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1988 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head coachFred Glick
Bob Weber
Home fieldLansdowne Park
Results
Record2–16
Division place4th, East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Uniform

The 1988 Ottawa Rough Riders finished the season in 4th place in the East Division with a 2–16 record and failed to qualify for the post-season. In terms of winning percentage (0.111), this was the worst season the franchise had endured since the formation of the Canadian Football League. Additionally, it was the worst record for a Grey Cup host city team as Ottawa hosted the 76th Grey Cup this year.[1] The Rough Riders, which prior to the start of the season promised their fans good things for the coming year, had dubbed the 1988 season "Super season '88".

Offseason

CFL Draft

Rd Pick Player Position School
1 1 Orville Lee RB Simon Fraser
3 22 Leon Hatziioannou DL Simon Fraser
4 26 Sheridon Baptiste WR/HB Queen's
5 33 Sieg Will OT/DE Guelph
5 34 Christopher Rick OLB Queen's
6 41 Brent Matich P/K Calgary
7 49 Scott Warr OT McGill
8 57 Ray Goerke OT Weber State

Preseason

Date Opponent Final Score Result Attendance Record
June 29 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30–25 Loss 17,647 0–1
July 6 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 36–34 Win 1–1

Regular season

Standings

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 18 14 4 0 571 326 28
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 9 9 0 407 458 18
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 9 9 0 478 465 18
Ottawa Rough Riders 18 2 16 0 278 618 4

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
1 July 15 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 48–21 Loss 22,565 0–1
2 July 20 at Toronto Argonauts 34–11 Loss 20,114 0–2
3 July 27 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 35–28 Loss 19,947 0–3
4 Aug 2 vs. Toronto Argonauts 41–7 Loss 24,322 0–4
5 Aug 13 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28–17 Win 23,293 1–4
6 Aug 18 vs. BC Lions 27–20 Loss 24,598 1–5
7 Aug 27 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 51–24 Loss 15,067 1–6
8 Sept 1 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 46–20 Loss 22,535 1–7
9 Sept 6 at BC Lions 24–11 Loss 25,504 1–8
10 Sept 10 at Calgary Stampeders 17–16 Loss 16,969 1–9
11 Sept 18 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 35–25 Loss 13,024 1–10
12 Sept 24 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 31–0 Loss 18,523 1–11
13 Oct 2 at Edmonton Eskimos 40–12 Loss 28,052 1–12
14 Oct 8 vs. Toronto Argonauts 52–3 Loss 18,527 1–13
15 Oct 14 at Toronto Argonauts 49–7 Loss 21,513 1–14
16 Oct 22 vs. Calgary Stampeders 19–3 Win 16,237 2–14
17 Oct 29 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 23–15 Loss 16,402 2–15
18 Nov 6 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 45–11 Loss 25,615 2–16

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Awards and honours

CFL Awards

CFL All-Stars

References

  1. ^ https://montrealgazette.com/sports/Eskimos+still+believe/3400613/story.html
  2. ^ "1988 Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL)". Profootballarchives.com. Retrieved 2010-06-26.