FIRST ROUND PLAYOFFS
TEXAS - Sat Nov 29 - San Antonio 20, TEXARKANA 7 (1,740) - The Toros passed for 323 yards and two TDs in a game slowed down by freezing rain
PACIFIC - Sat Nov 29 - Las Vegas 31, SACRAMENTO 0 - The Capitols, coming off a four game winning streak, were expecting a solid crowd, and nearly 10,000 fans showed up for the battle. What they saw was Las Vegas totally dominate the game, winning 31-0. The stingy Las Vegas defense helf the Capitols to 120 yards while the Cowboys gained 237.
EASTERN-CENTRAL - Sat Nov 29 - INDIANAPOLIS 27, Orlando 7 (6,000) - QB John Walton with help from a tenacious defense led the Capitols into the CFL championship. The win was the first for Indianapolis over the Panthers in five games which include two losses early this year and a semi-final contest last season. The Indianapolis defense put pressure on the CFL's MVP, Orlando QB Don Jonas, intercepting him on five occasions.
SEMI-FINALS (December 7 at San Antonio - 7,194)
SAN ANTONIO 21, Las Vegas 17 - The Toros jumped out to a fast, 14-0 lead, before the Cowboys had even warmed up. The Cowboys cut the score to 21-14 with 1:56 remaining in the third quarter when Dewey Warren found Gene Cabading for an 80-yard touchdown. A 34-yard FG made the score 21-17 and had the Toros realing as they staged one final drive. With 27 seconds left. Warren found Mike Oslin in the end zone for an apparent touchdown, but he was ruled out of bounds by the officials. On the following play, Warren had his pass intercepted at the San Antonio 19
1969 CFL CHAMPIONSHIP (December 13 at Indianapolis - 7,416)
INDIANAPOLIS CAPITOLS 44, SAN ANTONIO TOROS 38 - FB John Nice rambled 13 yards with 9 seconds left in a sudden-death playoff to give Indianapolis the Continental Football League championship. San Antonio missed a golden opportunity to win the title when kicking specialist Jerry Moritz booted a 25-yard field goal attempt wide of the mark with 6:10 left in the extra period. Toros QB Sal Olivas threw two touchdown passes and accounted for 314 yards on his 19 completions. He also scored once from a yard out.
Dec 15 - Omaha Mustangs, Ohio Valley Ironmen and Chicago Owls franchises were revoked. Las Vegas Cowboys moved to Memphis. Texarkana moved to El Paso.
February 14-15 - At a league meeting in Memphis, Jersey withdrew, while Alabama and Arkansas were dropped. An expansion franchise in Hershey, PA (Pennsylvania Bruins) was approved. Omaha was re-admitted; Feb 16 - Indianapolis withdrew, while the nine teams indicating they will remain are Spokane, Seattle, Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth, West Texas, Sacramento, Omaha and Memphis.; March 2 - West Texas withdrew, as owner Nash Dowdle announced plans to form a new league; March 7 - Indianapolis, Orlando Jersey, Tri-Cities and Norfolk formally withdrew. Jersey moved to the Atlantic Coast Football League (ACFL); March 10 - Commissioner James Dunn resigned. San Antonio Toros were considering a move to the Trans-American Football League, with Hershey, Chicago and Southern California; March 11 - Memphis, Birmingham, Tampa Bay and Dallas-Fort Worth were added to the Trans-American lineup; March 22 - Plans for the Trans-America League were pushed back to 1971; April 5 - Orlando, Indianapolis and Norfolk officially joined the ACFL; April 18 - The CFL was realigned to three division: Pacific (Seattle, Spokane, Sacramento), Texas-Western (Omaha, San Antonio, Fort Worth) and Texas-Eastern (Texarkana, Oklahoma, Dallas). Memphis had reportedly folded; July 2 - Sacramento Capitols folded, effectively ending the CFL