4  1 0 158 101
Washington     2  2 1  89 100 San Francisco  3  2 0 128 117
Philadelphia   2  2 1 138 113 Baltimore      3  2 0  87 104
New York       1  4 0  51  72 Chi Bears      1  4 0  92 115
Chi Cards      0  5 0  72 159 GREEN BAY      1  4 0  84 127
WEEK SIX
SATURDAY OCTOBER 31
Green Bay 35, BALTIMORE 24
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1
SAN FRANCISCO 24, Bears 14
LOS ANGELES 37, Detroit 24
CLEVELAND 27, Washington 3
Philadelphia 35, PITTSBURGH 7
moved into a second-place tie with Ottawa, whose only TD was scored by Gene Roberts.
W - Saskatchewan 18, WINNIPEG 13 (16000) - Saskatchewan's Del Wardien set a new WIFU record by kicking
four field goals. Wardien ironically enough missed the convert on the Roughies lone TD by Harry Lampman.
W - Edmonton 34, CALGARY 13 - A big cog in the Edmonton victory was hard-running Billy Vessels, who cracked over for three touchdowns, all on off-tackle plunges from a few yards out.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 11
I - MONTREAL 26, Ottawa 18 (15462) - All three of the Al's TDs came on QB Sam Etcheverry's passes, to John
O' Quinn, Chuck Hunsinger and Alex Webster. Avatus Stone and Choo Choo  Roberts scored the Ottawa TDs.
O - TORONTO 14, Sarnia 10
MONDAY OCTOBER 12
I - Toronto 30, HAMILTON 12 (19069) - The desperate Argos kept their playoff chances alive as they led in the first-downs department with a 23-18 edge and gained 353 yards in the air against Hamilton's 218.
W - SASKATCHEWAN 14, Winnipeg 13 (15565) - The Bombers were short-handed, with six starters left injured in Winnipeg. The Roughies conceded a pair of safety touches late to retain possession.
W - EDMONTON 22, Calgary 6 (15500) - Edmonton led 9-0 at the half, then allowed Calgary their only converted TD in the third and than ran away with the game by scoring two converted majors and a single in the fourth.
O - SARNIA 22, Kichener-Waterloo 6 (2000)
IRFU                         WIFU                          ORFU                        
Hamilton   5  4 0 124 145 10 *-Edmonton 11  2 0 217 111 22 *-Kitch-Wat 6  2 0 164 103 12
Montreal   5  4 0 162 131 10 Winnipeg    6  7 0 182 180 12 Toronto     5  2 0 114  87 10
Ottawa     4  5 0 171 160  8 Saskatch    6  7 0 186 189 12 Sarnia      5  4 0 156  89 10
Toronto    4  5 0 124 145  8 Calgary     3 10 0 153 258  6 Brantford   0  8 0  48 203  0
*-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEEK EIGHT
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17
W - EDMONTON 32, Winnipeg 9 - Rollie Miles scored three TDs for the Eskimos, the second time he has done that this season, while QB Claude Arnold threw TD passes on his first two attempts.
W - SASKATCHEWAN 24, Calgary 18 - Bill Todd, a halfback picked up early this month from the Winnipeg intermediate league, scored two TDs for the Riders, as Calgary was eliminated from the playoff race.
I - Hamilton 33, OTTAWA 24 (13500) - Tom O'Malley, Ottawa quarterback, suffered the pain of seeing four of his first halt passes snapped up by Hamilton, which  went on to collect 24 points from the interceptions.
O - SARNIA 34, Brantford 6
O - KITCHENER-WATERLOO 20, Toronto 13 (3000)
SUNDAY OCTOBER 18
I - MONTREAL 39, Toronto 11 (19603) - Sam Etcheverry, the Als rifle man, outgunned Nobby Wirkowski with four TD heaves. It wasn't until the final quarter, when the Argos were far behind, that Nobby's passes clicked for TDs.
O - TORONTO 31, Kitchener-Waterloo 9 (1000)
MONDAY OCTOBER 19
W - Saskatchewan 20, EDMONTON 19 (15000) - It was sweet victory for Rider coach Frankie Filchock, bounced
as Eskimo coach after last season. Filchock took over at QB from the injured Glenn Dobbs to spark the win.
W - Winnipeg 18, CALGARY 6 (10000) - Showing early power, the Bombers scored two converted TDs in the second quarter to take an 18-0 lead. Neil Armstrong scored two Winnipeg TDs and Lorne Benson the other.
IRFU                         WIFU                          ORFU                        
Hamilton   6  4 0 157 169 12 *-Edmonton 12  3 0 268 140 24 *-Kitch-Wat 7  3 0 193 147 14
Montreal   6  4 0 201 142 12 *-Saskatch  8  7 0 230 226 16 *-Toronto   6  3 0 158 116 12
Ottawa     4  6 0 195 193  8 *-Winnipeg  7  8 0 209 218 14 *-Sarnia    6  4 0 190  95 12
Toronto    4  6 0 135 184  8 Calgary     3 12 0 177 300  6 Brantford   0  9 0  54 237  0
*-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEEK NINE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 24
W - Winnipeg 17, EDMONTON 8 (15000) - Winnipeg's three TDs were scored by Len Meltzer, Andy Sokol, and Neil Armstrong, wihle Edmonton star Billy Vessels was taken from the field with a serious neck injury.
W - CALGARY 13, Saskatch 13 (T) - 20-year veteran Frankie Filchock pranced like a young colt as he brought
the Riders from behind an early 6-0 deficit, and then watched his defense hold off a late Stampeder rally.
I - TORONTO 17, Hamilton 5 (19437) - The Argos rolled up 20 first downs against only seven for Hamilton and along the ground gained 176 yards to 34 by the Tiger-Cats. Toronto QB Nobby Wirkowski threw for 187 yards.
O - KITCHENER-WATERLOO 25, Brantford 13 - The Dutchmen had things their own way, moving ahead 12-0 in the first quarter and 13-0 at the half. Two first quarter TDs by Al Wade and Bobby Kuntz sewed up the victory early.
O - SARNIA 23, Toronto 6 - Perk Johnson, Eric McKeever and Dutch Davey scored Sarnia TDs, while Harvey Singleton scored the single Toronto major.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 25
I - Ottawa 30, MONTREAL 15 (16115) - Bernie Flowers accounted for two of Ottawa's five TDs, four in the third quarter. Avatus Stone. Choo Choo Roberts and Bobby Cunningham got one each.
O - TORONTO 37, Brantford 0 - Dick Gregory scored 17 points on two TDs, a field goal ard four converts, in leading the Beaches to an easy victory and forcing a tie for second.
IRFU                         WIFU                          ORFU                        
Hamilton   6  5 0 162 186 12 *-Edmonton 12  4 0 276 157 24 *-Kitch-Wat 8  3 0 218 160 16
Montreal   6  5 0 216 172 12 *-Saskatch  8  7 1 243 239 17 *-Sarnia    7  4 0 213 101 14
Ottawa     5  6 0 225 208 10 *-Winnipeg  8  8 0 226 226 16 *-Toronto   7  4 0 201 139 14
Toronto    5  6 0 152 189 10 Calgary     3 12 1 190 313  7 Brantford   0 11 0  67 299  0
*-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEEK TEN
SATURDAY OCTOBER 31
I - Ottawa 20, TORONTO 8 (20187) - Ottawa, deploying the element of surprise with an unexpected, pulverizing
split-T attack, moved their way back into the thick of the Big Four playoff race.
I - HAMILTON 31, Montreal 18 (17000) - At the half, Hamilton trailed 18-7. But with the start of the second half the Alouettes' wagon broke down and Ti-Cats turned the game into a one-sided affair.
O - Sarnia 18, KITCHENER-WATERLOO 0 - The Dutchmen drew the playoff bye at a stormy league meeting while Sarnia coach Hugh Douglas protested, who suggested that the bye go to the team with the high aggregate score.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1
O - TORONTO 51, Brantford 6
IRFU                         ORFU                        
Hamilton   7  5 0 193 204 14 *-Kitch-Wat 8  4 0 218 178 16
Montreal   6  6 0 234 203 12 *-Sarnia    8  4 0 231 101 16
Ottawa     6  6 0 245 216 12 *-Toronto   8  4 0 252 145 16
Toronto    5  7 0 160 209 10 Brantford   0 12 0  73 350  0
*-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEEK ELEVEN
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7
I - OTTAWA 13, Toronto 4 (12688) - The Riders fashioned their win against the desperate Argos with two second-quarter TDs and a third-quarter single, and by tightening up whenever Toronto came within striking distance.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8
I - MONTREAL 31, Hamilton 18 (12085) - Alex Webster's 90-yard kickoff return set up a TD run by Chuck Hunsinger, as the Als scored twice in the fourth quarter for the win to force a three-way tie for first in the IRFU.
IRFU                       
Hamilton   7  6 0 211 235 14
Montreal   7  6 0 265 221 14
Ottawa     7  6 0 258 220 14
Toronto    5  8 0 164 222 10
*-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEEK TWELVE
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14
I - Montreal 27, TORONTO 8 (16153) - The Als scored four converted TDs, two by Alex Webster and one each by Sam Etcheverry and Red O'Quinn, and a 28-yard FG by Ray Poole to make the Big Four finals.
I - HAMILTON 18, Ottawa 8 (18000) - The Cats were quick to take advantage of Ottawa mistakes and moved into a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter to roll their way to a fourth consecutive Big Four final.
IRFU                         ORFU                        
*-Hamilton 8  6 0 229 243 16
*-Montreal 8  6 0 292 229 16
Ottawa     7  7 0 266 238 14
Toronto    5  9 0 172 249 10
*-Clinched Playoff Berth
WIFU SEMI-FINAL (Winnipeg wins series, 60-23)
Wed Oct 28 - WINNIPEG 43, Saskatchewan 5 (16827) - 22-year old Lorne Benson ran and blasted his way
through, around and over the Roughriders for 163 yards and six TDs to give the Bombers a huge series lead.
Sat Oct 31 - SASKATCHEWAN 18, Winnipeg 17 (14000) - An errant convert kick by Bud Korchak meant the difference, but the Bombers suffered a jolt when Lorne Benson was taken from the field with an injured knee.
WIFU FINALS (Winnipeg wins series, 2 games to 1)
Sat Nov 7 - EDMONTON 25, Winnipeg 7 (15500) - Rollle Miles was the lending scorer for the Esks with a couple of TDs. Rod Pantages, replacing the injured Normie Kwong, blasted his way for a TD and kicked a pair of singles.
Wed Nov 11 - WINNIPEG 21, Edmonton 17 (17434) - Trailing late, Edmonton held the ball for most of the fourth quarter and were in striking distance in the last two minutes of play but lost the ball on downs.
Sat Nov 14 - Winnipeg 30, EDMONTON 24 (15592) - Indian Jack Jacobs led the Bombers to four TDs in the final quarter to shock the Eskimos and a date with the Toronto Balmy Beaches in a Grey Cup semi-final.
ORFU SEMI-FINAL (Toronto wins series, 18-12)
Sat Nov 7 - SARNIA 2, Toronto 0
Sun Nov 8 - TORONTO 18, Sarnia 10 (700) - The Beach victory, largely on an interception by Bob McGee and a 57-yard TD pass from Bob Schneidenback to Nayland Moll, gave the Argonaut farm club the two-game total-point win.
ORFU FINAL (Toronto wins series, 30-21)
Wed Nov 11 - KITCHENER-WATERLOO 9, Toronto 6 (2000) - The Dutchmen built up an 8-0 halftime lead, added a single in the third quarter and held the margin until the closing minutes when Dick Gregory scored for Toronto.
Sun Nov 15 - TORONTO 24, Kitchener-Waterloo 12 (6000) - Beaches wiped out the series deficit and ran to their 10th title since 1924, and ended a Cinderella story for the Dutchmen, back in the ORFU after a 13-year absence.
GREY CUP SEMI- FINAL
Sat Nov 21 - WINNIPEG 24, Toronto (ORFU) 4 (15900) - Toronto jumped out to a 4-0 early lead, before the Bombers went ahead 8-4 at the half and added three touchdowns in the final 30 minutes.
IRFU FINALS (Hamilton wins series, 59-23)
Wed Nov 18 - HAMILTON 37, Montreal 12 (15000) - The Tiger-Cats, giving their finest display of offensive power this season, scored six TDs, half of them from Lou Kusserow, to trounce the Alouettes.
Sun Nov 22 - Hamilton 22, MONTREAL 11 (18070) - The Cats struck for two TDs in the fourth quarter, a tense 15-minute stretch highlighted by Red O'Quinn jumping from the bench and tackling TD-bound Bernie Custis.
1953 GREY CUP GAME (Saturday, November 28 at Toronto - 27,313)
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS (10-6) 12, WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS (12-10) 6 - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers squared off in the annual Canadian gridiron classic in 1953. In one of the thrilling finishes in Grey Cup history, the Ticats narrowly escaped Toronto’s Varsity Stadium with the victory. Trailing by six points in the game’s dying moments, Winnipeg’s Indian Jack Jacobs put together a 98-yard drive which ended on a play on the Hamilton two-yard line. Jacobs, with an all or nothing pass, threw to Tom Casey who was just short of the goal line. But as the ball reached his fingertips, Lou Kusserow came out of nowhere to make a crushing tackle to knock the ball loose. That ended the game, as the Tiger-Cats returned the Grey Cup trophy back to Hamilton for the first time in 10 years. Kusserow was supposed to cover Neill Armstrong on the game-ending play, but his gut told him to cover Casey instead. It turned out to be the right choice. The Ticats were fortunate he was still in the game as he injured his ribs in the second quarter on a hard tackle following an interception. Jacobs had a similar drive in the second quarter, moving the Bombers 92 yards on six plays, only to lose possession on an interception from Vito Ragazzo. Hamilton took a 6-0 lead in the opening quarter on a 53-yard drive. Ed Songin lunged across the goal line for the score. It remained that way until the third quarter. The Bombers advanced to the Hamilton 28 before Dick Brown made an interception to end the threat. Winnipeg moved down the field again, but Bud Korchak’s field goal attempt failed to put points on the scoreboard. The Bombers were finally able to reach pay dirt on a 50-yard drive. Gerry James went over from the Hamilton one-yard line for the touchdown. After the ensuing kickoff, it took Hamilton just three plays to recapture the lead. Kusserow passed to Ralph Toohy for 21 yards. After a loss of a yard, Ragazzo caught a 15-yard pass from Songin in the flat and sprinted 30 yards down the sidelines for the winning major. Winnipeg’s Geoff Crain gambled and went after the ball, allowing Ragazzo to spring free. The outcome was bitter sweet for Jacobs, who made up for his dismal showing in the 1950 Mud Bowl, but once again went home without the title.
WEEK ONE
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26
I - TORONTO 11, Montreal 9 (18000) - Billy Bass crashed over from the one-yard line on second down for the pay-off points. The TD wiped out a 9-6 lead that the Alouettes took in the third quarter on Ray Poole's 25-yard FG.
FRIDAY AUGUST 28
O - Kitchener-Waterloo 23, BRANTFORD 12
SATURDAY AUGUST 29
I - HAMILTON 14, Ottawa 10 (12000) - The Tiger-Cats, taking plenty of time to get working in the 95-degree weather, tore apart the Ottawa line in the last half and kept plodding until the final whistle.
W - Calgary 29, SASKATACHEWAN 17 (14000) - Calgary, led by QB Frankie Albert and RB John Henry Johnson,
were up 23-0 at the end of the first quarter. Bill Sherman bagged two touchdowns for the Stampeders.
W - WINNIPEG 7, Edmonton 6 (16108) - An attempted FG by Edmonton's Ted Tully on the last play of the game went astray to give Winnipeg the win. Tully's boot from 18 yards out was wide off the posts and went for a single.
O - Sarnia 30, TORONTO 5 (200)
MONDAY AUGUST 31
W - Edmonton 19, SASKATCHEWAN 17 - A 95-yard runback of a kickoff by Billy Vessels late in the fourth quarter gave Edmonton Eskimos the win, after the Eskimos dominated the first half.
W - WINNIPEG 16, Calgary 10 (16108) - Buddy Korchak paced the Bomber scoring with a touchdown, a field goal and two converts for a total of 10 points to put Winnipeg in first place all alone.
IRFU                         WIFU                          ORFU                        
Toronto    1  0 0  11   9  2 Winnipeg    2  0 0  23  16  4 Sarnia      1  0 0  30   5  2
Hamilton   1  0 0  14  10  2 Calgary     1  1 0  39  33  2 Kitch-Water 1  0 0  23  12  2
Ottawa     0  1 0  10  14  0 Edmonton    1  1 0  25  24  2 Toronto     0  1 0   5  30  0
Montreal   0  1 0   9  11  0 Saskatch    0  2 0  34  48  0 Brantford   0  1 0  12  23  0
WEEK TWO
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2
I - MONTREAL 15, Toronto 7 (13267) - Joe Scott ran for a 5-yard TD in the third quarter to give Montreal the win. Virgil Wagner scored the other TD for Montreal.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4
W - WINNIPEG 13, Saskatchewan 6 (16000) - Bomber QB Jack Jacobs, who played all the first half and the last part of the fourth, tossed TD passes to Tom Casev and Tommy Ford, and scored a single point on a rouge.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5
W - Edmonton 18, CALGARY 6 - Billy Vessels returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for an Eskimo TD, then tossed a TD pass to Steve Mendryk in the final quarter to seal the win.
I - OTTAWA 26, Montreal 6 (12000) - The Riders' high scorer was Avatus Stone scored on two TD runs and handled most of the kicking, scoring a clean single in the fourth quarter with a punt to the deadline from midfield.
O - SARNIA 9, Brantford 7
O - Kitchener-Waterloo 24, TORONTO 14
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7
I - HAMILTON 14, Toronto 12 (17000) - With QB Nobby Wirkowski striking dangerously with short passes, the Argos threatened until the final gun, but each time their attack bogged down due to turnovers.
W - SASKATCHEWAN 23, Winnipeg 19 (14904) - A record crowd saw Riders rally from a 13-6 half-time deficit to knock off the Bombers for the first time in 11 games, spread over three seasons.
W - EDMONTON 19, Calgary 5 (15500) - Edmonton, paced by the sharp passing of Claude Arnold and the brilliant end runs by Billy Vessels and Rollie Miles were easy winners after a slow start in a scoreless opening quarter.
O - Toronto 9, SARNIA 8 (3000)
IRFU                         WIFU                          ORFU                        
Hamilton   2  0 0  28  22  4 Winnipeg    3  1 0  55  45  6 Kitch-Water 2  0 0  47  26  4
Ottawa     1  1 0  36  20  2 Edmonton    3  1 0  62  35  6 Sarnia      2  1 0  47  21  4
Toronto    1  2 0  30  38  2 Calgary     1  3 0  50  70  2 Toronto     1  2 0  28  62  2
Montreal   1  2 0  30  44  2 Saskatch    1  3 0  63  80  2 Brantford   0  2 0  19  32  0
WEEK THREE
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
I - MONTREAL 17, Hamilton 0 (13215) - Ray Poole scored 12 of Montreal's points. Sam "the Rifle" Etcheverry sent
Montreal ahead with a TD on a quarterback sneak from the Hamilton one-yard line in the first quarter.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
I - Ottawa 20, TORONTO 16 (17459) - 'he Argonauts, in a desperate final quarter rally, scored 15 points on three spectacular TD passes by Nobby Wirkowski, but the Riders always managed to stay in front.
W - EDMONTON 13, Saskatchewan 1 (15300) - HB Billy Vessels caught a forward for one touchdown and ran 40 yard for another as the Eskimos took over first place in the WIFU.
W - CALGARY 23, Winnipeg 14 (12000) - pete Thodos was the top scorer for Calgary with a pair of TDs, while Frankie Albert and John Henry and Johnson picked up the others, as the Stamps took the lead in the third quarter.
O - KITCHENER-WATERLOO 20, Sarnia 16 (2000)
O - Toronto 31, BRANTFORD 0
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
W - Saskatchewan 34, CALGARY 2 (13000) - Glenn Dobbs tossed five TD passes against a Calgary squad that was dominated to such an extent that they crossed midfield only once.
W - EDMONTON 9, Winnipeg 7 (16000) - The Bombers, with Jack Jacobs at the helm, flew down the field in the
dying minutes, but Bill Briggs smashed through the line to block Bud Korchak's attempted FG on the final play.
IRFU                         WIFU                          ORFU                        
Hamilton   2  1 0  28  39  4 Edmonton    5  1 0  84  43 10 Kitch-Water 3  0 0  67  42  6
Ottawa     2  1 0  56  36  4 Winnipeg    3  3 0  76  77  6 Sarnia      2  2 0  63  41  4
Montreal   2  2 0  47  44  4 Calgary     2  4 0  75 118  4 Toronto     2  2 0  59  62  4
Toronto    1  3 0  46  58  2 Saskatch    2  4 0  98  95  4 Brantford   0  3 0  19  63  0
WEEK FOUR
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
I - Toronto 21, HAMILTON 20 - Toronto rallied late, with Joe Scudero, who joined the Toronto team a week ago after a try out with the Detroit Lions, scoring on a third-down plunge to break the Hamilton hearts.
I - OTTAWA 22, Montreal 13 - Avatus Stone, who jumped a Chicago Cardinals contract to come to Ottawa, notched all three Rider majors and kicked two singles for a total of 17 points.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19
I - Hamilton 12, TORONTO 9 (20382) - The Tiger-Cats intercepted two long forwards by Argonaut QB Don Panciera to convert them into Tiger-Cat scores and keep Toronto in the cellar.
W - WINNIPEG 16, Calgary 15 (16578) - Powered by the two-TD performance of Billy Vessels, Edmonton extended their unbeaten string in the Western Interprovincial Football Union to six games.
W - Edmonton 12, SASKATCHEWAN 6 (16658) - Two blocked converts by Buddy Tinsley gave Winnipeg the win. The blocks halted a fourth-quarter Stamp rally, which netted them two TDs and almost wiped out a 16-5 deficit.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20
I - MONTREAL 37, Ottawa 21 (16902) - Chuck Hunsinger was the big gun of the grme with four TDs for the Als. It was the first Montreal victory over Ottawa since Oct. 9, 1950.
IRFU                         WIFU                          ORFU                        
Hamilton   3  2 0  60  69  6 Edmonton    6  1 0  96  49 12 Kitch-Water 3  0 0  67  42  6
Ottawa     3  2 0  99  86  6 Winnipeg    4  3 0  92  92  8 Sarnia      2  2 0  63  41  4
Montreal   3  3 0  97  87  6 Calgary     2  5 0  90 134  4 Toronto     2  2 0  59  62  4
Toronto    2  4 0  76  90  4 Saskatch    2  5 0 104 107  4 Brantford   0  3 0  19  63  0
WEEK FIVE
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23
O - KITCHENER-WATERLOO 36, Brantford 12
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26
I - Toronto 18, OTTAWA 17 (16000) - The Argos rallied when on a spectacular interception and 45-yard run by Avatus Stone, but the point which won the game had already been kicked by Steve Karrys.
I - HAMILTON 20, Montreal 15 (16000) - Behind 15-14 late, Hamilton's Cam Fraser kicked what appeared to be the tying single, but Tex Coulter allowed the ball to bounce around and Fraser fell on it for the game-winning TD.
W - SASKATCHEWAN 21, Winnipeg 15 (12446) - Riders QB Glenn Dobbs, back in form after being hampered by 1952 injuries, completed 23 passes for 214 yards while Bombers QB Jack Jacobs threw for 297 yards.
W - EDMONTON 15, Calgary 6 (15000) - Edmonton led 13-0 at the end of the third quarter in near-freezing weather and then limited the Stampeders to one converted touchdown.
O - SARNIA 32, Brantford 0
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28
W - Edmonton 21, CALGARY 12 (12000) - Rollie Miles led the Eskimos to their eighth straight victory with a brilliant three-TD performance. John Henry Johnson and Bill Pullar scored Calgary majors.
W - WINNIPEG 19, Saskatchewan 2 (16400) - 22-year old Geoff Grain, making his first start with the Bombers, thrilled the crowd as he clicked on two TD passes and rolled the team to its best ground attack of the season.
IRFU                         WIFU                          ORFU                        
Hamilton   4  2 0  80  84  8 Edmonton    8  1 0 132  67 16 Kitch-Water 4  0 0 103  54  8
Ottawa     3  3 0 116 104  6 Winnipeg    5  4 0 126 115 10 Sarnia      3  2 0  95  41  6
Montreal   3  4 0 112 107  6 Saskatch    3  6 0 127 141  6 Toronto     2  2 0  59  62  4
Toronto    3  4 0  94 107  6 Calgary     2  7 0 108 170  4 Brantford   0  5 0  31 131  0
WEEK SIX
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30
O - Kitchener-Waterloo 22, SARNIA 9
SATURDAY OCTOBER 3
W - SASKATCHEWAN 19, Edmonton 13 - Saskatchewan scored three converted first-quarter TDs before the Eskimos could get settled and then hung on for an upset victory, snapping Edmonton's eight-game win streak.
W - WINNIPEG 24, Calgary 17 (16458) - After taking a 6-5 edge in the first quarter, the Bombers were behind 11-9 at the half. They pulled ahead by a slim 18-17 margin at the three-quarter mnrk, then scored a TD in the fourth.
I - OTTAWA 31, Hamilton 6 (15500) - The Rough Riders turned one interception and two fumbles into TDs. Bernie Flowers picked out two of QB Tom O'Malley's passes for TDs, while Choo Choo Roberts snared another.
O - Sarnia 20, BRANTFORD 6
O - Toronto 13, KITCHENER-WATERLOO 9
MONDAY OCTOBER 5
W - Edmonton 16, WINNIPEG 6 (17014) - Edmonton played heads-up ball as they recovered three fumbles, intercepted three pass attempts and blocked one kick, while Wilbur Snider collected 11 points.
W - Calgary 9, SASKATCHEWAN 8 - Frankie Albert heaved Calgary's TD pass to import end Al Endriss. Glen Christian converted the major and booted a field goal from 32 yards out to move Calgary into playoff contention.
O - TORONTO 28, Brantford 6 (200)
IRFU                         WIFU                          ORFU                        
Hamilton   4  3 0  86 115  8 *-Edmonton  9  2 0 161  92 18 Kitch-Water 5  1 0 134  76 10
Ottawa     4  3 0 147 110  8 Winnipeg    6  5 0 156 148 12 Toronto     4  2 0 100  77  8
Montreal   3  4 0 112 107  6 Saskatch    4  7 0 154 163  8 Sarnia      4  3 0 124  69  8
Toronto    3  4 0  94 107  6 Calgary     3  8 0 134 202  6 Brantford   0  7 0  43 179  0
*-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEEK SEVEN
FRIDAY OCTOBER 9
O - Kitchener-Waterloo 24, BRANTFORD 5
SATURDAY OCTOBER 10
I - Hamilton 26, TORONTO 0 - The Hamilton line, led by Vince Mazza, Quincy Armstrong, Eddie Bevan, Vince Scott, and Bill Berezowski, was the decisive factor as they rolled through with ease on QB Nobby Wirkowski.
I - Montreal 24, OTTAWA 6 (15482) - John O' Quinn, Jim Miller and Phil Adrian scored TDs for Montreal, which
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