Sat Nov 9 - OTTAWA 17, Montreal 5 (20358) - The Riders had a 10-5 lead midway through the fourth, when Als coach Jim Trimble gambled and lost on 3rd down. Warren Rabb threw a screen pass to George Dixon, who was stopped for a two-yard loss. Two plays later, Russ Jackson threw a 40-yard TD pass to Ted Watkins for the win.
EASTERN FINALS (Hamilton wins series, 63-35)
Sat Nov 16 - Hamilton 45, OTTAWA 0 (20086) - The Tiger-Cats ripped through the Ottawa defence with abandon, gaining 246 yards rushing. When QB Bernie Faloney elected to pass, he did so with precision, completing seven of 11 passes for 217 yards. Frank Cosentino, who relieved Faloney, hit on three of seven passes for 107 yards.
Sun Nov 24 - Ottawa 35, HAMILTON 18 (23000) - The Tiger-Cats, who have represented the East six times in the last 10 years in the Grey Cup, more or less went through the motions. With Ottawa ahead 21-18 in the game and trailing 63-21 in the round after three quarters, many of the fans started heading for home.
WESTERN SEMI-FINALS (Saskatchewan wins series, 48-47)
Sat Nov 9 - CALGARY 35, Saskatchewan 9 (19001) - Art Johnson, once suspended by the Riders for refusing to report, intercepted three passes, knocked down several more in the Calgary end zone and stopped fleet Ray Purdin on what apappeared a certain touchdown play. Calgary's Earl Lunsford scored two touchdowns.
Mon Nov 11 - SASKATCHEWAN 39, Calgary 12 (12900) - Riders QB Ron Lancaster threw 45 passes and gained 492 yards through the air, both WFC records, as Saskatchewan reached the Western finals for the first time since 1956. Calgary tried frantically to salvage the game in the dying minutes with a FG, which was wide.
WESTERN FINALS (British Columbia wins series, 63-21)
Sat Nov 16 - British Columbia 19, SASKATCHEWAN 7 (16662) - Lions rookie K Peter Kempf riddled the Riders by pounding out three FGs, three singles and a convert. HB Willie Fleming added a six-yard TD run. The Riders' only points came on an 18-yard TD pass to Hugh Campbell from Ron Lancaster and a single by Martin Fabi.
Wed Nov 20 - Saskatchewan 13, BRITISH COLUMBIA 8 (26738) - Saskatchewan's comeback squared the final series at one game each. Down five points entering the last six minutes, the Roughriders struck through swirling snow for a TD and field goal, then snuffed out long B.C. pass attempts with an interception and fumble recovery.
Sat Nov 23 - BRITISH COLUMBIA 36, Saskatchewan 1 (25603) - A fumbled snap and two interceptions set up a 9-1 B.C. lead before the game was 20 minutes old. A helicopter tried to whip the rain water out of the turf before the game, but the Empre Stadium field remained in its worst condition since drains rescued a quagmire in 1955.