WESTERN SEMI-FINALS (Calgary wins series, 27-26)
Sat Nov 11 - CALGARY 10, Edmonton 8 (18000) - In a game marked by brutal hits and devastating injures, Calgary's Harvey Wylie intercepted a last-minute pass thrown by QB Don Getty at his own 40, then brought the crowd to its feet with a dazzling 70-yard return that wiped out an 8-4 deficit with one dramatic stroke.
Mon Nov 13 - EDMONTON 18, Calgary 17 (14112) - The last time Calgary got as far as the Western final, they made it to the 1949 Grey Cup game and lost to Montreal. The turning point came in the fourth when Edmonton had a TD by Mike Lashuk called back on a holding penalty, ending their 11-year run in the Western finals.
WESTERN FINALS (Winnipeg wins series, 2 games to 0)
Sat Nov 18 - Winnipeg 14, CALGARY 1 (18500) - The key factors were fullback Gerry James, who was directly responsible for 13 of Winnipeg's 14 points, and a capricious north-west wind which destroyed the passing attack of the Stampeders and intimidated Winnipeg into not passing at all.
Wed Nov 22 - WINNIPEG 43, Calgary 14 (16800) - The Bombers rolled up 43 points before Calgary scored. They led 8-0 after 15 minutes, 26-0 at the half and 36-0 after three quarters. Leo Lewis led the way with two TDs, and Ernie Pitts, Farrell Funston and Frank Rigney added one apiece. The Stamps completed only 1 of 13 passes.
Sat Nov 11 - Toronto 43, OTTAWA 19 (19151) - Argos QB Tobin Rote completed 26 of 33 passes for 347 yards. He fired TD passes of 10, 14, 22 and 39 yards to Ron Morris, picked up from Calgary early in the season. Rote ran two yards and one yard for the other two Toronto scores. Bill Mitchell converted all six touchdowns.
EASTERN FINALS (Hamilton wins series, 55-27)
Sat Nov 18 - TORONTO 25, Hamilton 7 (33135) - The first half was just about a standoff with Toronto ahead 8-3, then QB Tobin Rote, who connected on 25 of 39 passes for 301 yards, broke the game wide open with a 22-point second-half scoring spree. He scored a TD himself and pitched TD strikes to Bobby Kuntz and Dave Mann.
Sat Nov 25 - HAMILTON 48, Toronto 2 (OT) (23000) - The Ti-Cats, who weren't given much of a chance to overcome Toronto's 18-point lead, scored only three points in the first half, but ended up with an incredible 20-2 margin at the end of regulation play, then piled up another 28 points in overtime and took the series.