TUESDAY OCTOBER 6
OTTAWA 27, Saskatchewan 3 (19710) - Ron Lancaster used his passing to set up a first-quarter FG by Reg Whitehouse, but was injured a few plays later and spent the rest of the game in the Saskatchewan dressing room. Rider QB Russ Jackson ran for 134 yards in 10 carries, almost half of Ottawa's total 304 rushing yards.
EDMONTON 25, Winnipeg 22 (12403) - Edmonton snapped an 18-game losing streak against WFC opponents, that dated back to Nov. 3, 1962, when they defeated Winnipeg. Winnipeg's Leo Lewis exploded for 178 yards,
including an 87-yard excursion for a touchdown, in a losing cause as the Bombers lost their 10th straight.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 10
BRITISH COL 26, Edmonton 6 (29277) - The Lions fashioned the win on TDs by Pat Claridge, Mack Burton and Bob Swift, with Peter Kempf contributing eight points on two field goals and two converts. Lions RB Willie Fleming
had two touchdowns called back, one after 50-yard run. Newcomer Bill Redel scored Edmonton's only TD.
CALGARY 23, Montreal 7 (16000) - Larry Robinson, leading scorer in the WFC, picked up 11 points on three field goals, a single and a convert in the strong defensive battle. The Alouettes led 6-5 in the first quarter but Calgary took over with a 13-6 half time lead and stretched it to 16-6 going into the final quarter.
MONDAY OCTOBER 12
Montreal 21, WINNIPEG 20 (11321) - Winnipeg QB Kenny Ploen unloaded a long, desperation pass for rookie Bill Cooper on. a third down gamble in the final minute of play. Alouettes' veteran DB Ed Learn swooped in to punch the ball to the turf and seal Winnipeg's fate, after they almost pulled it out with two TD drives in the fourth quarter.
HAMILTON 23, Ottawa 1 (27151) - Hamilton exploded for 20 points in the second half to crush Ottawa and climb back into a first-place tie with the Riders with only three games left. Tommy Grant, Hal Patterson, and Willie Bethea caught TD passes. Tempers were on edge throughout much of the game, which ended with a fight.
SASKATCHEWAN 31, Toronto 14 (16048) - Saskatchewan fought back from a 14-7 halftime deficit to defeat Toronto. Flanker Hugh Campbell took a pass in the end zone for one Saskatchewan TD, E Jim Worden scored a TD on a pass play, DB George Belu a TD off an interception and HB Ed Buchanan got one.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Brit Col 8 1 3 244 117 19 *-Ottawa 7 3 1 240 171 15
*-Calgary 9 4 0 267 219 18 *-Hamilton 7 3 1 247 164 15
*-Saskatch 8 5 0 301 200 16 Montreal 5 6 0 145 191 10
Edmonton 3 9 0 159 390 6 Toronto 3 8 0 205 259 6
Winnipeg 1 12 1 261 358 3 *-Clinched Playoff Berth