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1951: The Year in Canadian Football

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Ottawa Rough Riders (7-5)

Head Coach: Clem Crowe

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Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-6)

Head Coach: Harry Smith

Leading Rusher: Ken Charlton (356)

Leading Passer: Glenn Dobbs (2313)

Leasing Receiver: Jack Russell (47-818)

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-5)

Head Coach: Carl Voyles

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Edmonton Eskimos (8-6)

Head Coach: Annis Stukus

Leading Rusher: Normie Kwong (933)

Leading Passer: Frank Filchock (1826)

Leasing Receiver: Rollin Prather (40-661)

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Toronto Argonauts (7-5)

Head Coach: Frank Clair

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers (8-6)

Head Coach: George Trafton

Leading Rusher: Tom Casey (645)

Leading Passer: Jack Jacobs (3248)

Leasing Receiver: Neill Armstrong (56-1024)

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Montreal Alouettes (3-9)

Head Coach: Lew Hayman

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Calgary Stampeders (4-10)

Head Coach: Les Lear

Leading Rusher: Stan Kaluznick (341)

Leading Passer: Keith Spaith (1749)

Leasing Receiver: Bob Shaw (61-980)

The B.C. Lions were formed in January at the Arctic Club. E. Kent Phillips of Saskatoon was appointed Commissioner of WIFU. Officiating crews were increased from four to five officials. The weighted flag comes into use to indicate penalties replacing the horn.  The CRU adopted a rule to allow for unlimited player substitution.

SAT AUG 25

SASKATCHEWAN 8, Calgary 1 (9000) - Saskatchewan used the toe of Glenn Dobbs to win the season opener, as the QB booted five single points in the third period in a driving rain to lead the Riders. The only Calgary point came in the final quarter on a Bob Alger kick to the deadline.

CALGARY      -  0  0  0  1 -  1

SASKATCHEWAN -  3  0  5  0 -  8

1st - SASK - Don Ettinger, 20-yard field goal SASK 3-0 3rd - SASK - Single, Glenn Dobbs kick to deadline SASK 4-0 3rd - SASK - Single, Dobbs kick to deadline SASK 5-0 3rd - SASK - Single, Dobbs kick to deadline SASK 6-0 3rd - SASK - Single, Dobbs kick to deadline SASK 7-0 3rd - SASK - Single, Dobbs kick to deadline SASK 8-0 4th - CAL - Single, Bob Alger kick to deadline SASK 8-1

Edmonton 30, WINNIPEG 24 (9600) - Smashing line plunges by Normie Kwong and Mike King and the brilliant end running of import Roland Miles helped Edmonton roll up 306 yards rushing, while Winnipeg, led by QB's Jack Jacobs four TD passes, struck for 313 yards in the air.

EDMONTON -  6  0 12 12 - 30

WINNIPEG -  0  6 12  6 - 24

1st - EDM - Roland Miles, 12-yard run (Annis Stukus convert) EDM 6-0 2nd - WIN - Ian Gibb pass from Jack Jacobs (Joe Aguirre convert) TIED 6-6 3rd - EDM - Normie Kwong, 1-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 12-6 3rd - WIN - Andy Sokol, 39-yard pass from Jacobs (Aguirre convert) TIED 12-12 3rd - WIN - Neill Armstrong, 11-yard pass from Jacobs WIN 17-12 3rd - WIN - Single, Jacobs kick WIN 18-12 3rd - EDM - Mike King run (A. Stukus convert) TIED 18-18 4th - WIN - Garry Duguid, 20-yard pass from Jacobs (Aguirre convert) WIN 24-18 4th - EDM - Miles run (A. Stukus convert) TIED 24-24 4th - EDM - Ray Enright, 3-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 30-24

MON AUG 27

SASKATCHEWAN 23, Edmonton 0 (6000) - Edmonton went without QB Frankie Filchock, who was sidelined with an ankle injury suffered Saturday in Winnipeg, and it showed. The Riders, with QB Glenn Dobbs, played conservative football and marched to their second straight win.

EDMONTON     -  0  0  0  0 -  0

SASKATCHEWAN -  8  4  6  6 - 23

1st - SASK - Jack Russell, 4-yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Don Ettinger convert) SASK 6-0 1st - SASK - Single, Jimmy Macrae rouged on Dobbs kick SASK 7-0 2nd - SASK - Single, Dobbs touch-in-goal kick SASK 8-0 2nd - SASK - Ettinger, 30-yard field goal SASK 11-0 3rd - SASK - Ken Charlton, 4-yard run (Ettinger convert) SASK 17-0 4th - SASK - Russell pass from Dobbs (Ettinger convert) SASK 23-0

WINNIPEG 34, Calgary 24 (9600) - Jack Jacobs passes for three touchdowns, ran for one and kicked a single to the deadline to lead Winnipeg in the shootout win. The two teams combined for 614 passing yards, 311 by Calgary.

CALGARY  -  6  6  6  6 - 24

WINNIPEG - 13  3 12  6 - 33

1st - WIN - Jack Jacobs, 18-yard run (Joe Aguirre convert) WIN 6-0 1st - WIN - Single, Jacobs kick to deadline WIN 7-0 1st - WIN - Andy Sokol pass from Jacobs (Aguirre convert) WIN 13-0 1st - CAL - Dave West, 48-yard pass from Keith Spaith (Bob Shaw convert) WIN 13-6 2nd - WIN - Aguirre field goal WIN 16-6 2nd - CAL - Shaw pass from Spaith (Shaw convert) WIN 16-12 3rd - WIN - Neill Armstrong pass from Jacobs (Aguirre convert) WIN 22-12 3rd - WIN - Jack Stroppa pass from Jacobs (Aguirre convert) WIN 28-12 3rd - CAL - Brian Mulhern, 3-yard run (Shaw convert) WIN 28-18 4th - WIN - Single, Aguirre kick WIN 29-18 4th - WIN - Armstrong interception return WIN 34-18 4th - CAL - Bob Agler run (Shaw convert) WIN 34-24

STANDINGS - IRFU                     WIFU

Montreal           0  0 0  0   0   0 Saskatchewan       2  0 0  4  31   1

Toronto            0  0 0  0   0   0 Winnipeg           1  1 0  2  58  54
Hamilton           0  0 0  0   0   0 Edmonton           1  1 0  2  30  47

Ottawa             0  0 0  0   0   0 Calgary            0  2 0  0  25  42

WED AUG 29

HAMILTON 37, Montreal 6 (14000) - Hal Waggoner, with three touchdowns, led the Hamilton offense. The Tiger-Cats scored two touchdowns in the first four plays of the game and led 18-6 at halftime. Joey Pal scored Montreal's only major on a pass from George Ratterman.

MONTREAL -  6  0  0  0 -  6

HAMILTON - 12  6 12  7 - 37

1st - HAM - Ralph Bartolini, 14-yard run (Jack Logan convert) HAM 6-0 1st - HAM - Hal Waggoner, 45-yard run (Logan convert) HAM 12-0 1st - MON - Joe Pal pass from George Ratterman (Jim Ambrose convert) HAM 12-6 2nd - HAM - Waggoner, 55-yard run (Logan convert) HAM 18-6 3rd - HAM - Waggoner pass from Bernie Custis (Logan convert) HAM 24-6 3rd - HAM - Logan, 5-yard pass from Custis (Logan convert) HAM 30-6 4th - HAM - Single, Fred Kijek kick to deadline HAM 31-6 4th - HAM - Bartolini, 15-yard run (Logan convert) HAM 37-6

THU AUG 30

Saskatchewan 33, WINNIPEG 1 (9000) - Glenn Dobbs completed 13 off 22 passes for 234 yards, while Don Ettinger intercepted three Blue Bomber passes, as Saskatchewan won their third straight convincing game to open the season.

SASKATCHEWAN -  7  6 18  2 - 33

WINNIPEG     -  0  0  0  1 -  1

1st - SASK - Del Wardien, 2-yard run (Don Ettinger convert) SASK 6-0 1st - SASK - Single, George McPhail rouged on Glenn Dobbs kick SASK 7-0 1st - SASK - Dobbs, 5-yard run (Ettinger convert) SASK 13-0 3rd - SASK - Jack Nix, 21-yard pass from Jacobs (Ettinger convert) SASK 19-0 3rd - SASK - Nix, 23-yard pass from Jacobs (Ettinger convert) SASK 25-0 3rd - SASK - Dobbs, 2-yard run (Ettinger convert) SASK 31-0 4th - SASK - Safety, Pete Petrow tackled in end zone SASK 33-0 4th - WIN - Single, Jack Jacobs kick SASK 33-1

SAT SEPT 1

Edmonton 18, CALGARY 17 (8000) - Edmonton romped to a big 18-0 first half lead, then outlasted a rally by Calgary which fell short on a blocked convert kick. Edmonton outrushed the Stampeders, 233 yards to 109, in moving into second place in the West.

EDMONTON - 12  6  0  0 - 18

CALGARY  -  0  0  6 11 - 17

1st - EDM - George Brown, 45-yard return of blocked kick (A. Stukus convert) EDM 6-0 1st - EDM - Ray Enright, 4-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 12-0 2nd - EDM - Single, Brian Mulhern rouged by Brown on A. Stukus kick EDM 13-0 3nd - EDM - Howard Hansen, 52-yard pass from George Festeryga EDM 18-0 3rd - CAL - Stan Kaluznick, 9-yard run (Bob Shaw convert) EDM 18-6 4th - CAL - Kaluznick, 1-yard run (Shaw convert) EDM 18-12 4th - CAL - Dave West pass from Keith Spaith EDM 18-17

Toronto 36, OTTAWA 17 (15000) - Toronto had a slim 18-17 lead at the intermission. Ottawa then lost a couple of costly fumbles in the third quarter, as Toronto exploded for 18 points and an easy win. The Argonauts outrushed Ottawa, 352 yards to 117.

TORONTO - 12  6  6 12 - 36

OTTAWA  -  6 11  0  0 - 17

1st - TOR - Ulysses Curtis, 5-yard pass from Al Dekdebrun (Joe Krol convert) TOR 6-0 1st - TOR - Rod Smylie pass from Dekdebrun (Krol convert) TOR 12-0 1st - OTT - Steve Hatfield pass from Tom O'Malley (Bob Gain convert) TOR 12-6 2nd - OTT - Single, Bruce Cummings rouge TOR 12-7 2nd - OTT - Bobby Simpson pass from O'Malley (Gain convert) OTT 13-12 2nd - OTT - Gain, 40-yard field goal OTT 16-12 2nd - TOR - Marv Whaley, 14-yard pass from Dekdebrun (Krol convert) TOR 18-16 2nd - OTT - Single, Cummings kick TOR 18-17 3rd - TOR - Bill Bass, 1-yard run (Krol convert) TOR 24-17 4th - TOR - Single, Krol kick TOR 25-17 4th - TOR - Don Scott, 5-yard run with lateral from Curtis (Krol convert) TOR 31-17 4th - TOR - Doug Smylie, 15-yard run TOR 36-17

MON SEPT 3

Winnipeg 24, SASKATCHEWAN 22 (10000) - A sensational fourth quarter rally sparked by the passing of QB Jack Jacobs gave Winnipeg the win. Jacobs didn't enter the game until his team was trailing 21-6. He proceeded to throw three touchdown passes, all converted by Joe Aguirre.

WINNIPEG     -  6  0  0 18 - 24

SASKATCHEWAN -  0  6 15  1 - 22

1st - WIN - Bud Korchak, 10-yard pass from Pete Petrow WIN 5-0 1st - WIN - Single, Bud Tinsley convert WIN 6-0 2nd - SASK - Ken Charlton, 3-yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Don Ettinger convert) TIED 6-6 3rd - SASK - Single, Dobbs kick SASK 7-6 3rd - SASK - Single, Dobbs kick SASK 8-6 3rd - SASK - Wilf Tremblay, 37-yard interception return (Ettinger convert) SASK 14-6 3rd - SASK - Charlton, 20-yard pass from Dobbs (Ettinger convert) SASK 20-6  3rd - SASK - Single, Tom Casey rouged on Dobbs kick SASK 21-6 4th - SASK - Single, George McPhail rouged on Dobbs kick SASK 22-6 4th - WIN - Korchak, 49-yard pass from Jacobs (Joe Aguirre convert) SASK 22-12 4th - WIN - Ron Vaccher, 23-yard pass from Jacobs (Aguirre convert) SASK 22-18 4th - WIN - Andy Sokol, 10-yard pass from Jacobs (Aguirre convert) WIN 24-22

EDMONTON 5, Calgary 0 (12000) - Normie Kwong reversed the field three times in a 45 yard run to score the only major of the game in the second quarter, as the China Clipper led Edmonton to a win over his former team.

CALGARY  -  0  0  0  0 -  0

EDMONTON -  0  5  0  0 -  5

1st - EDM - Normie Kwong, 45-yard run EDM 5-0

HAMILTON 27, Toronto 6 (15000) - Toronto's only score came on a lucky break, when they recovered a Bernie Custis fumble on the Ti-Cat three-yard line, and scored three plays later. Hamilton controlled the rest of the game to stay atop the East. 

TORONTO  -  0  0  6  0 -  6

HAMILTON -  6  2  6 13 - 27

1st - HAM - Jack Shinn, 23-yard pass from Bernie Custis (Tip Logan convert) HAM 6-0 2nd - HAM - Single, Bill Bass rouged on Fred Kijek kick HAM 7-0 2nd - HAM - Single, George Arnott rouged on Kijek kick HAM 8-0 3rd - HAM - Shinn, 45-yard interception return (Logan convert) HAM 14-0 3rd - TOR - Ulysses Curtis run (Joe Krol convert) HAM 14-6 4th - HAM - Single, Bass rouged on Kijek kick HAM 15-6 4th - HAM - Logan, 17-yard pass from Custis (Logan convert) HAM 21-6 4th - HAM - Pete Neumann, 17-yard interception return (Logan convert) HAM 27-6

STANDINGS - IRFU                     WIFU

Hamilton           2  0 0  4  64  12 Saskatchewan       3  1 0  6  81  26

Toronto            1  1 0  2  42  44 Edmonton           3  1 0  6  53  64
Montreal           0  1 0  0   6  37 Winnipeg           2  2 0  4  86 109

Ottawa             0  1 0  0  17  36 Calgary            0  4 0  0  42  65

SAT SEPT 8

CALGARY 9, Saskatchewan 7 (8000) - With a 2-1 lead going into the final quarter, Calgary saw the Riders take a 6-2 lead on a Glenn Dobbs to Jack Russell pass. Davey West took the following kickoff and ran 95 yards straight up the middle to tie the score.

SASKATCHEWAN -  1  0  0  6 -  7

CALGARY      -  1  1  0  7 -  8

1st - SASK - Single, Ken Charlton kick SASK 1-0 1st - CAL - Single, Bob Shaw kick TIED 1-1 2nd - CAL - Single, Shaw kick CAL 2-1 4th - SASK - Jack Russell, 30-yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Don Ettinger convert) SASK 7-1 4th - CAL - Davey West, 95-yard kickoff return (Shaw convert) TIED 7-7 4th - CAL - Single, Del Wardien rouged on Reg Clarkson kick CAL 8-7

EDMONTON 35, Winnipeg 19 (11000) - Edmonton used a punishing ground game to move into first place in the West. The Eskimos ran for 301 yards, and gained 264 more through the air. Mike King paced the attack with more than 160 yards rushing on 25 carries.

WINNIPEG -  8  5  0  6 - 19

EDMONTON -  5  6 18  6 - 35

1st - WIN - Ron Vaccher, 32-yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Joe Aguirre convert) WIN 6-0 1st - WIN - Single, Don Simon rouged on Jacobs kick WIN 7-0 1st - EDM - Howard Hansen, 2-yard pass from Frank Filchock WIN 7-5 1st - WIN - Single, Simon rouged on Jacobs kick WIN 8-5 2nd - EDM - Rollin Prather, 5-yard pass from Filchock (Annis Stukus convert) EDM 11-8 2nd - WIN - Bud Korchak, 58-yard pass from Jacobs WIN 13-11 3rd - EDM - Frank Morris, fumble recovery in end zone (A. Stukus convert) EDM 17-13 3rd - EDM - Mike King run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 23-13 3rd - EDM - Jim Chambers, 10-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 29-13 4th - EDM - Ray Enright, 3-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 35-13 4th - WIN - Korchak pass from Jacobs (Aguirre convert) EDM 35-19

OTTAWA 13, Montreal 9 (14166) - Down late, Montreal marched 70 yards - 56 on passes by George Ratterman - to the Argonaut nine yard line. The Toronto defense stiffened for the team's first win. The winning TD was a Tom O'Malley to Al Baldwin toss following a John Wagoner blocked kick.

MONTREAL -  6  3  0  0 -  9

OTTAWA   -  7  0  6  0 - 13

1st - MON - John Yonaker, 33-yard pass from George Ratterman (Jim Ambrose convert) MON 6-0 1st - OTT - Al Baldwin pass from Tom O'Malley (Bob Gain convert) TIED 6-6 1st - OTT - Single, Gain kick to deadline OTT 7-6 2nd - MON - Ambrose, 35-yard field goal MON 9-7 3rd - OTT - Baldwin, 22-yard pass from O'Malley (Gain convert) OTT 13-9

Hamilton 21, TORONTO 2 (23375) - Bernie Custis tossed three touchdown passes, while Toronto lost RB Ulysses Curtis to a torn rib cartilage. Argo coach Frank Clair pulled QB Al Dekdebrun for import Nobby Wirkowski, who did not look good in bidding to be the permanent starter for Toronto.

HAMILTON -  0 11  0 10 - 21

TORONTO  -  1  0  1  0 -  2

1st - TOR - Single, Joe Krol kick TOR 1-0 2nd - HAM - Ralph Bartolini, 9-yard run HAM 5-1 2nd - HAM - Hal Wagonner, 45-yard pass from Bernie Custis (Tip Logan convert) HAM 11-1 3rd - MON - Single, Krol kick HAM 11-2 4th - HAM - Joe Shinn, 60-yard pass from Custis HAM 16-2 4th - HAM - Paul Gibson, 21-yard pass from Custis HAM 21-2

SUN SEPT 9

Ottawa 33, MONTREAL 8 (21812) - Ottawa completed the weekend sweep of the Als thanks to QB Tom O'Malley, who completed 12 of 20 passes, while his counterpart, George Ratterman, only completed 14 of 43 and had three passes intercepted.

OTTAWA   -  5  13  3 12 - 33

MONTREAL -  1   1  0  6 -  8

1st - MON - Single, Jim Ambrose kick to deadline MON 1-0 1st - OTT - Bruce Cummings, 4-yard run OTT 5-1 2nd - OTT - Bob Simpson, 11-yard pass from Tom O'Malley (Bob Gain convert) OTT 11-1 2nd - OTT - Single, Tommy Manastersky rouged on Gain kick OTT 12-1 2nd - MON - Single, Frank Aschenbrenner kick to deadline OTT 12-2 2nd - OTT - Howie Turner pass from O'Malley (Gain convert) OTT 18-2 3rd - OTT - Gain, 19-yard field goal OTT 21-2 4th - OTT - Turner run (Gain convert) OTT 27-2 4th - Gene Roberts pass from George Ratterman pass (Ambrose convert) OTT 27-8 4th - OTT - Simpson, 32-yard pass from O'Malley (Gain convert) OTT 33-8

MON SEPT 10

CALGARY 18, Winnipeg 12 (9000) - Winnipeg played tough despite missing QB Jack Jacobs, who sat out with a bad knee. Ex-Eskimo Reg Clarkson led Calgary with two touchdowns, both on short distance plunges.

WINNIPEG -  0  6  0  6 - 12

CALGARY  -  6  0 12  0 - 18

1st - CAL - Reg Clarkson, 3-yard run (Bob Shaw convert) CAL 6-0 2nd - WIN - Bud Korchak, 9-yard pass from Pete Petrow (Joe Aguirre convert) TIED 6-6 3rd - CAL - Sugarfoot Anderson, 18-yard pass from Stan Heath (Shaw convert) CAL 12-6 3rd - CAL - Clarkson, 1-yard run (Shaw convert) CAL 18-6 4th - WIN - Biff Bliss, 1-yard run (Aguirre convert) CAL 18-12

EDMONTON 31, Saskatchewan 6 (11000) - Saskatchewan jumped out to a 6-0 lead before Edmonton came back with 31 unanswered points to take a two-game lead in the West. Normie Kwong led the Eskimo barrage with two touchdowns.

SASKATCHEWAN -  6  0  0  0 -  6

EDMONTON     -  6  0 13 12 - 31

1st - SASK - Single, Jimmy Macrae rouged on Don Ettinger kick SASK 1-0 1st - SASK - Bob Pelling run SASK 6-0 1st - EDM - Mike King, 1-yard run (Annis Stukus convert) TIED 6-6 3rd - EDM - George Festeryga, 6-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 12-6 3rd - EDM - Single, Ken Charlton rouged on Bill Stukus kick EDM 13-6 3rd - EDM - Normie Kwong recovered Del Wardien fumble in end zone (A. Stukus convert) EDM 19-6 4th - EDM - Jim Chambers, 3-yard pass from Frank Filchock (A. Stukus convert) EDM 25-6 4th - EDM - Kwong, 5-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 31-6

STANDINGS - IRFU                     WIFU

Hamilton           3  0 0  6  85  14 Edmonton           5  1 0 10 119  89

Ottawa             2  1 0  4  63  53 Saskatchewan       3  3 0  6  94  66
Toronto            1  2 0  2  44  65 Winnipeg           2  4 0  4 117 162

Montreal           0  3 0  0  23  83 Calgary            2  4 0  4  69  84

SAT SEPT 15

Winnipeg 21, SASKATCHEWAN 12 (10000) - Indian Jack Jacobs engineered the Winnipeg win, which tied them with Saskatchewan for second place in the West. Tom Casey scored two touchdowns while Neill Armstrong made a 55-yard gallop for the other Bomber major.

WINNIPEG     -  8  7  0  6 - 21

SASKATCHEWAN -  0  7  5  0 - 12

1st - WIN - Safety, Del Wardien tackled in end zone WIN 2-0 1st - WIN - Tom Casey, 1-yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Joe Aguirre convert) WIN 8-0 2nd - WIN - Single, Wardien rouged on Jacobs kick WIN 9-0 2nd - SASK - Single, Don Knowles rouged on Bob Sandberg kick WIN 9-1 2nd - WIN - Neill Armstrong, 85-yard pass from Jacobs (Aguirre convert) WIN 15-1 2nd - SASK - Glenn Dobbs, 22-yard run (Don Ettinger convert) WIN 15-7 3rd - SASK - Jack Russell, 17-yard pass from Dobbs WIN 15-12 4th - WIN - Casey, 35-yard pass from Jacobs (Aguirre convert) WIN 21-12

Edmonton 30, CALGARY 15 (10000) - With such speedsters as Jim Chambers, Roland Miles, Ray Enright and Mike King, the Eskimos racked up 441 yards on the ground, while holding the Stampeders to just 89.

EDMONTON -  7  6  6 11 - 35

CALGARY  -  0  9  0  6 - 15

1st - EDM - Single, Davey West rouged by Mike King on Annis Stukus kick EDM 1-0 1st - EDM - King, 4-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 7-0 2nd - CAL - Sugarfoot Anderson major (Bob Shaw convert) EDM 7-6 2nd - EDM - Roland Miles pass from Frank Filchock (A. Stukus convert) EDM 13-6 2nd - CAL - Shaw, 28-yard field goal EDM 13-9 3rd - EDM - Normie Kwong, 10-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 19-9 4th - EDM - Jim Chambers, 35-yard run EDM 24-9 4th - EDM - Chambers, 30-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 30-9 4th - CAL - Shaw, 4-yard pass from Stan Heath (Shaw convert) EDM 30-15

HAMILTON 11, Ottawa 6 (15000) - Hamilton outrushed Ottawa, 352 yards to 57, and in total yards, 510 yards to 147, but had to struggle to win its fourth straight and open a four-point lead in the East.  Neither team could dent the scoreboard until the second half.

OTTAWA   -  0  0  6  0 -  6

HAMILTON -  0  0  6  5 - 11

3rd - HAM - Hal Waggoner, 1-yard run (Tip Logan convert) HAM 6-0 3rd - OTT - Bob Simpson, 15-yard fumble return (Bob Gain convert) TIED 6-6 4th - HAM - Bernie Custis, 6-yard run HAM 11-6

Montreal 8, TORONTO 6 (18200) - The luckless Alouettes, off to a bad start after being called the team to beat his season, got a few breaks while they switched their usual offensive tactics to edge Toronto and tie the Argos for third place in the East.

MONTREAL -  0  6  1  1 -  8

TORONTO  -  0  6  0  0 -  6

1st - TOR - Single, Steve Karrys kick TOR 1-0 1st - MON - John Yonakor, 8-yard pass from George Ratterman (Gene Robert convert) MON 6-1 2nd - TOR - Doug Pyzer, 62-yard run TIED 6-6 3rd - MON - Single, George Arnott rouged by Ralph Toohy on Rod Pantages kick MON 7-6 4th - MON - Single, Pantages kick to deadline MON 8-6

STANDINGS - IRFU                     WIFU

Hamilton           4  0 0  8  96  20 Edmonton           6  1 0 12 149 104

Ottawa             2  2 0  4  69  64 Saskatchewan       3  4 0  6 111  87
Toronto            1  3 0  2  50  73 Winnipeg           3  4 0  6 135 174

Montreal           1  3 0  2  31  89 Calgary            2  5 0  4  84 114

SAT SEPT 22

Saskatchewan 30, WINNIPEG 17 (9600) - Riders QB Glenn Dobbs clicked on 16 out of 21 forward passing attempts and led four touchdown matches, and then to add insult to injury, tossed another touchdown pass at the weary and beaten Bombers on the game's second last play

SASKATCHEWAN -  0 11  7 12 - 30

WINNIPEG     -  0  6  6  5 - 17

2nd - SASK - Bob Pelling pass from Glenn Dobbs (Don Ettinger convert) SASK 6-0 2nd - SASK - Nels Greene, 5-yard run SASK 11-0 2nd - WIN - Tom Casey, 61-yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Joe Aguirre convert) SASK 11-6 3rd - SASK - Dobbs, 5-yard run (Ettinger convert) SASK 17-6 3rd - SASK - Single, George McPhail rouged on Dobbs kick SASK 18-6 3rd - WIN - Ron Vaccher, 55-yard pass from Jacobs (Aguirre convert) SASK 18-12 4th - SASK - Jack Nix, 23-yard pass from Dobbs (Ettinger convert) SASK 24-12 4th - WIN - Andy Sokol, 1-yard run SASK 24-17 4th - SASK - Jack Russell, 17-yard pass from Dobbs (Ettinger convert) SASK 30-17

EDMONTON 30, Calgary 11 (10000) - Edmonton was outplayed through the air and over the ground, but punched out another chapter to continue a two-year mastery over Calgary in their fourth meeting of the season.

CALGARY  -  0  0  0 11 - 11

EDMONTON -  7  5 12  6 - 30

1st - EDM - Roland Miles, 42-yard run (Annis Stukus convert) EDM 6-0 1st - EDM - Single, Ced Gyles rouged on A. Stukus convert EDM 7-0 2nd - EDM - Rollin Prather pass from Frank Filchock EDM 12-0 3rd - EDM - Ted Tully, 45-yard interception return (A. Stukus convert) EDM 18-0 3rd - EDM - Harry Bunting, 60-yard pass from Miles (A. Stukus convert) EDM 24-0 4th - CAL - Bob Shaw, 13-yard pass from Stan Heath EDM 24-5 4th - EDM - Jim Chambers, 45-yard pass from Filchock (A. Stukus convert) EDM 30-5 4th - CAL - Dave West, 10-yard run (Shaw convert) EDM 30-11

TORONTO 17, Ottawa 10 (16250) - Toronto has won only two games so far this season - both against Ottawa. Doug Smylie scored his second touchdown of the day in the final quarter to clinch the win and force a three-way tie for the cellar, or second place, in the East.

OTTAWA  -  2  1  7  0 - 10

TORONTO -  6  0  6  5 - 17

1st - OTT - Single, Bruce Cummings kick to deadline OTT 1-0 1st - OTT - Single, Cummings kick to deadline OTT 2-0 1st - TOR - Doug Pyzer, 8-yard run (Nick Volpe convert) TOR 6-2 2nd - OTT - Single, Ted Toogood rouged on Cummings kick TOR 6-3 3rd - OTT - Howie Turner, 44-yard pass from Tom O'Malley (Bob Gain convert) OTT 9-6 3rd - OTT - Single, Al Dekdebrun rouged on O'Malley kick OTT 10-6 3rd - TOR - Doug Smylie, 1-yard run (Volpe convert) TOR 12-10 4th - TOR - Smylie, 2-yard run TOR 17-10

SUN SEPT 23

MONTREAL 17, Hamilton 16 (20000) - After being outplayed and outscored in the first half, Montreal turned to Gene (Choo Choo) Roberts to lead them back. They still trailed 16-15 going into the final frame, but pulled out the win when Herb Trawick flattened Ralph Bartolini in the end zone.

HAMILTON -  7  6  3  0 - 16

MONTREAL -  6  0  9  2 - 17

1st - HAM - Paul Gibson, 44-yard pass from Zeke Martin (Jack Logan convert) HAM 6-0 1st - HAM - Single, Fred Kijek kick to deadline HAM 7-0 1st - MON - Gene Robert, 6-yard run (Roberts convert) HAM 7-6 2nd - HAM - Hal Waggoner, 2-yard run (Logan convert) HAM 13-6 3rd - MON - Roberts, 28-yard run (Roberts convert) HAM 13-12 3rd - MON - Roberts, 18-yard field goal MON 15-13 3rd - HAM - Logan, 28-yard field HAM 16-15 4th - MON - Safety, Herb Trawick tackled Ralph Bertolini in end zone MON 17-16

STANDINGS - IRFU                     WIFU

Hamilton           4  1 0  8 112  37 Edmonton           7  1 0 14 179 115

Ottawa             2  3 0  4  79  81 Saskatchewan       4  4 0  8 141 104
Toronto            2  3 0  4  67  83 Winnipeg           3  5 0  6 152 204

Montreal           2  3 0  4  48 105 Calgary            2  6 0  4  95 144

SAT SEPT 29

OTTAWA 20, Hamilton 18 (15172) - Ottawa turned a daring, third down pass - Bruce Cummings to Bob Simpson - into a payoff stroke as they upset the Tiger-Cats. The gamble came just past the midway mark in the third quarter, and set up a touchdown, which Benny MacDonell scored.

HAMILTON -  0 12  0  6 - 18

OTTAWA   -  1  5 13  1 - 20

1st - OTT - Single, Bob McDonald rouged on Tom O'Malley kick OTT 1-0 2nd - OTT - Howie Turner pass from O'Malley OTT 6-0 2nd - HAM - Hal Waggoner, 1-yard run (Jack Logan convert) TIED 6-6 2nd - HAM - Blake Taylor, 38-yard run (Logan convert) HAM 12-6 3rd - OTT - Single, McDonald rouged on Bruce Cummings kick HAM 12-7 3rd - OTT - Benny MacDonell, 2-yard run (Bob Gain convert) OTT 13-12 3rd - OTT - Pete Karpuk, 12-yard blocked punt return (Gain convert) OTT 19-12 4th - OTT - Single, McDonald rouged on Gain kick OTT 20-12 4th - HAM - Bernie Custis major (Logan convert) OTT 20-18

Winnipeg 33, CALGARY 18 (8000) - The Stampeders hopes of reaching the Western Football Conference playoffs went glimmering and just about disappeared in the face of a Winnipeg attack that rolled on the ground and in the air.

WINNIPEG -  6 12  7  8 - 33

CALGARY  -  6  0  6  6 - 18

1st - WIN - Tom Casey, 10-yard run (Jack Jacobs convert) WIN 6-0 1st - CAL - Royal Copeland, 2-yard run (Bob Shaw convert) TIED 6-6 2nd - WIN - Jim Spavital, 4-yard run (Jacobs convert) WIN 12-6 2nd - WIN - Casey, 48-yard pass from Jacobs (Jacobs convert) WIN 18-6 3rd - WIN - Single, Cedric Gyles rouged on Jacobs kick WIN 19-6 3rd - CAL - Roy Jensen, 45-yard pass from Stan Heath (Shaw convert) WIN 19-12 3rd - WIN - Neil Armstrong, 20-yard pass from Jacobs (Jacobs convert) WIN 25-12 4th - WIN - Safety, Bob Agler conceded WIN 27-12 4th - WIN - Casey, 48-yard run (Jacobs convert) WIN 33-12 4th - CAL - Paul Salata, 76-yard pass from Heath (Shaw convert) WIN 33-18

Saskatchewan 25, EDMONTON 18 (10500) - QB Glenn Dobbs tosses all of the Riders' four touchdowns - two to end Jack Russell and once each to HB Bob Sandberg and end Neill Armstrong - while completing 13 of 16 pass attempts for 206 yards. He also contributed two singles on deadline kicks.

SASKATCHEWAN -  5  7 12  1 - 25

EDMONTON     -  0  0  6 12 - 18

1st - SASK - Bob Sandberg, 6-yard pass from Glenn Dobbs SASK 5-0 2nd - SASK - Jack Russell, 19-yard pass from Dobbs (Don Ettinger convert) SASK 11-0 2nd - SASK - Single, Dobbs kick to deadline SASK 12-0 3rd - SASK - Jack Nix,30-yard pass from Dobbs (Ettinger convert) SASK 18-0 3rd - SASK - Russell, 10-yard pass from Dobbs (Ettinger convert) SASK 24-0 3rd - EDM - Jim McRae, 58-pass from Frank Filchock (Annis Stukus convert) SASK 24-6 4th - EDM - Ray Enright, 2-yard run (A. Stukus convert) SASK 24-12 4th - Enright, 6-yard run (A. Stukus convert) SASK 24-18 4th - SASK - Single, Dobbs kick to deadline SASK 25-18

MON OCT 1

Saskatchewan 22, CALGARY 12 (6500) - Calgary needed a win to keep its playoff hopes alive, but Glenn Dobbs put an end to those hopes, as he tossed touchdown passes to Ken Charleton, Jack Russell and Del Wardien to keep the Riders in the race for the top spot in the West.

SASKATCHEWAN -  6 12  1  3 - 22

CALGARY      -  0  0  6  6 - 12

1st - SASK - Ken Charlton, 7-yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Don Ettinger convert) SASK 6-0 2nd - SASK - Jack Russell, 14-yard pass from Dobbs SASK 11-0 2nd - SASK - Del Wardien, 12-yard pass from Dobbs (Ettinger convert) SASK 17-0 2nd - SASK - Single, Royal Copeland rouged on Dobbs kick SASK 18-0 3rd - CAL - Harry Langford fumble recovery (Bob Shaw convert) SASK 18-6 3rd - SASK - Single, Harry Hood rouged on Dobbs kick SASK 19-6 4th - SASK - Ettinger, 21-yard field goal SASK 22-6 4th - CAL - David West, 12-yard pass from Heath (Shaw convert) SASK 22-12

Winnipeg 15, EDMONTON 8 (11000) - A 100-yard pass play engineered by Indian Jack Jacobs midway through the fourth quarter left the Edmonton fans gasping. The loss put Edmonton's hold on first place in jeopady, as well as the runner-up position as well. 

WINNIPEG -  6  0  0  9 - 15

EDMONTON -  0  2  6  0 -  8

1st - WIN - Neill Armstrong, 10-yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Jacobs convert) WIN 6-0 2nd - EDM - Single, Hal Mauthe rouged on Don Lord kick WIN 6-1 2nd - EDM - Single, Tom Casey rouged on Annis Stukus kick WIN 6-2 3rd - EDM - Jim Chambers, 3-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 8-6 4th - WIN - Armstrong, 100-yard pass from Jacobs (Jacobs convert) WIN 12-8 4th - WIN - Jacobs field goal WIN 15-8

STANDINGS - IRFU                     WIFU

Hamilton           4  2 0  8 130  57 X-Edmonton         7  3 0 14 205 155

Ottawa             3  3 0  6  99  99 Saskatchewan       6  4 0 12 188 134
Toronto            2  3 0  4  67  83 Winnipeg           5  5 0 10 200 230

Montreal           2  3 0  4  48 105 Calgary            2  8 0  4 125 199

X-Clinched playoff berth

SAT OCT 6

Hamilton 22, TORONTO 6 (26000) - Days after cutting QB Al Dekdebrun, Toronto coach Frank Clair saw his Argos lose their third game this season to Hamilton. Hamilton stayed atop the Big Four with the win, thanks in part to two majors coming off mistakes by Toronto QB Nobby Wirkowski.

HAMILTON -  3  6  1 12 - 22

TORONTO  -  0  3  3  0 -  6

1st - HAM - Jack Logan, 30-yard field goal HAM 3-0 2nd - TOR - Joe Krol, 28-yard field goal TIED 3-3 2nd - HAM - Paul Gibson recovered blocked kick in end zone (Logan convert) HAM 9-3 3rd - TOR - Krol field goal HAM 9-6 3rd - HAM - Single, Ted Toogood rouged on Fred Kijek kick HAM 10-6 4th - HAM - Bernie Custis, 9-yard run (Logan convert) HAM 16-6 4th - HAM - Dick Brown, 2-yard interception return (Logan convert) HAM 22-6

OTTAWA 25, Montreal 13 (13521) - Ottawa earned a solid grip on second place in the Big Four thanks to 302 yards and 21 first downs on the ground. Clem Crowe's Riders, thanks to majors by Howie Turner and Al Baldwin, went into halftime leading 14-1 and never looked back.

MONTREAL -  0  1  0 12 - 13

OTTAWA   -  6  8  0 11 - 25

1st - OTT - Howie Turner, 36-yard pass from Tom O'Malley (Steve Hatfield convert) OTT 6-0 2nd - MON - Single, Ted McLarty rouged Rod Pantages kick OTT 6-1 2nd - OTT - Al Baldwin, 62-yard pass from O'Malley (Hatfield convert) OTT 12-1 2nd - OTT - Single, Bruce Cummings kick-in-goal OTT 13-1 2nd - OTT - Single, Phil Adrian rouged Cummings kick OTT 14-1 4th - OTT - Turner, 69-yard pass from O'Malley (Hatfield convert) OTT 20-1 4th - OTT - Bib Simpson, 100-yard interception return OTT 25-1 4th - MON - Virgil Wagner, 10-yard run (Gene Roberts convert) OTT 25-7 4th - MON - Pete Thodos, 2-yard run (Roberts convert) OTT 25-13

SASKATCHEWAN 25, Edmonton 18 (8668) - Glenn Dobbs ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as the Riders moved into a tie for first place in the West. It was the third win for Saskatchewan in four meetings with the Eskimos.

EDMONTON     -  4  5  3  6 - 18

SASKATCHEWAN -  0 12  6  7 - 25

1st - EDM - Annis Stukus, 35-yard field goal EDM 3-0 1st - EDM - Single, Ken Charlton roug4ed on A. Stukus kick EDM 4-0 2nd - SASK - Glenn Dobbs, 2-yard run (Don Ettinger convert) SASK 6-4 2nd - EDM - Jim Chambers, 73-yard pass from Frank Filchock EDM 9-6 2nd - SASK - Dobbs, 5-yard run (Ettinger convert) SASK 12-9 3rd - SASK - Jack Russell, 32-yard pass from Dobbs (Ettinger convert) SASK 18-9 3rd - EDM - Annis Stukus, 24-yard field goal SASK 18-12 4th - SASK - Single, Dobbs kick SASK 19-12 4th - SASK - Ken Charlton pass from Dobbs (Ettinger convert) SASK 25-12 4th - EDM - Chambers run (A. Stukus convert) SASK 25-18

Calgary 18, WINNIPEG 16 (9500) - Calgary, with an assist from the clock, kept alive their playoff hopes in the WFU. QB Jack Jacobs missed a FG attempt from a difficult angle with less than a minute remaining. The ball - kicked from the 14-yard line - fell for a single point.

CALGARY  -  0 15  0  3 - 18

WINNIPEG -  6  6  0  4 - 16

1st - WIN - Bud Korchak pass from Jack Jacobs (Jacobs convert) WIN 6-0 2nd - CAL - Davey West, 4-yard run (Bob Shaw convert) TIED 6-6 2nd - CAL - Shaw, 44-yard pass from Keith Spaith (Shaw convert) CAL 12-6 2nd - WIN - Shaw, 11-yard field goal CAL 15-6 2nd - WIN - Andy Sokol pass from Jacobs (Jacobs convert) CAL 15-12 4th - WIN - Jacobs, 5-yard field goal TIED 15-15 4th - CAL - Shaw field goal CAL 18-15 4th - WIN - Single, Jacobs kick CAL 18-16

MON OCT 8

Toronto 10, HAMILTON 0 (14000) - Nobby Wirkowski bounced back from his debut two days ago to complete eight of 11 forward passes, while the defense handed Hamilton its first shutout of the season. 

TORONTO  -  7  0  1  2 - 10

HAMILTON -  0  0  0  0 -  0

1st - TOR - Single, Bob McDonald rouged on Joe Krol kick TOR 1-0 1st - TOR - Ulysses Curtis, 1-yard run (Krol convert) TOR 7-0 3rd - TOR - Single, McDonald rouged on Krol kick TOR 8-0 4th - TOR - Single, Krol kick TOR 9-0 4th - TOR - Single, Krol kick TOR 10-0

Ottawa 12, MONTREAL 9 (15322) - Ottawa took to the air to move into a first place tie in the Big Four, thanks to a Tom O'Malley pass to Al Baldwin for their first major and a Ted McLarty interception for their second.

OTTAWA   -  0  6  6  0 - 12

MONTREAL -  3  6  0  0 -  9

1st - MON - Gene Roberts, 15-yard field goal MON 3-0 2nd - OTT - Al Baldwin, 50-yard pass from Tom O'Malley (Steve Hatfield convert) OTT 6-3 2nd - MON - Virgil Wagner, 5-yard run (Roberts convert) MON 9-6 3rd - OTT - Ted McLarty, 70-yard interception return (Hatfield convert) OTT 12-9

WINNIPEG 38, Edmonton 27 (9558) - Winnipeg clinched a playoff berth thanks to lanky import end Neill Armstrong, who scored three touchdowns, all on passes from QB Jack Jacobs. Andy Sokol picked up two majors for the Bombers. Rollin Prather scored two touchdowns for Edmonton.

EDMONTON -  0 15  6  6 - 27

WINNIPEG -  8 12  6 12 - 38

1st - WIN - Neill Armstrong, 10-yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Jacobs convert) WIN 6-0 2nd - EDM - Single, Dick Huffman blocked Don Lord's kick to deadline WIN 7-0 1st - WIN - Single, Jim Macrae rouged on Jacobs kick WIN 8-0 2nd - EDM - Annis Stukus, 43-yard field goal WIN 8-3 2nd - WIN - Jim Spavital run (Jacobs convert) WIN 14-3 2nd - EDM - Jim Chambers, 34-yard run (A. Stukus convert) WIN 14-9 2nd - EDM - Mike King run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 15-14 2nd - WIN - Armstrong, 11-yard pass from Jacobs (Jacobs convert) WIN 20-15 3rd - EDM - Rollin Prather, 3-yard pass from Frank Filchock (A. Stukus convert) EDM 21-20 3rd - WIN - Andy Sokol, 63-yard interception return (Jacobs convert) WIN 26-21 4th - WIN - Armstrong, 79-yard pass from Jacobs WIN 31-21 4th - WIN - Sokol pass from Jacobs (Jacobs convert) WIN 37-21 4th - EDM - Prather pass from Filchock (A. Stukus convert) WIN 37-27 4th - WIN - Single, Jacobs kick WIN 38-27

SASKATCHEWAN 28, Calgary 18 (10000) - Saskatchewan moved to the top of the West, and wiped out Calgary's last hopes of making the playoffs, as the Riders jumped up to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. They would extend their lead to 28-0 before Calgary scored three majors in the final quarter.

CALGARY      -  0  0  0 18 - 18

SASKATCHEWAN - 21  0  1  6 - 28

1st - SASK - Jack Nix, 5-yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Don Ettinger convert) SASK 6-0 1st - SASK - Dobbs, 1-yard run (Ettinger convert) SASK 12-0 1st - SASK - Sully Glasser, 3-yard run (Ettinger convert) SASK 18-0 1st - SASK - Ettinger, 25-yard field goal SASK 21-0 3rd - SASK - Single, Davey West rouged on Dobbs kick SASK 22-0 4th - SASK - Al Bodine, 5-yard run (Ettinger convert) SASK 28-0 4th - CAL - Paul Saleta pass from Keith Spaith (Bob Shaw convert) SASK 28-6 4th - CAL - West, 40-yard pass from Spaith (Shaw convert) SASK 28-12 4th - CAK - Bill Blackburn, 77-yard interception return (Shaw convert) SASK 28-18

STANDINGS - IRFU                     WIFU

Hamilton           5  3 0 10 152  73 X-Saskatchewan     8  4 0 16 241 170

Ottawa             5  3 0 10 136 121 X-Edmonton         7  5 0 14 250 218
Toronto            3  4 0  6  83 105 X-Winnipeg         6  6 0 12 254 275

Montreal           2  5 0  4  70 142 Calgary            3  9 0  6 161 243

X-Clinched playoff berth

SAT OCT 13

Toronto 28, OTTAWA 19 (14511) - Nobby Wirkowski threw three touchdown passes, while his defensive mates intercepted six Rough Rider forwards, as Toronto kept their playoff hopes alive. The Argos came from behind three times for their third triumph over Ottawa this season.

TORONTO -  0 12  6 10 - 28

OTTAWA  -  5  7  1  6 - 19

1st - OTT - Al Baldwin, 12-yard pass from Tom O'Malley OTT 5-0 2nd - OTT - Single, George Arnott rouged on Bruce Cummings kick OTT 6-0 2nd - TOR - Ulysses Curtis, 20-yard run (Joe Krol convert) TIED 6-6 2nd - OTT - Bob Simpson, 35-yard pass from Howie Turner (Bob Gain convert) OTT 12-6 2nd - Al Pfeifer, 35-yard pass from Nobby Wirkowski (Krol convert) TIED 12-12 3rd - OTT - Single, Ted Toogood rouged on O'Malley kick OTT 13-12 3rd - TOR - Doug Whaley pass from Wirkowski TOR 17-13 3rd - TOR - Single, Krol kick to deadline TOR 18-13 4th - TOR - Pfeifer fumble recovery in the end zone TOR 23-13 4th - Howie Turner run (Gain convert) TOR 23-18 4th - TOR - Doug Pyzer, 2-yard run TOR 28-18

Winnipeg 30, SASKATCHEWAN 23 (8500) - Jack Jacobs fired four touchdown passes, two to George McPhail and one apiece to Bud Korchak and Ron Vaccher, to pull the Bombers to within two points of first place in the West. Glenn Dobbs threw four TD passes for the Riders.

WINNIPEG     -  7  5  6 12 - 30

SASKATCHEWAN -  0  7 16  0 - 23

1st - WIN - George McPhail, 28-yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Jacobs convert) WIN 6-0 1st - WIN - Single, Ken Charlton rouged on Jacobs kick WIN 7-0 2nd - SASK - Bob Pelling, 19-yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Don Ettinger convert) WIN 7-6 2nd - SASK Single, Charlton kick to deadline TIED 7-7 2nd - WIN - Keith Pearce, 14-yard pass from Pete Petrow WIN 12-7 3rd - SASK - Jack Nix, 12-yard pass from Dobbs TIED 12-12 3rd - SASK - Al Bodine, 9-yard pass from Jacobs (Ettinger convert) SASK 18-12 3rd - SASK - Charlton, 3-yard pass from Dobbs SASK 23-12 3rd - WIN - McPhail, 9-yard pass from Jacobs (Jacobs convert) SASK 23-18 4th - WIN - Bud Korchak, 6-yard pass from Jacobs (Jacobs convert) WIN 24-23 4th - WIN - Ron Vaccher, 20-yard pass from Jacobs (Jacobs convert) WIN 30-23

EDMONTON 31, Calgary 18 (10000) - Edmonton beat Calgary for the fifth straight time and moved into a tie for first place with Saskatchewan. The Eskimos gained 368 yards on the ground, which helped offset the 353 yards Calgary gained through the air.

CALGARY  -  0 12  0  6 - 18

EDMONTON -  7  6  6 12 - 31

1st - EDM - Single, Ced Gyles rouged on Don Lord kick EDM 1-0 1st - EDM - Steve Mendryk, 78-yard punt return (Annis Stukus convert) EDM 7-0 2nd - EDM - Normie Kwong, 10-yard run (A. Stukus kick) EDM 13-0 2nd - CAL - Brian Mulhern, 2-yard run (Bob Shaw convert) EDM 13-6 2nd - CAL - Dave West, 89-yard pass from Keith Spaith (Shaw convert) EDM 13-12 3rd - EDM - Kwong, 6-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 19-12 4th - EDM - Mike King, 10-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 25-12 4th - CAL - Paul Salata, 13-yard pass from Stan Heath (Shaw convert) EDM 25-18 4th - EDM - Jim Chambers, 44-yard run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 31-18

SUN OCT 14

Hamilton 21, MONTREAL 7 (14687) - Hamilton took over first place in the Big Four. The Ti-Cats, featuring Bernie Custis' broken-field running and Hal Waggoner's driving line smashes, struck for two converted touchdowns in the second quarter and another in the fourth.

HAMILTON -  0 12  0  9 -  0

MONTREAL -  1  6  0  0 -  7

1st - MON- Single, Tom Worthington rouged by Herb Trawick MON 1-0 2nd - HAM - Bernie Custis run (Jack Logan convert) HAM 6-1 2nd - HAM - Paul Gibson, 5-yard fumble return (Logan convert) HAM 12-1 2nd - MON - Gene Roberts, 3-yard run (Roberts convert) HAM 12-7 4th - HAM - Gibson, 17-yard pass from Custis (Logan convert) HAM 18-7 4th - HAM - Logan field goal HAM 21-7

STANDINGS - IRFU                     WIFU

Hamilton           6  3 0 12 173  80 X-Saskatchewan     8  5 0 16 264 200

Ottawa             5  4 0 10 155 149 X-Edmonton         8  5 0 16 281 236
Toronto            4  4 0  8 111 124 X-Winnipeg         7  6 0 14 284 298

Montreal           2  6 0  4  77 163 Calgary            3 10 0  6 179 274

X-Clinched playoff berth

SAT OCT 20

WINNIPEG 19, Saskatchewan 13 (9000) - Saskatchewan lost the game, but gained the West playoff bye thanks to having the best average in the points for and against department. Edmonton earned second place and the right to hose Winnipeg in the semi-final.

SASKATCHEWAN -  0  6  0  7 - 13

WINNIPEG     -  6  0 13  0 - 19

1st - WIN - Tom Casey, 99-yard run (Jack Jacobs convert) WIN 6-0 2nd - SASK - Jack Nix, 30-yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Don Ettinger convert) TIED 6-6 3rd - WIN - Neill Armstrong pass from Jacobs (Jacobs convert) WIN 12-6 3rd - WIN - Single, Caey kick WIN 13-6 3rd - WIN - Ron Vaccher pass from Jacobs (Jacobs convert) WIN 19-6 4th - SASK - Ken Charlton, 32-yard pass from Dobbs (Ettinger convert) WIN 19-12 4th - SASK - Single, Dobbs kick WIN 19-13

CALGARY 26, Edmonton 25 (4000) - Calgary's offense clicked for 268 yards through the air, while Edmonton rolled to 264 yards on the ground. A Keith Spaith to Royal Copeland touchdown pass, plus Bob Shaw's convert, prevented Edmonton from winning the West and getting a bye in the playoffs.

EDMONTON -  7  1  5 12 - 25

CALGARY  -  6  2  0 18 - 26

1st - EDM - Single, Don Lord kick EDM 1-0 1st - CAL - Bob Agler, 31-yard lateral from Royal Copeland (Bob Shaw convert) CAL 6-1 1st - EDM - Jim Chambers, 39-yard pass from Frank Filchock (Annis Stukus convert) EDM 7-6 2nd - CAL - Safety, Royal Copeland tackled Jim Macrae in end zone CAL 8-7 2nd - EDM - Single, Ced Gyles rouged by Jim Quandamatteo on A. Stukus kick TIED 8-8 3rd - EDM - Mike King, 3-yard run EDM 13-8 4th - EDM - Rollin Prather, 54-yard pass from Filchock (A. Stukus convert) EDM 19-8 4th - CAL - Brian Mulhern, 11-yard run (Shaw convert) EDM 19-14 4th - CAL - Bill Blackburn, 50-yard fumble return (Shaw convert) CAL 20-19 4th - EDM - Normie Kwong run (A. Stukus convert) EDM 25-19 4th - CAL - Copeland, 9-yard pass from Keith Spaith (Shaw convert) CAL 26-25

Ottawa 32, HAMILTON 16 (14000) - Ottawa blew a 12-point first half lead and then roared back with a 19-point fourth quarter outburst to snatch a victory from the Tiger-Cats. The win put the Riders in a tie for first place in the Big Four with two games to play.

OTTAWA   -  6  6  1 19 - 32

HAMILTON -  0  0 10  6 - 16

1st - OTT - Bob Simpson, 28-yard pass from Tom O'Malley (Bob Gain convert) OTT 6-0 2nd - OTT - Bill Stanton pass from O'Malley (Gain convert) OTT 12-0 3rd - HAM - Paul Gibson pass from Bernie Custis OTT 12-5 3rd - OTT - Single, Bob McDonald rouged on Bruce Cummings kick OTT 13-5 3rd - HAM - Custis, 63-yard run OTT 13-10 4th - HAM - Hal Waggoner, 1-yard run (Jack Logan convert) HAM 16-13 4th - OTT - Howie Turner, 13-yard pass from O'Malley (Gain convert) OTT 19-16 4th - O'Malley, 1-yard run (Gain convert) OTT 25-16 4th - OTT - Single, Cummings kick touch-in-goal OTT 26-16 4th - OTT - Bruce Cummings, 5-yard run with kick (Gain convert) OTT 32-16

TORONTO 35, Montreal 11 (16623) - Doug Pyzer and Doug Smylie scored two touchdowns as Toronto jumped out to a 23-0 lead at halftime. Joe Krol kicked two singles and a placement in the first eight minutes of play to ignite the fast start.

MONTREAL -  0  0  5  6 - 11

TORONTO  -  5 18  6  6 - 35

1st - TOR - Single, Tommy Manastersky rouged on Joe Krol kick TOR 1-0 1st - TOR - Single, Pete Thodos rouged on Krol kick TOR 2-0 1st - TOR - Krol field goal TOR 5-0 2nd - TOR - Doug Pyzer major (Krol convert) TOR 11-0 2nd - TOR - Doug Smylie major (Krol convert) TOR 17-0 2nd - TOR - Pyzer major (Krol convert) TOR 23-0 3rd - MON - Virgil Wagner, 48-yard run TOR 23-5 3rd - TOR - Ulysses Curtis major (Krol convert) TOR 29-5 4th - TOR - Smylie major (Krol convert) TOR 35-5 4th - MON - John Yonakor pass from George Ratterman (Jimmy Ambrose convert) TOR 35-11

SUN OCT 21

Toronto 35, MONTREAL 18 (12309) - Ulysses Curtis ran 67 yards for a major on the first play after the initial kickoff to spark the Argonaut attack. The Scullers scored three touchdowns in the final quarter to create a three-way for first place in the Big Four.

TORONTO  -  6  0 12 17 - 35

MONTREAL -  6  0  6  6 - 18

1st - TOR - Ulyssses Curtis, 67-yard run (Joe Krol convert) TOR 6-0 1st - MON - Ralph Toohy pass from George Ratterman (Gene Roberts convert) TIED 6-6 3rd - TOR - Doug Pyzer, 2-yard run (Krol convert) TOR 12-6 3rd - MON - Johnny Taylor lateral from Tommy Manastersky after pass from Ratterman (Roberts covert) TIED 12-12 3rd - TOR - Pyzer run (Krol convert) TOR 18-12 4th - TOR - Curtis pass from Nobby Wirkowski TOR 23-12 4th - MON - John Yonakor pass from Ratterman (Roberts convert) TOR 23-18 4th - TOR - AL Pfeiffer pass from Wirkowski (Krol convert) TOR 29-18 4th - TOR - Pfeiffer pass from Wirkowski (Krol convert) TOR 35-18

STANDINGS - IRFU                     WIFU

X-Hamilton         6  4 0 12 189 112 Y-Saskatchewan     8  6 0 16 277 219

X-Ottawa           6  4 0 12 187 165 X-Edmonton         8  6 0 16 306 262
X-Toronto          6  4 0 12 181 153 X-Winnipeg         8  6 0 16 303 311

Montreal           2  8 0  4 106 233 Calgary            4 10 0  8 205 299

Y-Clinched first place               X-Clinched playoff berth

SAT OCT 27

OTTAWA 13, Hamilton 9 (14794) - Of the 22 points recorded in the game, which sent Ottawa to the top of the Big Four, only a pair of second quarter singles by the Riders came from plays other than fumbles or blocked kicks.

HAMILTON -  9  0  0  0 -  9

OTTAWA   -  0  2  6  5 - 13

1st - HAM - Pete Neumann, 10-yard fumble return (Jack Logan convert) HAM 6-0 1st - HAM - Logan, 24-yard field goal HAM 9-0 2nd - OTT - Single, Bob McDonald rouged on Bruce Cummings kick HAM 9-1 2nd - OTT - Single, McDonald rouged on Bob Gain kick HAM 9-2 3rd - OTT - Gain recovered fumble in end zone (Gain convert) HAM 9-8 4th - OTT - Pete Karpuk recovered fumble in end zone OTT 13-9

SUN OCT 28

MONTREAL 34, Toronto 22 (9215) - Montreal upset Toronto's hopes to stay in a first place tie thanks to 405 yards on offense. Virgil Wagner's 73-yard run for a major sparked the Alouette offense. Nobby Wirkowski threw three TD passes to Al Pfeiffer in the losing cause.

TORONTO  -  3  0 13  6 - 22

MONTREAL -  0 11 12 11 - 34

1st - TOR - Joe Krol, 12-yard field goal TOR 3-0 2nd - MON - Pete Thodos, 3-yard run MON 5-3 2nd - MON - John Yonakor, 10-yard pass from George Ratterman (Gene Roberts convert) MON 11-3 3rd - TOR - Single, Thodos rouged by Al Pfeiffer on Krol kick MON 11-4 3rd - MON - Ralph Toohy, 37-yard pass from Ratterman (Roberts convert) MON 17-4 3rd - TOR - Pfeiffer, 11-yard pass from Nobby Wirkowski (Krol convert) MON 17-10 3rd - TOR - Pfeiffer, 39-yard pass from Wirkowski (Krol convert) MON 17-16 3rd - MON - Virgil Wagner, 73-yard run (Roberts convert) MON 23-16 4th - MON - Wagner, 3-yard run MON 28-16 4th - MON - Jack Harper, 8-yard pass from Ratterman (Roberts convert) MON 34-16 4th - TOR - Pfeiffer, 25-yard pass from Wirkowski (Krol convert) MON 34-22

STANDINGS - IRFU                     WIFU

X-Ottawa           7  4 0 14 200 174 Y-Saskatchewan     8  6 0 16 277 219

X-Hamilton         6  5 0 12 198 125 X-Edmonton         8  6 0 16 306 262
X-Toronto          6  5 0 12 203 187 X-Winnipeg         8  6 0 16 303 311

Montreal           3  8 0  6 140 255 Calgary            4 10 0  8 205 299

Y-Clinched first place               X-Clinched playoff berth

SAT NOV 3

HAMILTON 31, Montreal 6 (8000) - Montreal took a 6-0 lead on a muddy field, then faded in the wake of a 31-point Hamilton assault. QB Bernie Custis used his running attack to lead the Tiger-Cats' offense, which picked up 248 yards on the ground. Custis only completed one pass for 14 yards in four tries.

MONTREAL -  1  5  0  0 -  6

HAMILTON -  0  9 17  5 - 31

1st - MON - Single, Gene Roberts kick to deadline MON 1-0 2nd - MON - Virgil Wagner major MON 6-0 2nd - HAM - Single, Fred Kijek kick MON 6-1 2nd - HAM - Jack Logan field goal MON 6-4 2nd - HAM - Pete Woolley recovered fumble in end zone HAM 9-6 3rd - HAM - Hal Waggoner run (Logan convert) HAM 15-6 3rd - HAM - Waggoner run HAM 20-6 3rd - HAM - Bernie Custis run HAM 25-6 3rd - HAM - Single, Tommy Worthington kick HAM 26-6 4th - HAM - Custis run HAM 31-6

TORONTO 23, Ottawa 18 (21844) - Just 11 minutes from elimination from the Grey Cup hunt, Toronto launched a two-touchdown drive which forced a three-way tie for the Big Four regular season title. Ottawa had a chance late but Joe Asquini dropped a Tom O'Malley pass in the end zone. 

OTTAWA   -  6  6  6  0 - 18

TORONTO  -  0  7  5 11 - 23

1st - OTT - Al Baldwin, 26-yard pass from Tom O'Malley (Bob Gain convert) OTT 6-0 2nd - TOR - Doug Smylie, 19-yard pass from Nobby Wirkowski (Joe Krol convert) TIED 6-6 2nd - TOR - Single, Bruce Cummings rouged on Krol kick TOR 7-6 2nd - OTT - Howie Turner, 31-yard pass from O'Malley (Gain convert) OTT 12-7 3rd - TOR - Al Pfeiffer, 17-yard pass from Wirkowski TIED 12-12 3rd - OTT - Turner, 48-yard pass from O'Malley (Gain convert) OTT 18-12 4th - TOR - Teddy Toogood, 3-yard run OTT 18-17 4th - TOR - Bill Bass, 3-yard run (Krol convert) TOR 23-18

STANDINGS - IRFU                     WIFU

X-Ottawa           7  5 0 14 218 197 Y-Saskatchewan     8  6 0 16 277 219

X-Hamilton         7  5 0 14 229 131 X-Edmonton         8  6 0 16 306 262
X-Toronto          7  5 0 14 226 205 X-Winnipeg         8  6 0 16 303 311

Montreal           3  9 0  6 146 286 Calgary            4 10 0  8 205 299

Y-Clinched first place               X-Clinched playoff berth

WIFU SEMI-FINAL

SAT OCT 27

EDMONTON 4, Winnipeg 1 (13000) - Bomber QB Jack Jacobs could only complete 15 of 35 pass attempts and had three passes intercepted. Edmonton, who averaged 21 points per game during the regular season, scored on only an Annis Stukus field goal and a single, but it was enough.

WINNIPEG -  0  1  0  0 -  1

EDMONTON -  0  3  0  1 -  4

2nd - WIN - Single, Rollie Miles rouged on Tom Casey kick WIN 1-0 2nd - EDM - Annis Stukus, 10-yard field goal EDM 3-1 4th - EDM - Single, Casey rouged on Don Lord kick EDM 

WIFU FINAL (Saskatchewan wins series, 2-1)

SAT NOV 3

EDMONTON 15, Saskatchewan 11 (13000) - Roland Miles took the opening kickoff 81 yards for a major and Jim Chambers ran 95 yards with a lateral from Normie Kwong as Edmonton won the first game of the Western playoff in a driving snowstorm, which obliterated the Clarke Stadium field markings.

SASKATCHEWAN - 10  1  0  0 - 11

EDMONTON     -  7  1  1  6 - 15

1st - EDM - Roland Miles, 81-yard kickoff return (Annis Stukus convert) EDM 6-0 1st - SASK - Single, Glenn Dobbs kick EDM 6-1 1st - EDM - Single, Ken Charlton rouged on Miles kick EDM 7-1 1st - SASK - Jack Wedley, 8-yard fumble return (Don Ettinger convert) TIED 7-7 1st - EDM - Ettinger, 31-yard field goal SASK 10-7 2nd - SASK - Single, Dobbs kick touch-in-goal SASK 11-7 2nd - EDM - Single, Don Lord kick to deadline SASK 11-8 3rd - EDM - Single, Charlton rouged on Lord kick SASK 11-9 4th - EDM - Jim Chambers, 95-yard run with lateral from Normie Kwong (A. Stukus convert) EDM 15-11

SAT NOV 10

SASKATCHEWAN 12, Edmonton 5 (12000) - With Sully Glasser, Ken Charlton, Bob Sandberg and Glenn Dobbs eating up huge chunks of yardage, the Riders rolled for 190 yards along the ground while holding Edmonton to a mere 25 yards net, and kept their Grey Cup hopes alive.

EDMONTON     -  1  3  1  0 -  5

SASKATCHEWAN -  0  6  6  0 - 12

1st - EDM - Single, Ken Charlton rouged on Bill Briggs kick EDM 1-0 2nd - SASK - Sully Glasser, 1-yard run (Don Ettinger convert) SASK 6-1 2nd - EDM - Annis Stukus, 34-yard field goal SASK 6-4 3rd - SASK - Charlton, 2-yard run (Ettinger convert) SASK 12-4 3rd - EDM - Single, Charlton rouged on A. Stukus kick SASK 12-5

MON NOV 12

SASKATCHEWAN 19, Edmonton 18 (12000) - Saskatchewan won its first Western title since 1936. QB Glenn Dobbs completed 10 of 19 passes for 262 yards, including two TDs to end Jack Nix. The Riders led 8-0 going into the fourth quarter, when Edmonton exploded for three majors.

EDMONTON     -  0  0  0 18 - 18

SASKATCHEWAN -  6  1  1 11 - 19

1st - SASK - Jack Nix, 46-yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Don Ettinger convert) SASK 6-0 2nd - SASK - Single, Rollie Miles rouged on Dobbs kick SASK 7-0 3rd - SASK - Single, Miles rouged on Ettinger kick SASK 8-0 4th - EDM - Miles, 2-yard pass from Frank Filchock (Annis Stukus convert) SASK 8-6 4th - SASK - Bob Sandberg, 24-yard pass from Dobbs (Ettinger convert) SASK 14-6 4th - EDM - Jim Chambers, 103-yard kickoff return off lateral from Bob Paffrath (A. Stukus convert) SASK 14-12 4th - SASK - Dobbs, 1-yard run SASK 19-12 4th - EDM - Mike King run (A. Stukuas convert) SASK 19-18

IRFU SEMI-FINAL (Hamilton wins on points, 31-28)

WED NOV 7

Hamilton 24, TORONTO 7 (12200) - In the mud and slop of Varsity Stadium, Hamilton held Toronto to 137 yards rushing, while Hal Waggoner ripped off two long runs for majors. The Tiger-Cats brought out 20-year old Cam Fraser, whose kicks kept the Argos pinned back deep. 

HAMILTON -  6  0  6 12 - 24

TORONTO  -  1  6  0  0 -  7

1st - TOR - Single, Dick Brown rouged on Joe Krol kick TOR 1-0 1st - HAM - Hal Waggoner, 72-yard run (Jack Logan convert) HAM 6-1 2nd - TOR - Single, Bob MacDonald rouged on Krol kick HAM 6-2 2nd - TOR - Art Scullion, 5-yard fumble return TOR 7-6 3rd - HAM - Waggoner, 22-yard run (Logan convert) HAM 12-7 4th - HAM - Eddie Bevan fumble recovery in end zone (Logan convert) HAM 18-7 4th - HAM - Single, Doug Smylie rouged on Logan kick HAM 19-7 4th - HAM - Bernie Custis, 12-yard run HAM 24-7

SAT NOV 10

Toronto 21, HAMILTON 7 (15000) - Toronto won the second game of the playoff series, but lost on points, 31-28. Hamilton's only touchdown came late in the game on a Spider Gibson TD catch from Bernie Custis, but that was enough to send the Tiger-Cats to the Big Four final.

TORONTO  -  7  6  8  0 - 21

HAMILTON -  0  1  0  6 -  7

1st - TOR - Single, Joe Krol kick TOR 1-0 1st - TOR - Doug Pyzer pass from Nobby Wirkowski (Krol convert) TOR 7-0 2nd - HAM - Single, Cam Fraser kick TOR 7-1 2nd - TOR - Al Pfeifer major (Krol convert) TOR 13-1 3rd - Single, Dick Brown rouged on Krol kick TOR 14-1 3rd - HAM - Single, Fraser kick TOR 14-2 3rd - TOR - Single, D. Brown rouged on Krol kick TOR 15-2 3rd - TOR - Pyzer pass from Wirkowski (Krol convert) TOR 21-2 4th - HAM - Paul Gibson pass from Bernie Custis TOR 21-7

IRFU FINAL (Ottawa wins on points, 28-16)

WED NOV 14

Ottawa 17, HAMILTON 7 (11300) - Hamilton led 7-1 with six minutes to go, before Ottawa exploded for three touchdowns, and took a commanding lead into Game Two of the series. Benny MacDonnell scored two majors in the fourth quarter to pace the Rider comeback.

OTTAWA   -  1  0  0 16 - 17

HAMILTON -  0  6  1  0 -  7

1st - OTT - Single, Bob McDonald rouged on Bruce Cummings kick OTT 1-0 2nd - HAM - Paul Gibson, 1-yard fumble return (Jack Logan convert) HAM 6-1 3rd - HAM - Single, Cam Fraser kick touch-in-goal HAM 7-1 4th - OTT - Howie Turner, 6-yard run HAM 7-6 4th - OTT - Benny MacDonell, 3-yard run OTT 11-7 4th - OTT - MacDonell, 12-yard run (Bob Gain convert) OTT 17-7

SAT NOV 17

OTTAWA 11, Hamilton 9 (17000) - Ottawa won its second Big Four title in four years, though Hamilton put a scare in them with a 9-1 lead at halftime, leaving them 2 points back in the total points tally. The Tiger-Cats would never score again, while Ottawa tallied 10 points to win the crown.

HAMILTON -  1  8  0  0 -  9

OTTAWA   -  1  0  1  9 - 11

1st - HAM - Single, Ted McLarty rouged on Tom Worthington kick HAM 1-0 1st - OTT - Single, Bruce Cummings kick touch-in-goal TIED 1-1 2nd - HAM - Bob McDonald field goal HAM 4-1 2nd - HAM - Bernie Custis run HAM 9-1 3rd - OTT - Single, Dick Brown rouged on Bruce Cummings kick HAM 9-2 4th - OTT - Tom O'Malley, 1-yard run (Bob Gain convert) HAM 9-8 4th - OTT - Gain, 30-yard field goal OTT 11-9

EAST FINAL

WED NOV 21

OTTAWA 43, Sarnia 17 (3000) - Jack (Corky) Duchene scored three touchdowns for the Imperials, but it was not enough as Ottawa outrushed Sarnia, 293 yards to 244, and won the aerial game, 160-139. This was the first meeting between the two teams since 1936, when Sarnia won 26-20. 

SARNIA -  0  1  6 10 - 17

OTTAWA -  6 13 12 12 - 43

1st - OTT - Steve Hartfield pass from Tom O'Malley (Bob Gain convert) OTT 6-0 2nd - OTT - Matt Anthony pass from O'Malley (Gain convert) OTT 12-0 2nd - OTT - Single, Jack McKelvie rouged on Gain kick OTT 13-0 2nd - SAR - Single, Bruce Cumming rouged on Johnny Chorostecki kick OTT 13-1 2nd - OTT - Pete Karpuk major (Gain convert) OTT 19-1 3rd - OTT - Anthony major (Gain convert) OTT 25-1 3rd - OTT - Karpuk major (Gain convert) OTT 31-1 3rd - SAR - Jack Duchene major (Chorostecki convert) OTT 31-7 4th - SAR - Duchene major OTT 31-12 4th - OTT - Bob Simpson major (Gain convert) OTT 37-12 4th - SAR - Duchene, 30-yadd run OTT 37-17 4th - OTT - Howie Turner major (Gain convert) OTT 43-17

1951 GREY CUP (Saturday November 24th at Toronto - 27,341)

OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS (7-5) 21, SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS (8-6) 14 - After a 17-year absence, the Saskatchewan Roughriders returned to the Grey Cup final. Their losing streak in the big game continued, however, as it was the other Rough Riders that took home the prize. Ottawa outmatched Saskatchewan for three quarters before the Westerners made it interesting in the final 15 minutes. It took a last minute single to preserve the victory for the nation’s capital. With the wind at his back in the first quarter, Glenn Dobbs booted an 87-yard single followed by a 75-yard kick to give Saskatchewan a 2-0 lead. Ottawa then struck for three touchdowns. A 68-yard gain by Howie Turner set the Easterners up at the three-yard line, and Benny MacDonnell smashed over centre for the major. A fumble by Saskatchewan’s Mickey Maguire at his own 29-yard line set up Ottawa’s second touchdown. Tom O’Malley fired to Alton Baldwin at the two-yard line, who then crossed over the goal line for the score. In the third quarter O’Malley hit Pete Karpuk with a 40-yard pass that was caught on the Saskatchewan 25. Karpuk beat Del Wardien to the goal line, giving Ottawa its third TD. With Ottawa leading 19-2 in the final quarter, Bruce Cummings banged home a single point, putting the East Riders up by 18. But Saskatchewan forged itself back into the contest. MacDonnell fumbled the ball which Roy Wright recovered at the Ottawa 30. Dobbs completed a pass to Jack Nix on the three-yard line, and Nix struggled across the goal line for the major. Two minutes later, another Ottawa miscue gave Saskatchewan the ball again. Turner went under a swarm of Western tacklers and lost his handle on the ball. Red Ettinger recovered the ball deep in Ottawa territory, and a few plays later, Dobbs faked out the defence to provide Sully Glasser a huge opening for a touchdown. The game was lost for Saskatchewan in the final two minutes. Mickey Maguire, trying to make a running catch on a punt, fumbled on his own nine-yard line which was recovered by Bob Gain. After two failed pass attempts, Cummings put it out of reach with a single.

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Freshman head coach Clem Crowe matched Frank Clair’s feat of a year ago, winning the Grey Cup in his first year in Canadian football.

OTTAWA       -  6  6  7  2 - 21

SASKATCHEWAN -  2  0  0 12 - 14

1st - SASK - Single, Pete Karpuk roughed on Glenn Dobbs kick SASK 1-0 1st - SASK - Single, Dobbs kick to deadline SASK 2-0 1st - OTT - Benny MacDonnell, 3-yard run (Bob Gain convert) OTT 6-2 2nd - OTT - Al Baldwin, 28-yard pass from Tom O'Malley (Gain convert) OTT 12-2 3rd - OTT - Single, Ken Charlton rouged on Bruce Cummings kick OTT 13-2 3rd - OTT - Karpuk, 40-yard pass from O'Malley (Gain convert) OTT 19-2 4th - OTT - Single, Cumming kick touch-in-goal OTT 20-2 4th - SASK - Jack Nix, 30-yard pass from Dobbs (Don Ettinger convert) OTT 20-8 4th - SASK - Sully Glasser, 6-yard run (Ettinger convert) OTT 20-14 4th - OTT - Single, Charlton rouged on O'Malley kick OTT 21-14

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