1971 GREY CUP GAME AT VANCOUVER (Sunday, November 28 - 34,404)
CALGARY STAMPEDERS 14, TORONTO ARGONAUTS 11 - Two teams looking to end Grey Cup droughts met at a soggy Empire Stadium in Vancouver to determine the 1971 champion. The Calgary Stampeders had not sipped from the coveted trophy since their perfect season in 1948. The Stampeders were making their second straight appearance at the game, and their third in four years. On the other side of the field were the Toronto Argonauts who had not won the Grey Cup since 1952, the last time they played in the championship game. It was a defensive struggle right from the outset. Stampeders began the scoring in the first quarter when Jerry Keeling threw a 14-yard pass to Herman Harrison. Toronto had a chance to tie it up when Mel Profit caught a pass for a 55-yard gain, setting up the Argonauts on the Calgary 11. The Stampeders defence forced the Argonauts to settle for an Ivan MacMillan field goal. Calgary took a 14-3 lead into halftime when Jesse Mims scored on a six-yard draw. Rudy Linterman played a big role in setting up both of Calgary’s touchdowns, a combined 68 yards on two catches. Linterman was kicked out of the game in the fourth quarter for punching Gene Mack. The Argonauts scored their only touchdown on special teams in the third quarter. Calgary’s Jim Silye fumbled on a punt return, and Toronto’s Joe Vijuk recovered the ball. He threw a lateral pass to Roger Scales and he ran 33 yards to the Calgary end zone. Dick Thornton made an outstanding catch later in the quarter, which was followed by Jim Henderson’s catch on the Calgary 27. MacMillan sailed his field goal attempt wide (although he argued it did split the uprights), giving the Argonauts just a single point. That proved to be all the scoring, but not all the drama. In the late stages of the fourth quarter, Dick Thornton intercepted a pass by Keeling and returned the ball 54 yards to the Calgary 11. But running back Leon McQuay slipped and fell on the wet turf, losing the football which the Stampeders recovered with 1:53 remaining. The Stampeders went two-and-out on their next possession, giving the Argonauts one last chance to pull out a win. But Toronto’s Harry Abofs kicked the punted ball out of bounds, an error in judgement as it returned possession to Calgary. The Stampeders ran out the clock for the win.
Toronto Argonauts (10-4)
Head Coach: Leo Cahill

Calgary Stampeders (9-6-1)
Head Coach: Jim Duncan

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-7)
Head Coach: Al Dorow

Ottawa Rough Riders (6-8)
Head Coach: Jack Gotta

Montreal Alouettes (6-8)
Head Coach: Sam Etcheverry

Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-6-1)
Head Coach: Dave Skrien

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (7-8-1)
Head Coach: Jim Spavital
British Columbia Lions (6-9-1)
Head Coach: Eagle Keys
Edmonton Eskimos (6-10)
Head Coach: Ray Jauch
TUESDAY JULY 27
Saskatchewan 14, BRIT COL 10 (30492) - George Reed and Steve Molnar each scored TDs for Saskatchewan. Jim Evenson picked up the Lions only TD, late in the game, and Ken Phillips kicked the extra point. Until then, Ted Gerela had done all the Lions scoring on three singles. Gerela missed on two FG attempts.
OTTAWA 22, Edmonton 11 (19959) - The Ottawa fans were thrilled by an 84-yard TD from DB Al Marcelin in the third quarter, and a 52-yard TD pass from Gary Wood to Dennis Duncan to start the second quarter. Wood scored the other Ottawa TD on a one-yard run in the first quarter.
WEDNESDAY JULY 28
TORONTO 21, Winnipeg 20 (33135) - Don Jonas was the best football player of the night. Besides completing 22 of 40 for 301 yards, the Winnipeg QB ran for a TD and kicked two FGs, but the Bombers lost on late single when Zenon Andrusyshyn sent Winnipeg's Doug Strong back over deadball line with just 81 seconds left.
THURSDAY JULY 29
HAMILTON 17, Edmonton 15 (22786) - QB Wally Gabler came on in relief with 2:03 left in the game and steered Hamilton to the win, throwing a 17-yard TD strike to Dave Fleming with just five seconds left. Hamilton's Tommy Joe Coffey's first catch, for just over nine yards, broke former Ticat Hal Paterson's CFL career mark of 9,473 yards.
FRIDAY JULY 30
Calgary 21, SASKATCHEWAN 0 (16,000) - John Senst caught a 27-yard TD from from Jerry Keeling to start the scoring. Keeling tossed a 4-yard TD to Herm Harrison, and Hugh McKinnis sped 89 yards to paydirt in the third. Saskatchewan never penetrated deeper than the Calgary 40-yard line.
MONDAY AUGUST 2
Ottawa 28, WINNIPEG 22 (21851) - Barry Ardern picked off a Don Jonas pass and ran for an Ottawa TD in the fourth as the Riders scored twice in less than one minute, breaking a second-half pattern of defensive football. Jonas completed 16 of 30 passes for 345 yards, but the Bombers only managed 43 yards rushing.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Calgary     1  0 0  21   0  2 Ottawa      2  0 0  50  33  4
Saskatch    1  1 0  14  31  2 Hamilton    1  0 0  17  15  2
British Col 0  1 0  10  14  0 Toronto     1  0 0  21  20  2
Edmonton    0  2 0  26  39  0 Montreal    0  0 0   0   0  0
Winnipeg    0  2 0  42  49  0
play. Justine Canale got all the Montreal points on three FGs, one in the first quarter and two in the final session.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19
WINNIPEG 31, Brit Col 31 (T) (22083) - Don Jonas' 28-yard FG on the final play gave Winnipeg the tie. The kick climaxed a wild afternoon that saw the lead change hands five times. Jonas completed 23 of 36 attempts
for an astounding 450 yards, with WR Jim Thorpe catching seven passes for 227 yards.
Toronto 26, OTTAWA 17 (26063) - Dick Thornton had three interceptions off Ottawa QB back Rick Cassata and ran one for a 43-yard touchdown, all in the first half. Thornton's interception touchdown established a record. He and Herb Adderley of the Green Bay Packers had co-held the record at six.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Calgary     8  1 0 212  77 16 Toronto     7  2 0 205 182 14
Saskatch    5  4 0 196 177 10 Montreal    4  3 0 131 130  8
Winnipeg    4  6 1 262 278  9 Hamilton    4  3 0 123 118  8
British Col 3  5 1 152 198  7 Ottawa      3  6 0 187 202  6
Edmonton    1  9 0 118 224  2
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18
BRITISH COL 11, Edmonton 1 (32454) - K Ken Phillips scored five of the B.C. points on a FG, a single and a convert on a TD pass from Paul Brothers to Lefty Henderickson. Edmonton K Dave Cutler got Eskimos' point when a field goal attempt in the second quarter went wide and Mike Wilson conceded the single.
THURSDAY AUGUST 19
Saskatchewan 31, WINNIPEG 25 (20980) - George Reed scored the winning TD from three yards out with 17 seconds left as the Roughies scored 14 points in the fourth. It was Reed's 88th TD of his career, leaving him just three short of the record of 91 set by former Argo great Dick Shatto. Bomber RB Mack Herron ran for 107 yards.
TORONTO 30, Ottawa 28 (33135) - QB Gary Wood came off the Ottawa bench to lead the Riders to a 21-point fourth quarter that almost won the game. Bill Symons, Dave Cranmer and Leon McQuay scored the Argo TDs as Toronto held quarter leads of 10-0, 13-7 and 23-7 before the Riders went on their late-game blitz.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Calgary     4  0 0  97  21  8 Toronto     4  0 0  99  79  8
British Col 2  2 0  69  51  4 Hamilton    2  0 0  37  32  4
Saskatch    2  4 0 100 139  4 Ottawa      2  3 0 103  92  4
Edmonton    1  4 0  48 100  2 Montreal    1  1 0  43  42  2
Winnipeg    1  5 0 127 167  2
TUESDAY AUGUST 3
MONTREAL 29, Saskatchewan 16 (18385) - Rookie QB Jim Chasey fired two first-half TD passes to lead Montreal. Chasey fired a 28-yard TD and a 6-yard TD toss to Bruce Van Ness, both in the second quarter. DB Larry Fairholm scored the last Montreal TD on an 86-yard pass interception in the fourth quarter.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4
EDMONTON 20, British Col 19 (19816) - Dave Cutler kicked a 39-yard FG with 35 seconds left to give Edmonton the win. The winning kick was set up by the defense which held B.C. on a third-down gamble on its own 35. Cutler also kicked a 42-yard FG in the first quarter and converted touchdowns by Bob Houmard and Jerry Griffin.
CALGARY 9, Ottawa 8 (22251) - Bill Van Burkleo's 37-yard single with 49 seconds gave the Stamps the win. HB Frank Andruski set up the winning point when he intercepted a pass by QB Rick Cassata on Calgary's 52. Rider GM Frank Clair said Andruski interfered with Hugh Oldham and should have been called for interference.
FRIDAY AUGUST 6
TORONTO 22, Saskatchewan 17 (33165) - Argo coach Leo Cahill alternated QBs Joe Theismann and Greg Barton, while Rider RB George Reed became only the second player to surpass the 10,000-yard mark. He ran 19 times to increase his lifetime total to a CFL-record 1,987. Johnny Bright holds the record of 10,090 yards.
MONDAY AUGUST 9
British Col 29, WINNIPEG 16 (19981) - The Lions scored 17 points in the first quarter. Lion K Ken Phillips kicked five FGs and two XPs. The Lions defense intercepted four of Winnipeg QB Don Jonas' passes, including one at
the Lions' own one when Bombers were in the working on a game-tying touchdown in the third quarter.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Calgary     2  0 0  30   8  4 Ottawa      2  1 0  58  42  4
Edmonton    1  2 0  46  58  2 Toronto     2  0 0  43  37  4
British Col 1  2 0  58  50  2 Hamilton    1  0 0  17  15  2
Saskatch    1  3 0  47  82  2 Montreal    1  0 0  29  16  2
Winnipeg    0  3 0  58  78  0
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11
Calgary 31, EDMONTON 1 (23049) - Four interceptions, a fumble and a misjudged punt gave Calgary TDs by Hugh McKinnis, Jerry Keeling and Jesse Mims. Larry Robinson kicked three FGs, three converts and a single. Edmonton managed to get the first point, a single by Dave Cutler, before losing their third game in four starts.
Haimlton 20, OTTAWA 17 (26385) - Tommy Joe Coffey's second FG of the night provided the winning points as the tightly-contested game ended with fistfights among the players at the final gun. Garney Henley pounced on
one of four Ottawa fumbles for a Hamilton TD. Steve Worster caught a 55-yard pass from TiCat QB Wally Gabler.
THURSDAY AUGUST 12
Toronto 26, MONTREAL 14 (29,609) - Rookie QB Joe Theismann raced 84 yards on a bootleg piay for a TD to lead Toronto. Earlier, Theismann passed 94 yards to Dave Cramer for a TD. The undefeated Argos also got a spectacuar TD run of 81 yards from rookie Leon McQuay, who eft the University of Tampa after his junior year.
FRIDAY AUGUST 13
Winnipeg 32, SASKATCHEWAN 22 (14358) - Winnipeg, behind QBs Don Jonas and Benji Dial, ended a 5-year winless streak at Taylor Field. Before leaving the game late in the second period, Jonas threw for 262 yards, while Rider RB George Reed recorded the 2,00th carry of his CFL career.
MONDAY AUGUST 16
CALGARY 36, Winnipeg 12 (23446) - Jerry Keeling threw three TD passes, including a 35-yarder to Jesse Mims which erased a 3-0 deficit early in the first quarter, as the Stamps won their fourth in a row. Keeling completed 15 of 28 for 149 yards, while Bomber QB Benji Dial, filling in for an injured Don Jonas, was 12 for 30 for 191 yards.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Calgary     4  0 0  97  21  8 Toronto     3  0 0  69  51  6
British Col 1  2 0  58  50  2 Hamilton    2  0 0  37  32  4
Edmonton    1  3 0  47  89  2 Ottawa      2  2 0  75  62  4
Saskatch    1  4 0  69 114  2 Montreal    1  1 0  43  42  2
Winnipeg    1  4 0 102 136  2
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
CALGARY 20, Winnipeg 7 (23616) - The Stamps tossed a stiff pass defence at Bombers' passing master Don Jonas, holding Jonas.to only 17 completions in 48 attempts for 221 yards, and intercepted six of his passes. The Bombers remained winless in Calgary since the 1965 playoffs.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18
Saskatchewan 19, EDMONTON 3 (22474) - Edmonton gave up seven interceptions as they fell to their seventh straight loss. Dave Cutler's 29-yard FG gave Edmonton its only points. Riders DT Ed McQuarters picked up a Larry Lawrence fumble on the Edmonton three-yard line and ran into the end zone for the clinching score.
HAMILTON 10, Montreal 9 (28871) - A late TD pass by QB Joe Zuger to HB Dave Buchanan gave Hamilton the win. Tommy-Joe Coffey, who managed a third-quarter FG, kicked the game-winning convert with 8 seconds to
TUESDAY AUGUST 24
CALGARY 32, British Col 1 (23616) - After a scoreless first quarter, Hugh McKinnis plunged one yard for a Calgary TD less than a minute into the second quarter. He added two more TDs. Calgary accumulated 459 yards net offence with 307 yards coming on the ground. Jesse Mims was the big gainer with 15 carries for 125 yards.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25
Winnipeg 40, EDMONTON 31 (20149) - Don Jonas threw four TDs and converted them, and kicked four FGs. Mack Herron caught TDs of 12 and 10 yards, Paul Williams caught a 17-yarder, and Bob LaRose a 33-yarder. Edmonton got four touchdowns, all from ex-Bombers. Bob Houmard scored twice as did Charlie Bryant.
Montreal 12, HAMILTON 8 (33321) - A Gene Gaines interception of a Joe Zuger pass with less than a minute remaining snuffed out the Tiger-Cats final drive before a record Hamilton crowd. The game ended in bedlam as
youngsters poured onto the field while Montreal's Justine Canale tried to pad the total with his second FG.
FRIDAY AUGUST 27
SASKATCHEWAN 42, Ottawa 21 (16980) - The Roughriders caught fire as George Reed tied Dick Shatto's all-time individual TD record of 91 TDs with three. The game started with fans gave a standing ovation to Riders DT Ed McQuarters, who was playing his first game since losing an eye last spring in a home workshop accident.
SUNDAY AUGUST 29
BRITISH COL 27, Toronto 24 (30242) - Toronto jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the opening quarter but were unable to stem the determined B.C. club. HB Josh Ashton scored the go-ahead TD on a 54-yard run. Joe Theisman passed for Argonaut TDs of 20 and 13 yards as Toronto lost their first game.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Calgary     5  0 0 129  22 10 Toronto     4  1 0 123 106  8
British Col 3  3 0  97 107  6 Hamilton    2  1 0  45  44  4
Saskatch    3  4 0 142 160  6 Montreal    2  1 0  55  50  4
Winnipeg    2  5 0 167 198  4 Ottawa      2  4 0 124 134  4
Edmonton    1  5 0  79 140  2
TUESDAY AUGUST 31
MONTREAL 25, Hamilton 24 (24401) - QB Sonny Wade fired two TD passes, a 15-yarder to Jim Foley and a 20-yarder to Garry Lefebvre. Bruce Van Ness barrelled over from the four for the third Alouette major. Tony Gabriel pushed the Ticats within one point with 19 seconds left when he took a 25-yard pass from Joe Zuger to score.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1
WINNIPEG 31, Calgary 15 (22553) - Winnipeg won their first home game since August 26, 1970, and their first since 1968 against the Stamps. Don Jonas marched the Bombers for 539 yards, 333 passing. Calgary's vaucted defence picked off six of Jonas' passes, five in the first half, but it was not enough to avoid their first loss.
Toronto 16, EDMONTON 15 (22261) - Joe Theissmann threw a 12-yard TD pass to Mike Eben with 57 seconds left to lead Toronto. The  grab by Eben wrapped up a comeback that saw the Argos score 13 points in the last 2:37. The Eskimos took a 14-3 lead behind a Bob Houmard TD and Dave Cutler's two FGs, single and convert.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6
CALGARY 23, Edmonton 7 (23616) - Calgary, given 10 points from five safeties in the first quarter, won thanks to the strategy employed by Edmonton coach Ray Jauch. The strategy obviously backfired and put the Eskimos behind 11-0 after the first quarter. Eskimo K Fred Dunn gave up the safeties.
OTTAWA 40, Montreal 17 (34535) - The Alouettes were behind only 22-17 with nearly 11minutes, but two turnovers allowed Ottawa two converted touchdowns in the dying minutes. Gerry Organ scored the final TD for Ottawa with five seconds left on a 24-yard TD pass. He also kicked three FGs, four converts and two singles.
SASKATCHEWAN 35, British Col 14 (21485) - Saskatchewan used seven interceptions to defeat the Lions, while QB Ron Lancaster threw three TD passes. Three of the interceptions were off backup QB Rusty Clarke, who
took over from Paul Brothers in the second quarter. The Lions haven't won at Taylor Field since Sept. 27, 1965.
HAMILTON 30, Toronto 17 (34535) - Hamilton picked off four of Joe Theismann's passes and also recovered three fumbles. The Tiger-Cats' sputtering offence came alive for two TDs, one a 108-yard TD catch by Dave Fleming. DL Ed Chalupka ran a Toronto fumble in for a TD. Toronto's Leon McQuay ran for 144 yards.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Calgary     6  1 0 167  60 12 Toronto     5  2 0 156 151 10
Saskatch    4  4 0 177 174  8 Hamilton    3  2 0  99  86  6
British Col 3  4 0 111 142  6 Montreal    3  2 0  97 114  6
Winnipeg    3  5 0 198 213  6 Ottawa      3  4 0 164 151  6
Edmonton    1  7 0 101 179  2
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11
WINNIPEG 26, Edmonton 14 (22553) - QB Don Jonas did most of the damage as Winnipeg had its first 3-game winning streak in six years, as he had a TD, three converts, two singles and a field goal. Jonas was 20 of 36 for 295 yards and made only one of five field goal attempts, but finished with 14 points.
MONTREAL 25, Ottawa 6 (24374) - Montreal had 24 first downs compared with four for Ottawa. The Als had 157 yards rushing and 223 passing and a net offence of 380 yards while Ottawa had 96. Montreal had six turnovers, losing three of their four fumbles and giving up three interceptions. Ottawa had two interceptions and one fumble.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12
Calgary 25, BRITISH COL 10 (30660) - Backup QB Jim Lindsey ran for two TDs and directed a slashing Calgary ground attack. Jesse Mims scored the other TD for Calgary while Larry Robinson kicked a FG and three converts. Jim Young got the only TD for the Lions, who were behind 14-0 at the half and 21-3 at the three-quarter mark.
TORONTO 23, Hamilton 14 (33135) - Toronto WR Jim Henderson played his first game of the season and caught two TD passes. Argo HB Leon McQuay ran 64 yards in the third for a TD. Hamilton scored first after Garney Henley intercepted Joe Theismann's first pass. On the next play, Joe Zuger threw a TD pass to Gord Christian.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Calgary     7  1 0 192  70 14 Toronto     6  2 0 179 165 12
Saskatch    4  4 0 177 174  8 Montreal    4  2 0 122 120  8
Winnipeg    4  5 0 224 227  8 Hamilton    3  3 0 113 109  6
British Col 3  5 0 121 167  6 Ottawa      3  5 0 170 176  6
Edmonton    1  8 0 115 205  2
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22
MONTREAL 26, Calgary 11 (20821) - Justin Canale contributed four FGs and converted two TDs by Terry Evanshen and Tom Pullen. Canale contributed 35 and 34-yarders in the 2nd quarter in less than two minutes. Montreal RB Bill Massey gained 146 yards on 14 carries and caught three passes for 23 yards.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25
BRITISH COL 25, Winnipeg 18 (28073) - BC moved into a tie for third when a 50-yard TD pass from Don Moorhead to Larry Highbaugh gave them the win with 26 seconds before the final gun. Don Jonas threw a 51-yard TD pass to Mack Herron with a minute left to tie the game at 18, but BC recovered an onside kick.
TORONTO 18, Calgary 7 (33135) - QB Joe Theisman threw two TD passes to Mel Profit in the third quarter. Greg Barton, the other half of Toronto's two-quarterback system, was out with a broken finger on his right hand. Rookie QB Jim Lindsey, replacing Jerry Keeling, led the Calgary attack which failed to score until the final quarter.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26
SASKATCHEWAN 28, Edmonton 14 (19018) - George Reed set a career TD mark with a game-winner in the fourth quarter, his 92nd. Ron Lancaster set a record with 25,661 yards passing, 79 more than Sam Etcheverry. Lancaster threw one TD pass and now has 183 for his career, two less than the record held by Russ Jackson.
HAMILTON 19, Ottawa 7 (26953) - The game erupted into a near-melee after Dave Fleming's game-clinching TD with less than five minutes to go. In Ottawa's Tom Schuette and Mike Blum of Hamilton were ejected. Lewis Porter scored the other Hamilton TD. The Rough Riders got a TD from Dave Pivec on a pass from QB Rick Cassata.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Calgary     8  3 0 230 121 16 X-Toronto   8  2 0 223 189 16
Saskatch    6  4 0 224 191 12 Montreal    5  3 0 157 141 10
Winnipeg    4  7 1 280 303  9 Hamilton    5  3 0 142 125 10
British Col 4  5 1 177 216  9 Ottawa      3  7 0 194 221  6
Edmonton    1 10 0 132 252  2 X-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29
EDMONTON 12, Montreal 11 (13346) - Dave Cutler kicked a 52-yard FG with 10 seconds left to snap the Eskimos' eight-game skid, while Larry Lawrence came off the bench and threw a 51-yard TD pass to George McGowan. The Eskimos, cold as the weather for three quarters, got hot in the last 15 minutes to erase an 8-0 deficit.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 2
BRITISH COL 28, Montreal 0 (25038) - Rookie QB Don Moorhead went all the way for the Lions, running for one TD and passing for majors to Larry Highbaugh and Jim Young. Jim Evenson ran for the other TD. Montreal QB Sonny Wade tried 21 passes and had only five completed for 85 yards, and he threw four interceptions.
WINNIPEG 35, Saskatchewan 2 (20717) - Don Jonas masterminded the Winnipeg offensive attack and erased two club records held by ex-great Jack Jacobs, most completions (207) and total passing yardage (3,248) in a single season. WR Jim Thorpe broke Ernie Pitts' team record for reception yards in a season (1,239).
SUNDAY OCTOBER 3
CALGARY 17, Hamilton 1  (23616) - Calgary QB Jim Lindsey threw TD passes to halfback Rudy Linterman and end Herm Harrison, as the Stamps clinched a playoff berth. Hamilton QB Joe Zuger was sacked six times during the game and two of his passes were intercepted. The TiCats could only manage 52 yards rushing.
Toronto 12, OTTAWA 3 (21868) - Mike Eben scored the game's only TD, catching a 23-yard pass from Joe Theismann in the first quarter. Ivan MacMillan converted the major and also kicked a 38-yard FG. The Rider defence accounted for two of the three Ottawa points, including DL Wayne Smith sacking Theismann for a safety.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
*-Calgary   9  3 0 247 122 18 *-Toronto   9  2 0 235 192 18
Saskatch    6  5 0 226 226 12 Hamilton    5  4 0 143 142 10
Winnipeg    5  7 1 315 305 11 Montreal    5  5 0 168 181 10
British Col 5  5 1 205 216 11 Ottawa      3  8 0 197 233  6
Edmonton    2 10 0 144 263  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 6
SASKATCHEWAN 28, Hamilton 20 (13914) - Ron Lancaster threw two TD passes to tie a CFL career passing
record and led Saskatchewan to the win. The TD strikes gave Lancaster 185 equalling the record set by Russ Jackson. Lancaster also erased the previous record of 1,630 completed passes set by Sam Etcheverry.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 9
OTTAWA 45, British Columbia 21 (14788) - Prime objects of congratulations in the Ottawa dressing room were RBs Bob Houmard and Dennis Duncan, who picked up 215 of the Rough Riders' 240 rushing yards. Duncan rambled for 135 of those yards and Houmard for 80 in his first game since joining the club from Edmonton.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 10
EDMONTON 22, Winnipeg 14 (18762) - Winnipeg's playof hopes were damaged, despite Don Jonas' efforts. He had 24 completions in 36 attempts and produced 320 yards. The Eskimo defence came up with a sturdy effort, as they stopped the Bombers on third and less than one in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Toronto 32, MONTREAL 5 (22470) - Toronto assured themselves of a first-place finish in the EFC for the first time since 1960.  The Argos jumped ahead 6-3 in the first quarter, upped their lead to 12-3 by the half and were in front 19-5 after three quarters. Mike Eben scored the Argos first touchdown with one minute elapsed.
MONDAY OCTOBER 11
Saskatchewan 24, CALGARY 17 ( ) - Ron Lancaster threw two TD passes, giving him a career total of 187 and broke the record set by Russ Jackson in 12 season with Ottawa. After falling eight points behind early, the Riders
got a TD from Silas McKinnie and a convert and FG from Jack Abendschan to move ahead 10-8.
HAMILTON 36, British Col 3 (25997) - Tommy Joe Coffey led the assault on the Lions, scoring a TD, kicking a FG, a single and four converts. DE John Baker, DB John Williams and FL Lewis Porter contributed the other TDs. Ted Gerela's first-quarter FG that deadlocked the score accounted for the only B.C. points.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
X-Calgary   9  4 0 264 146 18 Z-Toronto  10  2 0 267 197 20
X-Saskatch  8  5 0 278 263 16 Hamilton    6  5 0 199 173 12
British Col 5  7 1 229 297 11 Montreal    5  6 0 173 213 10
Winnipeg    5  8 1 329 327 11 Ottawa      4  8 0 242 254  8
Edmonton    3 10 0 166 277  6
Z-Clinched Conference title   X-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 16
Edmonton 9, BRITISH COLUMBIA 4 (27297) - QB Bruce Lemmerman ran for the major from the 1-yard line in the final quarter for the win. K Dave Cutler got Edmonton's other points with a convert and two singles on FG attempts
SUNDAY OCTOBER 17
WINNIPEG 18, Hamilton 4 (20345) - Winnipeg exploded for two third-quarter TDs to defeat and move into third. The 20,345 fans pushed the Winnipeg season attendance to 169,388, eclipsing the record of 153,789 set in 1965
Montreal 28, TORONTO 7 (33135) - LB Mark Kosmos returned a Greg Barton pass 51 yards for one TD and LB Mike Widger went 33 yards with a Bill Symons fumble for another to keep the Al's playoff hope alive
SASKATCHEWAN 7, Calgary 7 (T) ( ) - Gerry Shaw caught a deflected TD pass with four seconds left and Larry Robinson converted for the tie, which preserved Calgary's mark of being unbeaten in Taylor Field since 1969
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
X-Calgary   9  4 1 271 153 19 Z-Toronto  10  3 0 274 225 20
X-Saskatch  8  5 1 285 270 17 Hamilton    6  6 0 203 191 12
Winnipeg    6  8 1 347 331 13 Montreal    6  6 0 201 220 12
British Col 5  8 1 233 306 11 Ottawa      4  8 0 242 254  8
Edmonton    4 10 0 175 281  8
Z-Clinched Conference title   X-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 23
Edmonton 34, CALGARY 12 ( ) - QB Bruce Lemmerman threw two TD passes and helped set up another, and scored one himself on a 3-yard run as the Eskimos pulled up the upset
Ottawa 40, HAMILTON 16 (21700) - Ottawa survived a first-half case of fumbles to turn back Hamilton. Ottawa K Gerry Organ led the assault, kicking four FGs and four converts as the Riders overcame a 16-6 half-time deficit
SUNDAY OCTOBER 24
SASKATCHEWAN 50, Brit Col 18 (13801) - Ron Lancaster threw four TD passes and backup Bubba Wyche threw another  to kill the Lions' playoff hopes. George Reed set the CFL career rushing mark of 10,909 yards
Winnipeg 19, MONTREAL 18 (19312) - A 13-yard FG by Don Jonas midway through the fourth quarter gave Winnipeg the third and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, their first playoff berth since 1966
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
X-Calgary   9  5 1 283 187 19 Z-Toronto  10  3 0 274 225 20
X-Saskatch  9  5 1 335 288 19 Hamilton    6  7 0 219 231 12
X-Winnipeg  7  8 1 366 349 15 Montreal    6  7 0 219 239 12
British Col 5  9 1 251 356 11 Ottawa      5  8 0 282 270 10
Edmonton    5 10 0 209 293 10
Z-Clinched Conference title   X-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 30
BRITISH COL 31, Calgary 7 ( ) - Rookie QB Don Moorhead and WR Jim Young gave the Stamps defenders fits all night, with Young grabbing TD passes of 37 and 20 yards. Larry Highbaugh also scored on a 52-yard pass
OTTAWA 9, Montreal 7 (27,137) - The defending Grey Cup champions were knocked out of the playoffs. Montreal's Justin Canale last FG attempt was wide and run out of danger by Ottawa DB Rod Woodward
SUNDAY OCTOBER 31
EDMONTON 28, Saskatchewan 12 (19549) - QB Bruce Lemmerman threw a 94-yard TD, while George McGowan and Gene Foster scored the other TDs for the Eskimos, who ruined the Riders' conference title hopes
Hamilton 23, TORONTO 15 (33135) - Little-used Ti-Cat QB John Manel stunned Toronto to take second place. DB Al Brenner and Carney Henley scored two TDs to send Hamilton into a 23-1 lead
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
X-Calgary   9  6 1 290 218 19 Z-Toronto  10  4 0 289 248 20
X-Saskatch  9  6 1 347 316 19 X-Hamilton  7  7 0 242 246 14
X-Winnipeg  7  8 1 366 349 15 X-Ottawa    6  8 0 291 277 12
British Col 6  9 1 282 363 13 Montreal    6  8 0 226 248 12
Edmonton    6 10 0 237 305 12
Z-Clinched Conference title   X-Clinched Playoff Berth
WESTERN SEMI-FINALS
Sat Nov 6 - SASKATCHEWAN 34, Winnipeg 23 (14488) - Rider QB Ron Lancaster completed 15 of 19 passes for 208 yards and three TDs and sent George Reed to the line 31 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns
WESTERN FINALS (Calgary wins series, 53-42)
Sat Nov 13 - CALGARY 30, Saskatchewan 21 (23616) - Calgary came out of the fog with 20 fourth-quarter points. Reggie Holmes, an NFL reject playing his second Stamps game, intercepted a pass and ran 75 yards for a TD
Wed Nov 17 - Calgary 23, SASKATCHEWAN 21 (14582) - Calgary advanced to the Grey Cup in sweeping the series. A strong running game, led by Jesse Mims, Rudy Linterman and Hugh McKinnis led the Stamps
EASTERN SEMI-FINAL
Sun Nov 7 - HAMILTON 23, Ottawa 4 (26741) - Hamilton, bolstered by Dave Buchanan's two TDs on passes of 14 and 43 yards from Wally Gabler, rolled. Tommy Joe Coffey kicked two FGs, two converts and a single
EASTERN FINALS (Toronto wins series, 40-25)
Sun Nov 14 - Toronto 23, HAMILTON 8 (33392) - Ivan Macmillan, who converted both Toronto TDs, added FGs of 29 and 41 yards to lead the offense with eight points. Jim Henderson and Bill Symons provided the TDs
Sat Nov 20 - TORONTO 17, Hamilton 17 (33,135) - The Argos qualified for their first Grey Cup since 1952 with the tie. QB Joe Theismann passed for one TD to Mel Profit and Bill Symonds smashed 12 yards for another