1970 Saskatchewan Roughriders season
Head coachEagle Keys
Home fieldTaylor Field
Results
Record14–2–0
Division place1st, West
Playoff finishLost West Final

The 1970 Saskatchewan Roughriders finished in 1st place in the Western Conference with a 14–2–0 record, which still stands as a franchise record for most wins in a single season. The team's winning percentage of 0.875 is also the best since the creation of the Western Interprovincial Football Union in 1936. The Roughriders qualified for the playoffs for the ninth straight season, but lost the West Final three-game series to the Calgary Stampeders. Between regular season and playoffs, Saskatchewan lost only three times at home, all to Calgary, including twice in their playoff series.

Regular season

Season Standings

Western Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 14 2 0 369 206 28
Edmonton Eskimos 16 9 7 0 282 287 18
Calgary Stampeders 16 9 7 0 293 209 18
BC Lions 16 6 10 0 295 384 12
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 2 14 0 184 332 4

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Season schedule

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 Tues, July 28 at BC Lions 42–9 Win 1–0
1 Fri, July 31 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 23–11 Win 2–0
2 Sat, Aug 8 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 23–22 Win 3–0
3 Tues, Aug 11 at Ottawa Rough Riders 24–1 Win 4–0
4 Mon, Aug 17 vs. Calgary Stampeders 30–0 Loss 4–1
5 Wed, Aug 26 at Calgary Stampeders 21–17 Win 5–1
5 Sun, Aug 30 vs. Toronto Argonauts 36–14 Win 6–1
6 Mon, Sept 7 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30–11 Win 7–1
7 Sat, Sept 12 at Edmonton Eskimos 10–6 Loss 7–2
8 Fri, Sept 18 vs. BC Lions 23–22 Win 8–2
9 Sun, Sept 27 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 5–2 Win 9–2
10 Sun, Sept 4 vs. Montreal Alouettes 29–10 Win 10–2
11 Sun, Oct 11 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19–10 Win 11–2
12 Sun, Oct 18 at Calgary Stampeders 21–14 Win 12–2
13 Bye 12–2
14 Wed, Oct 28 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 34–10 Win 13–2
14 Sun, Nov 1 at BC Lions 33–13 Win 14–2

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Postseason

Schedule

Week Game Date Opponent Score Result Record
15 Bye
16 West Final 1 Sat, Nov 11 vs. Calgary Stampeders 28–11 Loss 0–1
17 West Final 2 Wed, Nov 18 at Calgary Stampeders 11–3 Win 1–1
17 West Final 3 Sun, Nov 22 vs. Calgary Stampeders 15–14 Loss 1–2

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References

  1. ^ "1970 Regular Season Standings". Archived from the original on 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2013-08-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b https://www.cfl.ca/schedule/year/1970/time_zone/0[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b http://www.profootballarchives.com/1970cflsas.html