1969 GREY CUP GAME (Sunday, November 30 at Montreal - 33,172)
OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS (12-4) 29, SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS (15-3) 11 - There’s no better way to end your CFL career than as a Grey Cup champion. That’s exactly what Ottawa’s Russ Jackson accomplished in 1969 in the freezing cold of Montreal’s Autostade. The league’s Most Outstanding Player threw four touchdown passes, including two to Ron Stewart, to lead the Rough Riders to consecutive Grey Cup titles. In a rematch of the 1966 championship, the Saskatchewan Roughriders struck first. Ottawa’s Bill Van Burkleo slipped on a punt attempt in a muddy area of the field, losing the ball to George Reed on the East Riders’ 31. Shortly thereafter, Ron Lancaster connected on a 27-yard passing touchdown to Alan Ford. The Green Riders took a 9-0 lead after Van Burkleo conceded a safety. On Ottawa’s first touchdown drive in the second quarter Jackson ran the ball up the middle for 18 yards. Another short run of his own set up an 11-yard pass to Jay Roberts, who broke through a couple of would-be tacklers for the score. Saskatchewan was given great field position again on a 78-yard kickoff return by Ford. But Ottawa’s Don Sutherin recovered Reed’s fumble on the Ottawa 30, ending the threat. Saskatchewan’s defence blitzed Jackson all game, but it was no match against the Hall of Fame pivot. Wayne Shaw managed to tip one Jackson pass to Stewart, but he was able to corral the ball behind a wall of blockers before getting into the open for an 80-yard score. It put Ottawa in front to stay. With Ottawa leading 14-11 in the third quarter, the Green Riders had problems receiving a kick and Dan Dever recovered the ball for Ottawa on the Saskatchewan 27. Ed McQuarters looked to have Jackson dead to rights but he ducked away from the tackle and rolled to his left. Then he hit Jim Mankins just over the goal line with a perfect pass for another touchdown. The East Riders scored their fourth TD in the fourth quarter. Before Jackson was driven to the ground by Cliff Shaw, he managed to flip the ball to Stewart who scampered 32 yards to the end zone for his second major. Jackson had not thrown for a touchdown in three straight games leading up to the Grey Cup. The East Riders ended the decade just as it began -- as champions. Ottawa matched Hamilton’s three Grey Cup victories during the 1960s.
TUESDAY JULY 29
Edmonton 33, WINNIPEG 0 (18000) - Edmonton, led by a three-touchdown effort by FL Terry Swarn, ran roughshod over Winnipeg. Corey Colehour, who joined the Eskimos midway through last season, threw two TD pass to Swarn while HB Jim Thomas rifled the other after taking a pitchout from backup pivot Charlie Fulton.
WEDNESDAY JULY 30
OTTAWA 47, Montreal 15 (18104) - Field-goal specialist Don Sutherin scored 23 points to lead Ottawa. Sutherin kicked four FGs, four converts and scored a TD on a 45-yard run after he intercepted a pass from Montreal QB Carroll Williams. Whit Tucker scored two touchdowns for Ottawa.
Calgary 32, BRIT COLUMBIA 7 (28294) - QB Jerry Keeling stepped out of the shadow of Peter Liske to throw two TD passes and hand off for another as the Stampeders humiliated the Lions. Larry Robinson kicked three converts, in addition to three FGs and two singles for 14 points. Ted Gerela accounted for all of the Lions' scoring.
THURSDAY JULY 31
Hamilton 34, TORONTO 28 (33135) - The bewildered Toronto defence watched as Tommy Joe Coffey led the Hamilton assault with 16 points on two TDs and four converts. Tom Wilkinson shredded the Ticats defence with 435 yards in the air, but three missed FGs and two convert attempts by Dave Mann cost Toronto nine points.
SUNDAY AUGUST 3
SASKATCHEWAN 22, Brit Columbia 20 (13000) - The game was marked by seven interceptions, four by the Lions. There were also four fumbles, two by each club. With less than two minutes to go, Lions QB Paul Brothers fumbled deep in his territory. Two plays later, Ron Lancaster hit Silas McKinnie for the go-ahead touchdown.
MONDAY AUGUST 4
Winnipeg 14, EDMONTON 13 (10000) - Pierre Guindon made the difference for the Bombers as he kicked two converts after Winnipeg TDs while Eskimo K Bill Goods was unsuccessful on two converts. He had a chance to win the game with less than two minutes left but failed on a 34-yard FG. Doug Strong gave up the single point.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Saskatch    1  0 0  22  20  2 Hamilton    1  0 0  34  28  2
Calgary     1  0 0  32   7  2 Ottawa      1  0 0  47  15  2
Winnipeg    1  1 0  14  46  2 Toronto     0  1 0  28  34  0
Edmonton    1  1 0  46  14  2 Montreal    0  1 0  15  47  0
British Col 0  2 0  27  54  0
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27
SASKATCHEWAN 24, Winnipeg 8 (16828) - Riders QB Ron Lancaster threw three TD passes, a 53-yarder to Gordon Barwell and two to Hugh Cambell, for the easy win. Hoss Houmard scored the Bombers' only TD, plunging from the one on a third down in the dying minutes of the game.
CALGARY 22, British Col 17 (21729) - Jackie Parker accepted the Lions' loss calmly despite the fact it was his debut as head coach. Larry Robinson kicked three field goals and a single and picked off two B.C. passes to give the Stampeders the edge. Calgary's other points came on TDs by QB Jerry Keeling and Terry Evanshen.
OTTAWA 17, Edmonton 0 (17000) - Vic Washinton scored two Ottawa TDs on passes from Russ Jackson. Don Sutherin rounded out the scoring, converting both touchdowns and kicking a 37-yard field goal in the second quarter. The Rider defence blunted Edmonton's attack with six interceptions.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28
Toronto 36, MONTREAL 33 (14057) - Toronto, with Jim Tomlin pulling off a key interception, held off the surging 
Alouettes. Three other pass interceptions and a sparkling 80-yard kickoff return by Tomlin in the third quarter were enough to keep the Als from their second win. Toronto's Dave Raimey scored three touchdowns.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Saskatch    8  3 0 263 180 16 *-Ottawa    8  1 0 285 172 16
Calgary     6  4 0 200 195 12 Hamilton    6  1 1 218 175 13
Winnipeg    3  7 1 124 229  7 Toronto     6  3 0 276 202 12
Edmonton    3  7 0 154 157  6 Montreal    1  6 2 206 288  4
British Col 1 10 0 155 283  2 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20
Calgary 17, WINNIPEG 10 (19950) - The Bombers built up a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter only to see it disappear as Calgary QB Jerry Keeling passed for a TD to Rudy Linterman and Dave Cranmer scored from three yards out in the third quarter. Calgary rounded out the scoring on a 28-yard FG by Larry Robinson in the fourth.
Ottawa 17, MONTREAL 15 (18592) - The Rough Riders recovered two fumbles and turned them into TDs to remain undefeated. Ron Stewart scored an Ottawa TD in the third when he recovered Jim Walter's fumble on the four. The other Ottawa TD came 5 minutes later when Russ Jackson passed for 24 yards to Whit Tucker.
FRIDAY AUGUST 22
SASKATCHEWAN 24, Edmonton 9 (17055) - Saskatchewan remained undefeated at home since Oct. 22, 1967, in regular-season playt. Trailing 2-0 after half, the Roughriders erupted for 14 points in the third and added 10 in the fourth. Ron Lancaster threw TD passes to Al Ford and Hugh Campbell and ran 48 yards himself for another TD.
SATURDAY AUGUST 23
Toronto 42, BRITISH COL 20 (27661) - Dave Raimey was traded to Toronto for QB Wally Gabler last week following early-season squabbles with Winnipeg coaches. Before he left the game early in the fourth, he had gained 98 yards on the ground and added 63 yards and a TD on two pass receptions.
MONDAY AUGUST 25
Hamilton 27, CALGARY 26 (20000) - Tommy-Joe Coffey kicked a 36-yard field goal with 47 seconds left to give Hamilton the win. Coffey was a one-man gang, kicking four FGs and two converts and adding a TD on a seven-yard pass from Joe Zuger. Gord Christian scored the other Hamilton TD, also on a Zuger pass,
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Saskatch    4  0 0  91  57  8 Ottawa      4  0 0 140  73  8
Calgary     2  3 0 102 103  4 Hamilton    3  0 1 108  76  7
Winnipeg    1  3 0  27  92  2 Toronto     3  1 0 132  83  6
Edmonton    1  3 0  75  59  2 Montreal    0  3 1  78 119  1
British Col 0  5 0  71 162  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 5
Toronto 33, MONTREAL 26 (9000) - Rookie QB Sonny Wade was given the start for the Alouettes and looked impressive, but Toronto QB Tom Wilkinson put on a superb performance as he passed for four TDs. He threw TD passes of 87 and 75 yards to Jim Thorpe, a 13-yard pass to Bill Symons and a 75-yard pass to Bob Morgan.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6
Ottawa 35, CALGARY 19 (23132) - Before a record crowd, Ottawa QB Russ Jackson connected with TD passes to Jay Roberts, Jim Mankins and Whit Tucker. Vic Washington added the other Riders' TD when he broke loose and ran a Calgary kickoff back 107 yards in the second quarter. After 30 minutes, Ottawa had a 28-6 lead.
SATURDAY AUGUST 9
HAMILTON 22, Montreal 22 (T) (23215) - With 1:32 remaining and the TiCats ahead 22-15, a power failure left half the stadium in darkness. CFL commissioner Jake Gaudaur held a meeting with game officials about the darkness, and the game went on. QB Sonny Wade led the Als to the tie with a short TD pass to Tom Cassesse.
MONDAY AUGUST 11
Saskatchewan 21, EDMONTON 20 (20370) - Although Bill Goods' three converts for Edmonton were successful, two were nullified on holding penalties and it cost Edmonton the game. Both teams exploded for touchdowns in the final five minutes, with the Roughriders scoring the winner with less than two minutes remaining.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Saskatch    2  0 0  43  40  4 Ottawa      2  0 0  82  34  4
Calgary     1  1 0  51  42  2 Hamilton    1  0 1  56  50  3
Winnipeg    1  1 0  14  46  2 Toronto     1  1 0  61  60  2
Edmonton    1  2 0  66  35  2 Montreal    0  2 1  63 102  1
British Col 0  2 0  27  54  0
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13
OTTAWA 41, British Col 24 (20315) - HB Vic Washington romped 85 yards for one TD and took a pass from Russ Jackson for another as the Riders remained perfect. Jackson tossed two other payoff scores to Whit Tucker and Jay Roberts. Lions QB Paul Brothers threw TD passes to Lefty Hendrickson, Jake Scott and Jim Young.
THURSDAY AUGUST 14
TORONTO 29, Winnipeg 3 (32021) - Toronto QB Tom Wilkinson played hot and cold for three quarters, but warm
enough to direct a 180-yard passing attack and put Jim Thorpe, Bobby Taylor and Mel Profit in the clear for TDs. Wally  Gabler, who called the signals through the fourth quarter, ran 14 yards for a TD on a third-down gamble.
FRIDAY AUGUST 15
SASKATCHEWAN 24, Calgary 8 - The Roughriders got TDs from rookie halfback Bobby Thompson and QB Ron Lancaster and added three FGs, two converts and a single by Jack Abendschan. The rugged defensive line had Stampeder QB Jerry Keeling scrambling most of the night and the secondary intercepted four Keeling passes.
SATURDAY AUGUST 16
HAMILTON 25, British Col 0 (18635) - Rookie DB Charlie Brown brought the fans to their feet on the final play with 
a 110-yard return of an interception off a pass attempt by B.C. QB Paul Brothers. QB Joe Zuger threw a 41-yard TD pass to Ed Buchanan and a 13-yarder to Tommy Joe Coffey to keep Hamilton undefeated on the season.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Saskatch    3  0 0  67  48  6 Ottawa      3  0 0 123  58  6
Calgary     1  2 0  59  66  2 Hamilton    2  0 1  81  50  5
Winnipeg    1  2 0  17  75  2 Toronto     2  1 0  90  63  4
Edmonton    1  2 0  66  35  2 Montreal    0  2 1  63 102  1
British Col 0  4 0  51 120  0
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27
WINNIPEG 16, Saskatchewan 14 (21100) - Pierre Guindon kicked two FGs for the Bombers and added a convert and single. Amos Van Pelt, the man counted on to replace Dave Raimey, darted 32 yards for the only Winnipeg TD. FB George Reed scored the only Rider TD, with Jack Abendschan adding two FGs, a convert and a single.
Toronto 24, EDMONTON 12 (20850) - DB Dick Thornton returned a pass interception for an Argo TD. It gave him a career total of six on intercepted passes, a mark which ties him with Green Bay Packer Herb Adderley of the NFL for the pro football record. Bill Symons and QB Tom Wilkinson ran for the other Toronto touchdowns.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1
MONTREAL 24, Winnipeg 24 (T) (15259) - Winnipeg QB Wally Gabler found halfback Butch Pressley for a short seven-yard TD pass with 34 seconds left. The Als blocked Pierre Guindon's bid for the game-winning convert. The Bombers stopped Als' QB Sonny Wade on a third down gamble with less than three minutes remaining.
HAMILTON 27, Ottawa 22 (30298) - Russ Jackson ran for two of the Ottawa TDs and completed 15 of 35 passes for 223 yards. Tommy Joe Coffey did almost everything for the TiCats, as he scored a touchdown, two field goals,
two converts and a single to extend his Eastern Conference scoring lead.
CALGARY 16, Edmonton 14 (23616) - Dick Dupuis elected to kick a Calgary punt out of the Edmonton end zone in the last few seconds of the second quarter. The kick went to Rudy Linterman of Calgary on the Edmonton 28-yard line and set the stage for a 29-yard field goal by Larry Robinson that proved to be the margin of victory.
SASKATCHEWAN 32, Brit Col 14 (16470) - Ron Lancaster threw two TD passes to Hugh Campbell, plunged for one TD and handed off to George Reed for another. Jack Abendschan kicked four converts, a field goal and a single. Ted Gerela led Lions' scoring with two FGs, one from the 50-yard-line, a single and a convert.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Saskatch    5  1 0 137  87 10 Hamilton    4  0 1 135  98  9
Calgary     3  3 0 118 117  6 Ottawa      4  1 0 162 100  8
Winnipeg    2  3 1  67 130  5 Toronto     4  1 0 156  95  8
Edmonton    1  5 0 101  99  2 Montreal    0  3 2 102 143  2
British Col 0  6 0  85 194  0
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6
Calgary 20, EDMONTON 10 (20089) - The Eskimos could not score a TD and missed three of five FG attempts in their latest setback. Calgary QB Jerry Keeling, who had three passes intercepted by safety John Wydareny, got two TDs for the Stamps and Ted Woods the other. Calgary intercepted four passes thrown by Corey Colehour.
OTTAWA 47, Montreal 22 (19362) - Vic Washington ran for three Ottawa TDs, while Don Sutherin added one field goal, six converts and one single. Margene Adkins, Whit Tucker and Jay Roberts added further touchdowns. All three Montreal TDs came on fourth-quarter passes from QB Carroll Williams.
BRIT COLUMBIA 11, Winnipeg 7 (25051) - The Lions scored the winning TD at 13:42 of the fourth quarter for their first win after six losses. Jim Evenson capped a 57-yard drive when he caught a four-yard pass from Paul Brothers on the goal line, staggered out into the field and then fell back to score.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7
TORONTO 34, Saskatchewan 15 (33135) - Toronto RB Dave Raimey picked up three TDs and a total of 165
yards rushing. Dave Mann booted two field goals, three converts and a single for Toronto. Saskatchewan QB Ron Lancaster threw one TD pass to Hugh Campbell and Bubba Wyche, who replaced Lancaster late, ran for one.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Saskatch    5  2 0 152 121 10 Toronto     5  1 0 190 110 10
Calgary     4  3 0 138 127  8 Ottawa      5  1 0 209 122 10
Winnipeg    2  4 1  74 141  5 Hamilton    4  0 1 135  98  9
Edmonton    1  6 0 111 119  2 Montreal    0  4 2 124 190  2
British Col 1  6 0  96 201  2
Saskatchewan 22, WINNIPEG 10 (19344) - Riders RB George Reed scored a TD and gained 162 yards on 23 carries. Reed and Bobby Thompson accounted for 270 yards of Saskatchewan's total ground offence of 299 yards. Thompson got 103 on eight carries, while QB Ron Lancaster passed for two touchdowns.
Calgary 35, MONTREAL 29 (10152) - Calgary QB Jerry Keeling connected on four TD passes, all in the first half. Three of them were set up by interceptions, but the Calgary defence had to work hard in the second half as the Alouettes threatened right to the final minute. The Stamps led 28-14 at the half.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Saskatch  9  3 0 285 190 18 *-Ottawa    9  1 0 313 192 18
Calgary     7  4 0 235 224 14 *-Hamilton  7  2 1 255 215 15
Winnipeg    3  8 1 134 251  7 *-Toronto   6  3 0 276 202 12
Edmonton    3  9 0 171 187  6 Montreal    1  7 2 235 323  4
British Col 2 10 0 168 288  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8
TORONTO 31, Calgary 25 (33135) - Before the Argos' fourth sellout of the year, Bill Symons led the Toronto attack with two TDs, while Dave Raimey and Bobby Taylor added the others as Toronto moved into second place. Ted Woods scored two TDs for Calgary and Terry Evanshen added the other. Both clubs intercepted three passes.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 11
BRITISH COL 21, Montreal 12 (22444) - Lions RB Jim Evensen ran for 173 yards to lead B.C. in the battle of bottom feeders. He ran for a 53-yard touchdown in the first quarter and added another from seven yards out with
10 minutes remaining in the game. The Alouettes got a 10-yard touchdown run from newcomer Dick Smith.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 12
CALGARY 16, Winnipeg 15 - The Stampeders trailed the Bombers 15-9 after three quarters but won the game when second-string QB Bill Redell scored a touchdown on an 11-yard run at 5:12 of the fourth quarter. Jerry Keeling, Calgary's regular quarterback, suffered a minor injury before Redell scored.
SASKATCHEWAN 38, Ottawa 21 (21957) - Ron Lancaster threw two touchdown passes to Bobby Thompson, one to Hugh Campbell, and handed off to George Reed for another TD. Reed ran for 149 yards and picked up his 1,000th rushing yard of the season, becoming the first player in CFL history to pass that mark in six seasons.
MONDAY OCTOBER 13
Toronto 17, HAMILTON 7 (30314) - Dave Raimey broke up a tight, defensive battle with two quick second-quarter TDs to lead Toronto. The record crowd at Civic Stadium watched the powerful Toronto halfback score both TDs in less than four minutes. Tommy Joe Coffey scored the only Hamilton TD on a five-yard pass from John Eckman.
EDMONTON 20, Montreal 14 (12500) - Edmonton's John LaGrone ignited a comeback when he fell on a loose ball in the end zone after Als QB Sonny Wade had an attempted pass knocked down by Ron Forwick. Thermus Butler scored the winning points on a nine-yard run in the third quarter. Jim Thomas got the other Edmonton TD.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Saskatch 10  3 0 323 211 20 *-Ottawa    9  2 0 334 230 18
*-Calgary   8  5 0 276 270 16 *-Toronto   8  3 0 324 234 16
Edmonton    4  9 0 191 201  8 *-Hamilton  7  3 1 262 232 15
Winnipeg    3  9 1 149 267  7 Montreal    1  9 2 261 364  4
British Col 3 10 0 189 300  6 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15
Ottawa 38, WINNIPEG 31 (12520) - Russ Jackson and Margene Adkins combined for two TD passes, and Vic Washington, Wayne Giardino and Ron Stewart picked up the others running for Ottawa. Winnipeg's Butch Pressley ran for 132 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns in the losing effort.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 18
BRITISH COL 17, Edmonton 14 (31547) - A leaping 29-yard TD catch by Jake Scott with 58 seconds to play gave the Lions the win, their third straight, and kept their playoff hopes alive before their largest crowd of the season. The Eskimos had moved ahead 14-4 in the second quarter on TDs by Larry Plancke and Thermus Butler. 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 19
SASKATCHEWAN 24, Calgary 18 (20120) - Saskatchewan clinched first place for the third time in four years as QB Ron Lancaster threw two TD passes to Gordon Barwell and one to Hugh Campbell. 565 fans bought $2 tickets with two bushels of sacked wheat as a gesture of sympathy for Saskatchewan's cash-short farmers.
TORONTO 51, Hamilton 8 (33135) - Toronto's touchdowns came from QB Frank Cosentino, DBs Ed Learn and Ron Arends, DE Ed Harrington, QB Tom Wilkinson, HB Dick Thornton and E Mel Profit. The Argos lost Dave Raimey for the season when he suffered a torn ligament in his left knee late in the second quarter.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Saskatch 11  3 0 347 229 22 *-Ottawa   10  2 0 372 261 20
*-Calgary   8  6 0 294 294 16 *-Toronto   9  3 0 375 242 18
Edmonton    4 10 0 205 218  8 *-Hamilton  7  4 1 270 283 15
British Col 4 10 0 206 314  8 Montreal    1  9 2 261 364  4
Winnipeg    3 10 1 180 305  7 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 25
Edmonton 11, CALGARY 1 (17032) - Tackle John Lagrone helped snuff out Calgary's offensive ambitions by recovering two fumbles. Ed Mostad, Ron Forick, Greg Pipes and Lagrone recorded sacks. Jerry Griffin, John Wydareny and Bayne Norrie intercepted passes. Wydareny equalled the CFL season record of 11 interceptions.
OTTAWA 20, Toronto 9 (27115) - Two interceptions by LB Jerry Campbell assured the defending Grey Cup champions a first-place finish in the EFC. Russ Jackson took full advantage of the breaks. He threw a four-yard TD pass to Margene Adkins to cash in on the first miscue and moments later tossed a 23-yarder to Whit Tucker.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 26
British Col 22, WINNIPEG 3 (15340) - Winnipeg bowed out of the WFC playoff race, while the Lions recorded their fourth triumph since Jackie Parker stepped in as head coach a month ago. Jim Evenson, the barging B.C. back, ripped off 182 yards in 20 carries, while Charlie Brown added 145 yards to the Lions' 332-yard rushing total.
MONTREAL 25, Hamilton 9 (8590) - Six pass interceptions, three of them by Rod Woodward, kept the Hamilton offensive drive off balance , throughout a soggy game and allowed the Ticats only three FGs. Als QB Sonny Wade and Dick Smith ran for TDs, and DE John Baker intercepted a screen pass and romped 58 yards for the third.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Saskatch 11  3 0 347 229 22 *-Ottawa   11  2 0 392 270 22
*-Calgary   8  7 0 295 305 16 *-Toronto   9  4 0 384 262 18
Edmonton    5 10 0 216 219 10 *-Hamilton  7  5 1 279 308 15
British Col 5 10 0 228 317 10 Montreal    2  9 2 286 373  6
Winnipeg    3 11 1 183 327  7 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
WESTERN SEMI-FINALS
Sat Nov 8 - CALGARY 35, British Columbia 21 (22131) - Jerry Keeling destroyed the Lions with the pass, throwing for 326 yards and two TDs as Calgary rolled. Herm Harrison caught seven passes for 141 yards and one TD. The Lions got a couple of TDs from QB Paul Brothers and one from Rich Robinson on a blocked Calgary punt.
WESTERN FINALS (Saskatchewan wins series, 2 games to 0)
Sat Nov 15 - SASKATCHEWAN 17, Calgary 11 (15955) - Calgary gained 18 first downs, two more than Saskatchewan and piled up 442 yards offence, 408 of that through the air as Jerry Keeling completed 25 of 43 pass attempts in the light snow. The Riders managed only 273 yards offence including 125 rushing.
Wed Nov 19 - Saskatchewan 36,  CALGARY 13 (23625) - QB Ron Lancaster completed 13 of 21 attempts tor 261 yards, including TD tosses to Bobby Thompson and Hugh Campbell, as the Riders swept the series.. George Reed rushed for 83 yards and a TD and the defence forced Calgary QB Jerry Keeling into three interceptions.
EASTERN SEMI-FINAL
Sun Nov 9 - TORONTO 15, Hamilton 9 (33135) - Toronto cracked a defence that yielded only 69 yards in the first half. The Argos scored all their points in the final half on two FGs and a convert by K Tom Johansen, a TD by QB Tom Wilkinson and two singles by P Dave Mann. Hamilton's Joe Zuger threw for 136 yards with three intercepted.
EASTERN FINALS (Ottawa wins series, 46-25)
Sun Nov 16 - TORONTO 22, Ottawa 14 (33135) - Russ Jackson, who completed three passes in the first quarter and another three in the second, attempted eight second haIf passes but missed on six and had two intercepted.
It was the first victory of the season for the Argonauts over Ottawa. Bobby Taylor scored two TDs for the Argonauts.
Sat Nov 22 - OTTAWA 32, Toronto 3 (24354) - The scoring hero was Wayne Giardino. Replacing the injured Vic Washington, Giardino rushed for three TDs. Ron Stewart got the other Ottawa touchdown. It was officially Russ Jackson day in Ottawa and the all-star quarterback completed 14 of 23 pass attempts for 260 yards.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 30
Saskatchewan 18, BRITISH COL 7 (32340) - Saskatchewan gave Edmonton one last chance to make the 
playoffs by clubbing British Columbia. The Lions, who took a four-game winning streak into the game in the rain, struggled with a passing attack that featured 26 incomplete passes in 39 attempts.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1
CALGARY 32, Winnipeg 9 (14717) - Herm Harrison and Terry Evanshen both caught four passes for Calgary for 55 and 40 yards, respectively. They finished one-two in the WFC receptions race. Harrison was the leader with 88
catches for 1,043 yards, while Evanshen caught 85 for 951. Calgary's Rudy Linterman ran for 124 yards.
HAMILTON 28, Ottawa 7 (23012) - Hamilton's Tommy Joe Coffey powered through an 18-yard field goal with 1:19 left to break the season scoring record by three points, which was 169 points set by Jack Hill of Saskatchewan in 1958. Going into the game, Coffey had 11 TDs, 27 converts, 12 field goals and six singles for 159 points.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2
Saskatchewan 27, EDMONTON 25 (20500) - Jack Abendschan's 20-yard field goal with 25 seconds left gave the Riders a 13-3 record, the best since 1961 when Winnipeg had a similar mark. Although B.C. and Edmonton finished in a tie for third place, the Lions took the final playoff position because they won the season series, 2-1.
TORONTO 22, Montreal 18 (28916) - Montreal's Dennis Duncan came into the game with 878 yards, 27 behind Toronto HB Bill Symons, who was dressed but not used because of an injured toe. Duncan rolled up 159 yards to
become the EFC rushing champion for 1969, one of the few highlights in a dismal Alouette season.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Saskatch 13  3 0 392 261 26 *-Ottawa   11  3 0 399 298 22
*-Calgary   9  7 0 327 314 18 *-Toronto  10  4 0 406 280 20
*-Brit Col  5 11 0 235 335 12 *-Hamilton  8  5 1 307 315 17
Edmonton    5 11 0 241 246 10 Montreal    2 10 2 304 395  6
Winnipeg    3 12 1 192 359  7 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17
Edmonton 13, BRIT COLUMBIA 5 (22791) - Jim Thomas exploded for a soggy 64-yard TD run at 9:57 of the fourth quarter to lead Edmonton in a game that was a comedy of errors. In the first half, the total offence for both
teams was 141 yards. The Lions had three fumbles in the first two quarters, the Eskimos two.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20
Saskatchewan 31, CALGARY 12 (23316) - The Riders turned seven Calgary fumbles and two interceptions into four converted touchdowns and a field goal to their first-place margin over the Stamps to four points. George
Reedled the way with two touchdowns and 101 yards rushing. Bob Kosid ran 29 yards with a recovered fumble.
Ottawa 34, TORONTO 27 (33135) - QB Russ Jackson ignored the possibility of injury and ran 95 yards to lead
Ottawa. Margene Adkins scored two touchdowns for Ottawa, while Don Sutherin added two field goals and four
converts. Jim Thorpe scored two touchdowns for the Argonauts, who remained in third place in the EFC.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21
WINNIPEG 19, Brit Columbia 17 (18361) - Dave Washington beat two B.C. defenders as Wally Gabler pitched him a perfect 37-yard pass for the winning TD with a minute left. The Lions still had a bit of time but any hopes were snuffed out when Paul Brothers tossed an interception to drop B.C. deeper in the basement.
Montreal 41, HAMILTON 35 (23338) - It was the fourth quarter that caused all the excitement as the Alouettes hammered out 20 points to the Ticats' 21. Tom Cassesse took a two-yard pass for the winning points from QB
Sonny Wade with only 31 seconds remaining. Montreal also got three TDs from fullback Dennis Duncan.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Saskatch    7  3 0 239 172 14 Ottawa      7  1 0 268 172 14
Calgary     5  4 0 178 178 10 Hamilton    6  1 1 218 175 13
Winnipeg    3  6 1 116 205  7 Toronto     5  3 0 240 169 10
Edmonton    3  6 0 154 140  6 Montreal    1  5 2 173 252  4
British Col 1  9 0 138 261  2
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 10
Hamilton 17, WINNIPEG 7 (21310) - The Hamilton defence came up with three key interceptions and a fumble recovery. Ted Page look an interception 30 yards for Hamilton's final touchdown. The Bombers surged back
with a touchdown by Amos Van Pelt, but it was not enough as they were stopped on two goal line stands.
Saskatchewan 27, MONTREAL 8 (9030) - Twice in the second quarter, with the Riders leading 10-0, the Montreal offence was stopped inside the Saskatchewan five, having three tries for a touchdown each time. Jack Abendschan increased his WFC scoring lead by 14 points on four field goals and two converts.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13
CALGARY 28, Brit Columbia 20 (18816) - Ted Gerela got 14 points on four field goals, one from 54 yards, a single and a convert. But the Lions dropped their seventh in eight starts. QB Jerry Keeling scored two TDs and completed 20 of 35 passes for 325 yards to lead the Stampeders.
OTTAWA 25, Toronto 23 (26989) - Don Sutherin kicked his third FG of the day from 35 yards out on the final play of the game for the win. Sutherin had earlier kicked three single points and converted a TD by Margene Adkins. Bill Symons led Toronto with two TDs, but the Argos dropped from a first-place tie to third over the weekend.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14
EDMONTON 30, Winnipeg 16 (12600) - QB Corey Colehour scored three touchdowns as the Eskimos snapped a six-game losing streak. The Eskimos erased a 16-14 deficit in the final quarter as Colehour scored his fourth and
fifth TDs of the season and Dave Cutler kicked a 29-yard field goal.
Hamilton 31, SASKATCHEWAN 29 (19556) - It was the first loss for Saskatchewan in the club's last 14 league
games at Taylor Field, as Tommy Joe Coftey scored two TDs on passes from QB Joe Zuger, kicked four converts and two singles. Garney Henley and Willie Bethea added the other Hamilton TDs and Zuger kicked a single.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Saskatch    6  3 0 208 160 12 Hamilton    6  0 1 183 134 13
Calgary     5  3 0 166 147 10 Ottawa      6  1 0 234 145 12
Winnipeg    2  6 1  97 188  5 Toronto     5  2 0 213 135 10
Edmonton    2  6 0 141 135  4 Montreal    0  5 2 132 217  2
British Col 1  7 0 116 229  2
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-5-1)
Head Coach: Joe Restic
Passing Leader: Joe Zuger (1562)
Rushing Leader: Dave Fleming (641)
Receiving Leader: Tommy Coffey (71-1110)
Toronto Argonauts (10-4)
Head Coach: Leo Cahill
Passing Leader: Tom Wilkinson (2331)
Rushing Leader: Bill Symons (905)
Receiving Leader: Bobby Taylor (59-1183)
Ottawa Rough Riders (11-3)
Head Coach: Frank Clair
Passing Leader: Russ Jackson (3641)
Rushing Leader: Vic Washington (717)
Receiving Leader: Margene Adkins (56-1402)
Montreal Alouettes (2-10-2)
Head Coach: O.K. Dalton
Passing Leader: Sonny Wade (2719)
Rushing Leader: Dennis Duncan (1037)
Receiving Leader: Bill Starr (51-686)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3-12-1)
Head Coach: Joe Zaleski
Passing Leader: Wally Gabler (2194)
Rushing Leader: Bob Houmard (506)
Receiving Leader: Ken Neilsen (49-617)
Edmonton Eskimos (5-11)
Head Coach: Neill Armstrong
Passing Leader: Corey Colehour (1947)
Rushing Leader: Jim Thomas (849)
Receiving Leader: Jim Thomas (46-505)
Calgary Stampeders (9-7)
Head Coach: Jim Duncan
Passing Leader: Jerry Keeling (3179)
Rushing Leader: Ted Woods (739)
Receiving Leader: Herm Harrison (68-1043)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (13-3)
Head Coach: Eagle Keys
Passing Leader: Ron Lancaster (3104)
Rushing Leader: George Reed (1353)
Receiving Leader: Bobby Thompson (45-891)/Hugh Campbell (45-851)
British Columbia Lions (5-11)
Head Coach: Jim Champion (1-9) and Jackie Parker (4-2)
Passing Leader: Paul Brothers (2671)
Rushing Leader: Jim Evenson (1287)
Receiving Leader: Jim Young (50-773)
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 30
HAMILTON 17, Edmonton 12 (20533) - Willie Bethea and Billy Ray Locklin scored TDs for Hamilton, with Tommy Joe Coffey converting both and adding a 46-yard FG. Hamilton lost defensive star Ted Page, as he was knocked unconscious on the last play of the first quarter and taken to hospital suffering from a severe concussion.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 4
OTTAWA 28, Hamilton 20 (27003) - Russ Jackson shattered a CFL passing record in leading Ottawa. He threw two TD passes to Vic Washington and one to Margene Adkins and Whit Tucker. He now has 178 TD passes, four more than Sam Etcheverry. Records were not kept in Etcheverry's first two seasons with Montreal (1952-1953).
SUNDAY OCTOBER 5
BRITISH COL 13, Edmonton 5 (16101) - British Columbia took advantage of three interceptions, two by Jerry Bradley, to defeat Edmonton and keep their playoff hopes alive.