1961 GREY CUP (Saturday, December 2 at Toronto - 32,651)
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS (15-3) 21, HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 14 (11-5) (OT) - After a one-year absence, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats renewed their rivalry in the Grey Cup. And for the first time ever, overtime was needed to determine the 1961 national champion. This game was not for the faint of heart, as pundits considered this one of the hardest hitting Grey Cups in memory. Hamilton fullback Larry Hickman was knocked out of the game with a badly sprained ankle while Winnipeg’s Ray Jauch suffered an Achille’s injury in the first half and did not return. The Tiger-Cats jumped to an early lead on a big play. Quarterback Bernie Faloney connected on a short pass to Paul Dekker deep in Hamilton territory. With a burst of speed, Dekker outran six Winnipeg defenders for a 90-yard touchdown. Hamilton had an opportunity to pad its lead heading into halftime, as a pass interference call gave the Tiger-Cats a first down on the Winnipeg one-yard line for the final play of the first half. Instead of attempting a field goal, head coach Jim Trimble opted to go for a touchdown. But there was a misplay on the snap causing a fumble, and Hamilton had to settle for a 7-1 lead after 30 minutes. Hamilton continued to control the scoreboard in the third quarter, when Ralph Goldston caught a Faloney pass, broke an attempted tackle by Nick Miller, and reached the end zone for a 23-yard touchdown to put the Tiger-Cats up 14-4. The Tiger-Cats then gave way to a punishing Winnipeg offence. Beginning from their own 23-yard line, the Blue Bombers put together a long drive to set up a 28-yard field goal by James. With less than six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter on second down and 30, Farrell Funston caught a pass from Ken Ploen for a 34-yard gain to the Hamilton five-yard line. James, courtesy of some great blocking, ultimately scored on a one-yard plunge to tie the score at 14. With no more scoring in regulation, the Tiger-Cats were forced to play their second overtime in a week. Consisting of two 10-minute halves, both teams were scoreless in the first extra session. It took 73 minutes and two seconds for the Blue Bombers to take the only lead they would need. Ploen evaded three Hamilton defenders en route to an 18-yard game winning touchdown run. James’ convert was his 14th point of the game.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (10-4)
Head Coach: Jim Trimble
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (13-3)
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Ottawa Rough Riders (8-6)
Head Coach: Frank Clair
Toronto Argonauts (7-6-1)
Head Coach: Lou Agase
Montreal Alouettes (4-9-1)
Head Coach: Perry Moss
Edmonton Eskimos (10-5-1)
Head Coach: Eagle Keys
Calgary Stampeders (7-9)
Head Coach: Bobby Dobbs
Saskatchewan Roughriders (5-10-1)
Head Coach: Steve Owen
British Columbia Lions (1-13-2)
Head Coach: Wayne Robinson (0-6-1) and Dave Skrien (1-7-1)
MONDAY AUGUST 7
Winnipeg 18, CALGARY 17 - Winnipeg had led the contest 17-3 as late as the fourth, but required a last-play kick by Charlie Shepard to salvage the victory. He kicked a single from three yards out on the final play after the Stamps had made a desperate attempt to return a punt from the end zone and kicked the ball out of bounds.
Edmonton 29, BRIT COLUMBIA 19 (28617) - QB Jackie Parker and Johnny Bright led the Eskimo attack with help from rookie Bobby Walden, who scored a TD and a single, while Bright had two TDs and Parker threw a TD pass. The Lions had their stars, especially Willie Fleming, who scampered from his own 18 yard line to a TD on a KO.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Winnipeg    1  0 0  18  17  2 British Col 0  1 0  19  29  0
Edmonton    1  0 0  29  19  2 Calgary     0  1 0  17  18  0
Saskatch    0  0 0   0   0  0
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23
Winnipeg 33, EDMONTON 10 (19198) - Winnipeg faltered briefly in the second quarter, but the rest of the way, they
were in complete command. They led 13-0 after the first quarter, 20-10 after the second and increased their lead
to 27-10 after the third. Kenny Ploen, Leo Lewis and Hal Ledyard all threw Winnipeg TD passes.
CALGARY 28, British Col 9 - Calgary gained 489 yards to keep the Lions winless. B.C. was never closer to the
Stampeder goal line than 18 yards away, and in the second half gained possession of the ball in Calgary territory only once. Earl Lunsford ran  for 194 yards and scored once for the Stamps, who moved into a tie for third place.
Montreal 28, HAMILTON 7 (25291) - Although Gerry Thompkins fired but 10 passes he completed seven,
including TD pitches to Don Clark and George Dixon. Clark's second TD came when he raced around the
end from three yards out. Dixon also scored another TD for the Als, who ended Hamilton's perfect season.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24
OTTAWA 29, Toronto 10 (30648) - QB Tobin Rote, who scored the Argos' only TD, found himself hard-pressed by
the Ottawa defence. They made him fumble twice and turned one into a TD, when Gilles Archambault rumbled 90 yards for the touchdown. DE Jim Reynolds intercepted one Rote pass and paved the way for Ottawa's first TD.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25
Edmonton 16, SASKATCHEWAN 1 (10182) - QB Jackie Parker tossed a 30-yard pass to rookie HB Bobby Walden for Edmonton's first TD and scored the second himself on a one-yard rollout. Walden also kicked two singles. Saskatchewan FB Ferd Burket booted a 45-yard punt for a single in the fourth for the Riders' only score.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    8  2 1 250 176 17 Hamilton    7  1 0 207 167 14
Winnipeg    7  2 0 197 165 14 Ottawa      5  3 0 213 142 10
Calgary     3  5 0 161 155  6 Toronto     3  4 1 131 124  7
Saskatch    3  7 0 125 205  6 Montreal    2  5 1 125 136  5
British Col 0  9 1 128 267  1
THURSDAY AUGUST 24
SASKATCHEWAN 25, Brit Col 6 (12341) - The Riders notched back-to-back victories for the first time in three years. Fred Burket scored one TD and four singles and had a 51.4 yard average on nine punts. Halfbacks
Ray Smith and Ray Purdin each scored a touchdown for Saskatchewan. The loss left the Lions in the basement.
Edmonton 35, WINNIPEG 20 (19660) - Jackie Parker scored 17 points to lead the Eskimos to the win and tying
the Bombers for the lead in the Western Conference. Parker scored 3 FGs, a tTD and converted twice. HB Joe Bob Smith scored 2 other Eskimo TDs and Johnny Bright the other. Roger Hagberg scored two Winnipeg TDs.
FRIDAY AUGUST 25
Toronto 15, MONTREAL 10 (18522) - Toronto rode the power running and kicking of Cookie Gilchrist to their first win, as the 245-pounder scored all Toronto's points with a TD and three FGs, but twice he fumbled and once
dropped a pass in the Montreal end zone with no Alouette defender within 10 yards of him.
SATURDAY AUGUST 26
Ottawa 32, CALGARY 1 (14000) - The Grey Cup champions scored at will through, around and over a hapless defence, mounting quarter leads of 8-1 and 18-1 going into the scoreless third quarter. Davy West, Gerry Nesbitt,
Ron Stewart and Ted Smale made the four Ottawa TDs. Gary Schreider concerted all four and kicked a FG.
MONDAY AUGUST 28
EDMONTON 21, British Col 20 (13000) - A quick kick by Bob Walden gave Eskimos a cliffhanger win. The single broke a 20-20 tie gained in the fourth on a FG by Edmonton QB Jackie Parker from about 33 yards after B.C. QB Joe Kapp fashioned a 20-17 lead on a nine-yard TD pass to end Dick Johnson.
Ottawa 29, SASKATCHEWAN 10 (14291) - Ottawa led 14-7 at the half and moved through the Roughrider line almost at will. Besides 376 yards on the ground, Ottawa added 70 in the air on six Russ Jackson passes out of 12 tries. Ottawa had 26 first downs, Saskatchewan only eight. The Roughriders gained 62 yards on the ground.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    5  0 0 156  67 10 Ottawa      3  1 0 121  47  6
Winnipeg    4  1 0 102  99  8 Hamilton    2  0 0  58  45  4
Saskatch    2  3 0  75 108  4 Toronto     1  2 0  52  52  2
Calgary     1  3 0  53  82  2 Montreal    0  3 1  32  76  1
British Col 0  5 1  80 153  1
THURSDAY AUGUST 10
Calgary 20, SASKATCHEWAN 10 (12700) - FB Earl Lunsford scored two TDs for Calgary, who rolled up 216 yards rushing. HB Lovell Coleman added a score, and QB Jerry Keeling directed the Stamp attack to their first win. The Riders' points came on a TD by rookie Ray Perdin and a FG and a convert by Reg Whitehouse.
FRIDAY AUGUST 11
Winnipeg 21, MONTREAL 15 (18000) - The first game of the brand new inter-locking schedule was won by the Bomber defense, which held Montreal's running attack in check except for a 106-yard burst by Don Clark. Bombers QB Hal Ledyard threw 17 passes and completed 11 of them to pace the Winnipeg offense.
SATURDAY AUGUST 12
OTTAWA 41, British Columbia 7 (17329) - The Riders ran for 285 yards, and had 23 first downs to the Lions' 12. Dave Thelen gained 92 yards for Ottawa, who held the Lions scoreless until there were two minutes remaining. Rookie QB Bob Schloredt started for B.C. but made only a couple of good runs and threw one incomplete pass.
MONDAY AUGUST 14
Winnipeg 14, TORONTO 13 (27187) - Charlie Shepard kicked a single with less than 4 minutes to play to give the Bomber their second straight win over an EFC foe. Former Bomber QB Kenny Ploen went all the way in the Bomber defensive backfield and emerged as the outstanding player of the game.
EDMONTON 38, Saskatchewan 8 (16500) - Ron Quillen stole the show, catching three TD passes, as the Esks led 24-8 going into the fourth and rolled. He was replacing veteran Joe Bob Smith, out with influenza. Eskimo QB Don Getty completed 5 of 8 for 99 yards and Jackie Parker completed 11 of 15 for 179.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Winnipeg    3  0 0  53  45  6 Ottawa      1  0 0  41   7  2
Edmonton    2  0 0  67  27  4 Hamilton    0  0 0   0   0  0
Calgary     1  1 0  37  28  2 Montreal    0  1 0  15  21  0
British Col 0  2 0  26  70  0 Toronto     0  1 0  13  14  0
Saskatch    0  2 0  18  58  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 15
HAMILTON 30, British Columbia 21 (17103) - Bernie Faloney fired three TD passes to lead Hamilton to an opening day win. BC battled back from a 24-6 deficit with 20 of their points in the third quarter before the TiCats pulled away. George Scott, picked up from the New York Giants late last season, scored two TDs for the TiCats.
THURSDAY AUGUST 17
WINNIPEG 29, Ottawa 19 (18517) - The Blue Bombers, sparked by Leo Lewis' three TDs, won their fourth straight and their third in a row over an EFC team. The Bombers piled up 315 yards rushing compared to 225 for Ottawa. Bombers QB Kenny Ploen threw only four forward passes and completed two of them for 18 yards.
SATURDAY AUGUST 19
Saskatchewan 22, CALGARY 15 (15000) - Saskatchewan scored three first-half TDs under rookie QB Dave Grosz for their first victory. Grosz threw a pair of touchdown passes to end Jack Gotta and called an unexpected reverse play to set HB Ray Purdin free for a 69-yard TD. Then both teams bogged down in the last 30 minutes.
EDMONTON 33, Montreal 0 (17000) - FB Johnny Bright bombed his way to two TDs and QB Jackie Parker rocked his way to a TD, three converts and a FG in Edmonton's first interlocking game. Parker and Don Getty combined for a total of 283 yards passing. Edmonton picked up 28 first downs to Montreal's seven.
SUNDAY AUGUST 20
Hamilton 28, TORONTO 24 (27809) - Hamilton came to life in the fourth quarter to score 21 points on Bernie Faloney's three TD passes, and take over first place with four points. Hamilton won the game in the last three minutes after a key interception by DB Carney Henley on a pass thrown by Cookie Gilchrist.
MONDAY AUGUST 21
BRITISH COLUMBIA 7, Montreal 7 (T) (26863) - Gino Berretta booted the ball out of the Montreal end zone with less than 20 seconds left to preserve the tie. Neil Beaumont had punted to Berretta just two yards inside the end zone. When Berretta booted the ball back, Beaumont hobbled it at the 25-yard. line and the Als recovered it.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Winnipeg    4  0 0  82  64  8 Hamilton    2  0 0  58  45  4
Edmonton    3  0 0 100  27  6 Ottawa      1  1 0  60  36  2
Calgary     1  2 0  52  50  2 Montreal    0  2 1  22  61  1
Saskatch    1  2 0  40  73  2 Toronto     0  2 0  37  42  0
British Col 0  3 1  54 107  1
THURSDAY AUGUST 31
Hamilton 30, WINNIPEG 9 (18951) - Bernie Faloney threw four TD passes, three of them to Gerry McDougall, as the Tiger-Cats rolled. The assault against the Bombers ran Faloney's TD pass total to 11 for three games, all vctories, and lifted the Tiger-Cats into a share of first place in the Eastern Division.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2
OTTAWA 25, Montreal 24 (16009) - Each team scored three converted TDs and a FG. The one-point difference resulted from Gerry Nesbitt's 33-yard punt into the Montreal end zone early in the fourth quarter on which Marv Luster was rouged. HB Joe Kelly scored two Ottawa touchdowns.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4
Winnipeg 17, SASKATCHEWAN 11 (15124) - Leo Lewis rushed for 110 yards on 17 carries to lead Winnipeg to its 15th consecutive road win. His sprints twice carried him over the goal line for the only two TDs the Bombers got. Winnipeg's other points came from the toe of Gerry James, who kicked a FG, a convert and a single.
Edmonton 10, CALGARY 9 (15000) - Jackie Paker's FG bounced off the goalpost crossbar and over on the second-to-last play of the game to keep Edmonton perfect. Calgary led 9-7 with less than four minutes remaining when Esk coach Eagle Keys put Don Getty at QB to relieve Parker for pass catching duties.
HAMILTON 21, Toronto 19 (26533) - Hamilton, utilizing secondstring QB Tom Dublinski as a pass receiver, edged Toronto. Dublinski scored one TD on a 28-yard pass from Bernie Faloney in the second quarter. Cookie Gilchrist's FG midway in the fourth quarter cut Hamilton's lead to two points but Hamilton held on desperately.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    6  0 0 166  76 12 Hamilton    4  0 0 109  73  8
Winnipeg    5  2 0 128 140 10 Ottawa      4  1 0 146  71  8
Saskatch    2  4 0  86 125  4 Toronto     1  3 0  71  73  2
Calgary     1  4 0  62  92  2 Montreal    0  4 1  56 101  1
British Col 0  5 1  80 153  1
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8
Saskatchewan 16, MONTREAL 15 (18943) - Ferdie Burket's single with 40 seconds left carried Saskatchewan to the win. The big fullback punted from Montreal's 15-yard line and he made sure of the point by sending the ball deep into the portable stands behind the end zone. It was his second try for the single.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9
Edmonton 35, OTTAWA 26 (22152) - The old explosive FB Johnny Bright demolished Ottawa in the last five minutes before a record crowd. Four points down with time running out, Edmonton won it going away on Bright's four-yard touchdown plunge and his 81-yard touchdown explosion through the centre of the defense.
Calgary 35, BRITISH COL 17 (32066) - Eagle Day, making his 2nd appearance since joining Calgary from the Washington Redskins, passed and ran Calgary to the win. He scored two TDs and passed for another to spoil the home debut of QB Joe Kapp since he was obtained by B.C. from the Stamps three weeks ago.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10
TORONTO 27, Saskatchewan 7 (24047) - The shirt-sleeved crowd sweltering in 80-degree heat saw Toronto go ahead 20-7 in the first half thanks to three TDs by Dick Shatto, Cookie Gilchrist  and Jim Rountree. The Argos added another in the third quarter by QB Tobin Rote, who completed 16 of 25 passes for 374 yards.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11
HAMILTON 32, Edmonton 15 (27646) - Hamilton QB Bernie Faloney passed for three TDs and scored another himself to spark the Tiger-Cats to a convincing win in a game that brought the top teams in the East and West together for the first time before a record Hamilton crowd.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    7  1 0 216 134 14 Hamilton    5  0 0 141  88 10
Winnipeg    5  2 0 128 140 10 Ottawa      4  2 0 172 106  8
Saskatch    3  5 0 109 167  6 Toronto     2  3 0  98  80  4
Calgary     2  4 0  97 109  4 Montreal    0  5 1  71 117  1
British Col 0  6 1  97 188  1
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29
TORONTO 22, Calgary 19 (23546) - Marty Martinello blocked a Calgary FG attempt on the first play of the fourtj quarter, with the Argos trailing 19-9, and Toronto rallied as Dave Mann scored two TDs on passes from Tobin Rote. Calgary FB Earl Lunsford ran for 199 yards on 27 carries and scored 15 of the Stampeders' 19 points.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30
BRITISH COL 21, Edmonton 9 (20120) - With Edmonton leading 9-7 with five minutes left, B.C. QB Joe Kapp  faded back to his own five-yard line and hit Willie Fleming with a long TD pass to put the Lions ahead. Less than two minutes later, By Bailey scored on a 38-yard run to give B.C. coach Dave Skrien his first win in a major upset.
WINNIPEG 29, Saskatachewan 6 (14354) - The Roughies managed only a pair of second half FGs by veteran Reggie Whitehouse. Their offensive team hasn't scored a TD for three games. The Bombers got TDs from
Leo Lewis, Norm Rauhaus, Farrell Funston and Ernie Pitts to move within one point of Edmonton in the West.
OTTAWA 47, Hamilton 21 (22400) - In a sloppy game, Ottawa QB Ron Lancaster threw for 222 yards and three TDs to move the Riders to within two points of first in the East. There were nine lost fumbles in the contest. Hamilton lost all four of theirs, while the Riders lost four of their five.
MONDAY OCTOBER 2
Calgary 6, MONTREAL 2 (19028) - All of the scoring came in the opening half. George Hansen kicked a pair of FGs to lead Calgary to the win. It also marked the end of the first season of interconference play. For the 20 games, the East emerged with a big edge, 11 wins with seven losses and two ties.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton  8  3 1 259 197 17 Hamilton    7  2 0 228 214 14
Winnipeg    8  2 0 226 171 16 Ottawa      6  3 0 260 163 12
Calgary     4  6 0 186 179  8 Toronto     4  4 1 153 143  9
Saskatch    3  8 0 131 234  6 Montreal    2  6 1 127 142  5
British Col 1  9 1 149 276  3 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7
WINNIPEG 24, British Col 20 (13050) - Sparked by a surprisingly healthy Joe Kapp, the Lions played their best football of the season and only last minute heroics by Kenny Ploen and Jack Delveaux, who came through with last second knockdowns, salvaged the win for Winnipeg, who were led by Gerry James with 17 points.
CALGARY 28, Edmonton 21 (15106) - The win was scored with seven seconds remaining when Calgary's Dale Parsons pounced on a ball fumbled deep in Edmonton's end zone by Bobby Walden. Stampeder FB Earl Lunsford ran for 137 yards on 22 carries to give Calgary a big boost toward their total offensive of 445 yards.
Toronto 33, MONTREAL 27 (19075) - Toronto trimmed the failing playoff chances of Montreal, powered by the pass interception work of rookie Art Johnson. The 23-year-old Michigan State graduate picked off four Montreal tosses, two of them in a final-quarter surge that carried the Argos to a six-point lead for the final playoff spot.
MONDAY OCTOBER 9
SASKATCHEWAN 17, Brit Col 7 (11529) - A fumble early in the fourth settled the issue in favor of the Riders and ended the Lions' playoff hopes. Bill Britton bobbled a punt by Ferdy Burket at his own 10-yard line. Ray Smith scooped it up at the 16 and ran it in. It was the second TD for Smith, who ran 10 yards for the first Rider TD.
Ottawa 14, HAMILTON 10 (25273) - The Grey Cup champions, behind 10-0 with less than five minutes to play, scored two converted TDs to snatch victory away from the slipping Tiger-Cats. Jim Reynolds ran back a Bernie Faloney fumble 67 yards for Ottawa's first TD, then Chuck Stanley scored on a 23-yard TD run in the last seconds.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Winnipeg  9  2 0 250 191 18 *-Hamilton  7  3 0 238 228 14
*-Edmonton  8  4 1 280 225 17 *-Ottawa    7  3 0 274 173 14
Calgary     5  6 0 214 200 10 Toronto     5  4 1 186 170 11
Saskatch    4  8 0 148 241  8 Montreal    2  7 1 154 175  5
British Col 1 11 1 176 317  3 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14
EDMONTON 21, Saskatchewan 10 (12338) - The game was tied at 7 all, before Edmonton pushed home 14 points on two converted TDs in the final 15 minutes. Mike Lashuk cracked over twice from the two-yard line to pace Edmonton with two touchdowns. Jim Letcavits caught a TD pass from Don Getty with 7 second left.
WINNIPEG 25, Calgary 6 (17225) - Winnipeg used only 11 minutes to defeat Calgary for its 17th consecutive road win, then spent the remaining time tamping down the loose edges. The game was essentially over when Ray Jauch vaulted into the end zone with Winnipeg's second TD and moved them one step closer to the Western title.
Montreal 24, OTTAWA 14 (18859) - Montreal scored 10 points in the second half, while holding the Riders scoreless to keep their playoff hopes alive. Don Clark and George Dixon ran wild through the Ottawa defense, as the Alouettes rolled up 366 yards on the ground.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 15
Hamilton 37, TORONTO 10 (29553) - QB Bernie Faloney passed for three TDs, two from the one-yard line, and ran 28 yards for another Ti-Cat score in the easy win. The TD passes went to Carver Shannon, Tommy Grant and Paul Dekker. Shannon and Grant were new additions, as two Hamilton players were drafted into the U.S. Army.
MONDAY OCTOBER 16
Winnipeg 16, BRITISH COLUMBIA 15 (20778) - Charlie Shepard's last-minute single gave the Bombers the win although the Lions turned in their best home performance of the season, but lost the game on two third-quarter fumbles that led to eight Winnipeg points. The victory gave Winnipeg a three-point lead over Edmonton.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Winnipeg 11  2 0 291 212 22 *-Hamilton  8  3 0 275 238 16
*-Edmonton  9  4 1 301 235 19 *-Ottawa    7  4 0 288 197 14
Calgary     5  7 0 220 225 10 Toronto     5  5 1 196 207 11
Saskatch    4  9 0 158 262  8 Montreal    3  7 1 178 189  7
British Col 1 12 1 191 333  3 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 21
Calgary 22, SASKATCHEWAN 17 (10271) - Calgary, scoring three TDs in a five-minute span of the second quarter, clinched a playoff berth. Stampeder QB Eagle Day passed to Lovell Coleman for one score, ran in for the second, and handed off to Earl Lunsford for the third. Lunsford ran for 170 yards on 26 carries.
Toronto 21, OTTAWA 7 (18859) - Five Ottawa fumbles, all recovered by Toronto, and three interceptions helped the Argo victory. Art Johnson caught a 13-yard TD pass from Tobin Rote, who also ran in an Argo TD. Bobby Kuntz ran for the other TD. Ottawa's only TD came from Gilles Archambault who rambled 32 yards with a blocked punt.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 22
HAMILTON 15, Montreal 5 (22723) - The Tiger-Cats couldn't break it open until the final quarter with the help of
two Montreal fumbles. Trailing 5-4, Ron Ray recovered one fumble which led to a Gerry McDougall TD run. Ed Learn's fumble, recovered by Larry Hickman. paved the way for Don Sutherin's second FG with five minutes left.
MONDAY OCTOBER 23
WINNPEG 42, Calgary 7 (13777) - Calgary ran for a negative 30 yards, and had 216 through the air, 100 coming on a TD pass to Lovell Coleman. Winnipeg, meanwhile, barged for 238 yards overland and another 240 through the air in clinching its fourth consecutive Western title. Farrel Funston caught two TD passes for the Bombers.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Winnipeg 12  2 0 333 219 24 *-Hamilton  9  3 0 290 243 18
*-Edmonton  9  4 1 301 235 19 *-Ottawa    7  5 0 295 218 14
*-Calgary   6  8 0 249 284 12 *-Toronto   6  5 1 217 214 13
Saskatch    4 10 0 175 284  8 Montreal    3  8 1 183 204  7
British Col 1 12 1 191 333  3 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
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.
EASTERN SEMI-FINAL
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.
NOTE: The WIFU changed its name to the Western Football Conference. The  schedule was partially interlocked to allow EFC teams to play the WFC.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14
WINNIPEG 36, British Col 15 (10016) - Dave Skrien, making his debut as the Lions head man, watched his charges battle down to the final wire, but nevertheless drop their seventh game in eight starts. QB Kenny Ploen and FB Roger Hagberg each scored two touchdowns for the Bombers, who moved to within two points of first.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16
EDMONTON 8, Toronto 8 (T) (21510) - A record crowd wedged into Clarke Stadium to watch a game that seemed to have everything but scoring. Toronto QB Tobin Rote passed for 253 yards, including a first-quarter TD pass to Jim Rountree. Don Getty scored the Edmonton TD, and Jackie Parker's convert tied the score early in the fourth.
MONTREAL 26, Ottawa 12 (19190) - Montreal finally won a game, with a Rough Rider castoff at QB. 24-year old Gerry Tompkins, cut by Ottawa earlier in the season, passed for two Montreal TDs and scored a third himself. Ottawa played without five injured regulars and bore little resemblance to the spirited club that won the Grey Cup.
Hamilton 37, CALGARY 36 (15875) - Calgary appeared on the verge of the upset, leading 25-17 in the third. The Ti-Cats roared back for three last-quarter TDs, including a shocker by Gerry McDougall when he recovered his own punt and dashed over the goal line. Calgary's George Hansen missed a FG on the last play, for a single.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18
Hamilton 22, SASKATCHEWAN 15 (10162) - The game was played in bitterly cold weather with winds hitting 45 MPH. The winning margin came midway through the last quarter when QB Tom Dublinski hit George Scott with a TD pass from his own 36-yard line. Paul Dekker and Garney Henley scored the other Hamilton TDs.
Toronto 15, BRITISH COL 7 (24428) - The Argos had to call on their third QB, Brian Aston, who has been used as a DB, late in the first half when both Tobin Rote and Wes Gideon were knocked out temporarily. Rote scored one of Toronto's TDs, going around end from four yards out. The other was scored by halfback Dick Shatto.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 28
BRIT COL 17, Saskatch 17 (T) (19836) - The Riders, outplayed for 58 minutes, scored twice off Lions mistakes in the final 82 second to force the tie. Both TDs were scored by rookie Ray Purdin and converted by Reg Whitehouse, the last one on the final play of the game. Nub Beamer and Dick Johnson scored the B.C TDs.
HAMILTON 44, Ottawa 29 (20271) - Hamilton locked up first place in the Eastern Conference, as Gerry McDougall scored three TDs and took the league scoring lead from Ottawa's Ron Stewart. McDougall scored on a 76-yard burst up the middle and took two TD passes from Bernie Faloney, who also threw a TD pass to Paul Dekker.
TORONTO 15, Montreal 9 (23316) - On Bobby Kuntz Day, the retiring veteran chewed out 136 of Toronto's 151 yards gained on the ground. The Als, out of the playoff picture, had good drives stalled by a fumble and two of Toronto's four pass interceptions. Toronto QB Tobin Rote threw TD passes to Dick Shatto and end Ron Morris.
MONDAY OCTOBER 30
Saskatchewan 19, WINNIPEG 13 (15164) - Winnipeg fumbled twice in the the first minute and 51 seconds and  both proved costly. The Bombers led in total offence, 293 to 202 and in first downs 18-10, but throughout the Riders were more aggressive, more alert, more determined in snapping the Bomber's seven-game win streak.
Edmonton 20, CALGARY 8 (10000) - In a playoff preview, FB Johnny Bright scored two Edmonton TDs. Bob Walden another, and QB Jackie Parker kicked seven points on two FGs and a convert. Gene Filipski scored the only Calgary touchdown. Edmonton picked up 212 yards passing and 214 rushing.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Winnipeg 12  3 0 346 238 24 *-Hamilton 10  3 0 334 272 20
*-Edmonton 10  4 1 321 243 21 *-Toronto   7  5 1 232 223 15
*-Calgary   6  9 0 257 304 12 *-Ottawa    7  6 0 324 262 14
Saskatch    5 10 1 211 314 11 Montreal    3  9 1 192 219  7
British Col 1 12 2 208 350  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4
Winnipeg 14, EDMONTON 13 (10177) - The win was the 19th consecutive road triumph for Winnipeg, which has not lost away from home since Oct. 19, 1959 when they dropped a last-minute verdict to these same Eskimos. Edmonton's Jackie Parker scored five points to bring his season total to 104, by far the best in the league.
OTTAWA 35, Toronto 23 (17144) - Len Chandler scored twice as QB Ron Lancaster dropped 46-yard and 40-yard TD passes into his hands. The victory enabled the Riders to finish in second place in the Eastern Conference and the right to host the conference semi-final agains the Argos next weekend.
MONTREAL 21, Hamilton 6 (16199) - Halfback George Dixon paced the Montreal attack with a pair of TDs on a 28-yard run and a one-yard plunge. Hamilton rested QB Bernie Faloney and several other stars, leading to Montreal owner Ted Workman protesting the game, claiming the roster moves would hurt attendance.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5
Calgary 43, BRITISH COLUMBIA 7 (19564) - Calgary's Earl Lunsford ran his season's total to a conference record 1,794 yards, carrying the ball 31 times for 209 yards. His performance, in the first Sunday afternoon game in  conference history, sent him past Edmonton's Johnny Bright, who ran for 1,722 yards in 1957.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Winnipeg 13  3 0 360 251 26 *-Hamilton 10  4 0 340 293 20
*-Edmonton 10  5 1 334 257 21 *-Ottawa    8  6 0 359 285 16
*-Calgary   7  9 0 300 311 14 *-Toronto   7  6 1 255 258 15
Saskatch    5 10 1 211 314 11 Montreal    4  9 1 213 225  9
British Col 1 13 2 215 393  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    7  1 1 224 142 15 Hamilton    7  0 0 200 139 14
Winnipeg    6  2 0 164 155 12 Ottawa      4  3 0 184 132  8
Saskatch    3  6 0 124 189  6 Toronto     3  3 1 121  95  7
Calgary     2  5 0 133 146  4 Montreal    1  5 1  97 129  3
British Col 0  8 1 119 239  1