Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-5-1)
Head Coach: Joe Restic

Saskatchewan Roughriders (14-2)
Head Coach: Eagle Keys

Toronto Argonauts (8-6)
Head Coach: Leo Cahill

Montreal Alouettes (7-6-1)
Head Coach: Sam Etcheverry

Ottawa Rough Riders (4-10)
Head Coach: Jack Gotta

Edmonton Eskimos (9-7)
Head Coach: Ray Jauch

Calgary Stampeders (9-7)
Head Coach: Jim Duncan

British Columbia Lions (6-10)
Head Coach: Jackie Parker

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-14)
Head Coach: Jim Spavital
TUESDAY JULY 28
SASKATCHEWAN 42, British Col 9 (29152) - The Riders were ahead 21-0 after the first quarter and 35-3 at the half in the first game on artificial turf in Vancouver. Silas McKinnie led the Saskatchewan scoring with three TDs. Bobby Thompson, on a 26-yard run, and Steve Molnar added Rider TDs in the first quarter.
WEDNESDAY JULY 29
CALGARY 34, Winnipeg 10 (19436) - Coach Jim Spavital, making his Winnipeg debut, saw his team dominate the first half, leading 10-1, and holding the Stampeders without a first down, before Calgary exploded in the second half with 30 unanswered points. The Bombers haven't won in Calgary since the 1965 playoffs.
Hamilton 17, OTTAWA 15 (23094) - Hamilton lost the ball four times on fumbles in the fourth, but hung on to win. Ti-Cat QB Joe Zuger completed 19 of 26 pass attempts for 338 yards, while Tommy Lee Coffey scored 11 points. The TiCats were plagued by a total of five fumbles and also suffered three pass interceptions.
FRIDAY JULY 31
SASKATCHEWAN 23, Edmonton 11 (13960) - Rider K Jack Abendschan kicked five FGs, a single and a convert on the only TD, scored by George Reed in the final minutes, while the defense had six interceptions. Dave Cutler accounted for the Eskimo scoring with three FGs and two singles, while Dick Dupuis had three interceptions.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Saskatch    2  0 0  65  20  4 Hamilton    1  0 0  17  15  2
Calgary     1  0 0  34  10  2 Montreal    0  0 0   0   0  0
Winnipeg    0  1 0  10  34  0 Toronto     0  0 0   0   0  0
Edmonton    0  1 0  11  23  0 Ottawa      0  1 0  15  17  0
British Col 0  1 0   9  42  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 18
MONTREAL 14, Edmonton 10 (27046) - Montreal QB Sonny Wade combined with Terry Evanshen for two TD passes in the first half and kicked a single. Mike Eben scored a TD for the Esks and Dave Cutler added a convert and three singles. The win was only the second for Montreal over the Eskimos in 10 seasons of interlocking play.
THURSDAY AUGUST 20
BRITISH COL 27, Calgary 13 (35627) - Lions' K Ted Gerela, counted 15 points with four field goals, a single and two converts. FB Jim Evenson and HB A. D. Whitfield scored Lions' touchdowns before the largest crowd at Empire Stadium in five years. Larry Robinson kicked two FGs for Calgary and converted a TD by Hugh McKinnis.
TORONTO 16, Edmonton 14 (33135) - FL Jim Thorpe and Tom Bland accounted for two Toronto TDs, while the Eskimos got touchdowns from end Tom Nettles and quarterback Don Trull. Both clubs gained 17 first downs and total yardage of 333. Toronto's Bill Symons was the leading rusher with 73 yards in 15 carries.
SATURDAY AUGUST 22
HAMILTON 27, Winnipeg 6 (19,723) - Hamilton's Tommy Joe Coffey became the all-time scoring leader in CFL history, with 759 points, by booting two FGs and three converts. He was tied with Jackie Parker at 750 points going into the game.The Ticats recorded a total offence of 355 yards to Winnipeg's 288.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Saskatch    4  1 0 112  73  8 Montreal    3  0 0  64  47  6
Calgary     3  2 0  95  60  6 Toronto     2  1 0  72  51  4
British Col 3  2 0 128  99  6 Hamilton    2  2 0  69  73  4
Edmonton    1  4 0  56  90  2 Ottawa      0  2 0  16  41  0
Winnipeg    0  4 0  47 125  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 4
British Col 48, WINNIPEG 21 (17340) - QB Paul Brothers passed for two touchdowns and ran 19 yards for another to lead the Lions to their first win, Brothers, directing a wellbalanced Lions' attack which piled up a total of 474 yards, completed 11 of 15 passes against a shaky Winnipeg secondary.
MONTREAL 34, Toronto 27 (26173) - QB Sonny Wade scored three TDs and threw two to Terry Evanshen as Montreal won their season opener. Argo QB Don Jonas, who replaced Tom Wilkinson at QB in the third quarter, fired TD passes to Bobby Taylor and Tony Moro and also added a field goal, three converts and a single.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5
EDMONTON 14, Calgary 2 (21267) - Don Trull, in relief, threw an 11-yard pass to Sam Campbell in the second for the only TD of the night, while Eskimo K Dave Cutler kicked two FGs, a convert and a single. Calgary's two points came in the first quarter when Rudy Linterman was wide on field goal attempts of 18 and 26 yards.
SATURDAY AUGUST 9
Saskatchewan 23, HAMILTON 22 (25,135) - Silas McKinney and QB Ron Lancaster combined on a 91-yard TD midway in the fourth to lead the Riders, as Rider RB George Reed ran 34 times for 199 yards and one TD. The victory was Saskatchewan's first in Hamilton's Civic Stadium since the interlocking schedule started in 1962.
MONDAY AUGUST 10
CALGARY 16, British Columbia 9 (20,402) - QB Jerry Keeling threw a TD to TE Herm Harrison, while FB Hugh McKinnis scored the other on a 24-yard gallop. Larry Robinson converted and added two coverts for the Stamps. Jim Young got the lone B.C. touchdown with a six-yard scamper around the right end.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Saskatch    3  0 0  88  42  6 Montreal    1  0 0  34  27  2
Calgary     2  1 0  52  33  4 Hamilton    1  1 0  39  38  2
Edmonton    1  1 0  25  25  2 Toronto     0  1 0  27  34  0
British Col 1  2 0  66  79  2 Ottawa      0  1 0  15  17  0
Winnipeg    0  2 0  31  82  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 11
Saskatchewan 24, OTTAWA 1 (25192) - Ottawa opened the scoring in the first quarter when rookie Ivan MacMillan missed a 39-yard FG that went for a single point at 13:27. Saskatchewan came back 25 seconds later when Ron Lancaster connected with halfback Bobby Thompson on an 85-yard TD pass, and the Roughies rolled.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12
MONTREAL 16, Winnipeg 10 (17110) - The Bombers remained winless, and have been outscored 64-0 in the second half. Dick Smith ran 42 yards for the Als' first TD, and Dennis Duncan scored from the five for the other. Charlie Collins made a leaping interception of a Wally Gabler pass to snuff out a last-ditch Bomber drive.
THURSDAY AUGUST 13
British Col 35, EDMONTON 7 (18992) - Lion RB Jim Evenson scored three TDs and collected 147 yards on 23 carries. Rhome Nixon got the other B.C. TD on a 30-yard TD from reserve QB Carroll Williams. Mike Eben, a recent pickup from Toronto, scored Edmonton's lone TD on a six-yard run midway through the second quarter.
TORONTO 29, Hamilton 3 (33135) - QB Don Jonas, a former standout in the Continental Football League, took over from a shaky Tom Wilkinson to throw three touchdown passes to lead Toronto. A single by Ti-Cat Tommy Joe Coffey put him in a tie with Jackie Parker for the alltime point-scoring record.
MONDAY AUGUST 17
Calgary 30, SASKATCHEWAN 0 (18553) - Calgary exploded for 23 points in the second. QB Jerry Keeling hit Gerry Shaw with two TD throws and one to Dave Cranmer, while DB Ron Stewart scored on a 22-yard fumble recovery. The Stampeders collected 227 yards along the ground and 168 in the air.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Saskatch    4  1 0 112  73  8 Montreal    2  0 0  50  37  4
Calgary     3  1 0  82  33  6 Toronto     1  1 0  56  37  2
British Col 2  2 0 101  86  4 Hamilton    1  2 0  42  67  2
Edmonton    1  2 0  32  60  2 Ottawa      0  2 0  16  41  0
Winnipeg    0  3 0  41  98  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 25
Ottawa 31, EDMONTON 23 (19221) - Ottawa won thanks to seven interceptions and 13 points from K Ivan MacMillan. Riders rookie QB Gary Wood scored a TD on a one-yard run and fired a 12-yard pass to Hugh Oldham for another TD. Wayne Giardino, who made two interceptions, got the third Ottawa TD, a 26-yard return.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26
Saskatchewan 21, CALGARY 17 - The game was bland in the first half as each team scored only one FG each. In the exciting second half, as both teams scored two TDs and the Riders added a FG and single. The Roughriders got TDs from Dave Denny and Henry Dorsch, while Hugh McKinnis and Craig Koinzan scored TDs for Calgary.
WINNIPEG 28, Toronto 22 (19108) - In the nationally televised game, a 40-yard touchdown pass in the closing seconds from Wally Gabler to Ken Nielsen gave the Blue Bombers the upset win. Fans poured put of the stands in jubilation. Amos Van Pelt ran for 100 yards on 17 carries to lead the Bombers.
THURSDAY AUGUST 27
BRITISH COL 32, Ottawa 30 (35563) - Paul Brothers passed for three BC TDs, to Jim Young, to A. D. Whitfield and to Jim Evenson as the Lions rallied from a 16-0 deficit. Ted Gerela's single on missed fourth-quarter FG turned out to be the deciding point in a pass filled game that saw all seven TDs scored through the air.
SUNDAY AUGUST 30
SASKATCHEWAN 36, Toronto 14 (20179) - Saskatchewan exploded for 22 points in the fourth. Bobby Thompson got two TDs in the fourth quarter, on a 94-yard reception and a 51-yard sweep, to break a 14-14 tie. Nolan Bailey caught a Ron Lancaster pass for a Saskatchewan TD and LB Don Seaman scooped up a fumble for another.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Saskatch    6  1 0 169 104 12 Montreal    3  0 0  64  47  6
British Col 4  2 0 160 129  8 Hamilton    2  2 0  69  73  4
Calgary     3  3 0 112  81  6 Toronto     2  3 0 108 115  4
Winnipeg    1  4 0  75 147  2 Ottawa      1  3 0  77  96  2
Edmonton    1  5 0  79 121  2
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1
EDMONTON 20, British Col 9 (18140) - With the score 10-9. Dave Cutler kicked a 43-yard FG at 7:44 of the final quarter and 13 seconds later Terry Swarn ran 39 yards for a TD which Cutler converted. Swarn's score was set up by John Wydareny's sixth interception of the year, tops in the Canadian Football League.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2
Calgary 29, WINNIPEG 8 (23533) - Herman Harrison caught four TD passes, three of them in the last quarter, to lead the Stampeders before a record crowd in Winnipeg. The Bombers had stayed in the fight for three quarters, then mistakes that have plagued the Bombers for most of their early season games again took their toll.
OTTAWA 31, Montreal 7 (26996) - FL Hugh Oldham caught three TD passes from QB Gary Wood to lead Ottawa. Oldham combined with Wood for scoring plays that travelled 75, 35 and six yards. All of them came in the first half. FB Jim Mankins got the other Rider TD on a four-yard run. FL Terry Evanshen got Montreal's only TD.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7
SASKATCHEWAN 30, Winnipeg 11 (15433) - The Roughriders, with FL Gordie Harwell catching seven passes for 210 yards and two TDs, collected 310 yards through the air
Toronto 37, OTTAWA 21 (26000) - HB Bill Symons ran for three TDs and caught a pass for a fourth as Toronto moved into a first-place tie with Montreal and Hamilton
CALGARY 28, Edmonton 13 (23310) - The Stampeders intercepted four Edmonton passes, all in the second, and went on to defeat the Eskimos. The interceptions, three by DB Gig Perez, accounted for 24 points
HAMILTON 17, Montreal 12 (28702) - Tommy Joe Coffey kicked three FGs, a single and a convert for 11 points for Hamilton. Garney Henley got Hamilton's only TD late in the game after Montreal had taken a 12-7 lead
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Saskatch    7  1 0 199 115 14 Montreal    3  2 0  83  95  6
Calgary     5  3 0 169 102 10 Hamilton    3  2 0  86  85  6
British Col 4  3 0 169 149  8 Toronto     3  3 0 145 136  6
Edmonton    2  6 0 112 158  4 Ottawa      2  4 0 129 140  4
Winnipeg    1  6 0  94 206  2
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
EDMONTON 10, Saskatchewan 6 (19334) - Dave Cutler kicked three FGs and a single, but the glory belonged to the snarling Eskimo defense which sloped the Riders at the Edmonton 12 yard line in the dying minutes. Riders QB Ron Lancaster had moved the team 73 yards but failed on three passes in an attempt to score.
MONTREAL 38, Hamilton 23 (25721) - QB Sonny Wade came off the bench in the second, and threw three TD passes, to Terry Evanshen, Dick Smith and Tom McCarthy, and ran for a fourth. Dennis Duncan ran for two TDs. Tommy Joe Coffey was Hamilton's one-man scoring machine, scoring two TDs, a 40-yard FG and two converts.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
BRITISH COL 16, Winnipeg 13 (36250) - Winnipeg scored the only two TDs in two Western Conference games over the weekend, but still lost as Ted Gerela Gerela kicked three FGs and three singles. Gerela kicked the tying FG from 38 yards out and added a single on a wide 35-yard attempt with less than two minutes left.
TORONTO 30, Ottawa 25 (33135) - The Argonauts parlayed five interceptions into a win. Argo HB Bill Symons carried 13 times for 116 yards and his teammate, Dave Raimey, went 84 on 15 carries. Two fourth-quarter FGs from Don Jonas sealed the win.
1970 GREY CUP GAME (Saturday, November 28 at Toronto - 34,454)
MONTREAL ALOUETTES (10-6-1) 23, CALGARY STAMPEDERS (12-8) 10 - It was an unlikely group that sipped from the Grey Cup in 1970. The Alouettes were a team in limbo a year prior, winning just two games. But with a new owner, new management, new coaching staff and 21 new players, the Als did what many thought to be impossible, returning the title to Montreal for the first time since 1949. Their opponents, the Stampeders, were playing in their second Grey Cup game in three years. They had not won a national championship since 1948. Much like they did all season, the Als started out of the gate slow, but got it going when it counted most. Sonny Wade’s first pass attempt was intercepted by Calgary’s Frank Andruski, putting the Stampeders on the Montreal 49. After the Als defence forced Calgary to punt, the kick bounced off Bob Storey’s chest and was recovered by the Stamps 15 yards from the Montreal end zone. Two plays later, Hugh McInnis punched it in to put Calgary out in front. The Alouettes responded with a major of their own on what appeared to be a broken play deep in Calgary territory. Halfback Moses Denson was trapped for a loss by Terry Wilson, but before he hit the turf he threw to Ted Alfien in the end zone. George Springate missed the convert, as Calgary preserved a one-point lead. The Als took a 9-7 advantage into the third quarter courtesy of a 21-yard field goal by Springate. But another Montreal turnover would put the Stamps in front again. A high snap on an Als punt attempt allowed Calgary’s Dick Suderman to recover the ball on the Montreal 34, setting up a field goal by Larry Robinson. The Als took control of their destiny later in the quarter. Al Phaneuf made his second interception of the game off of Jerry Keeling, returning the ball to the Calgary 27. Wade dropped back on what looked to be a pass attempt, but handed off to Tom Pullen for an easy score. It turned out to be all the Als needed, but they added one more for good measure in the final quarter. Wade hit Gary Lefebvre on a touchdown pass, sealing top player honours. The Stampders were very vocal about the poor field conditions at Toronto’s Exhibition Stadium, with head coach Jim Duncan calling it a “disgrace”.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23
Hamilton 26, BRITISH COL 14 (29787) - The hero of the game was DL John Vilunas, who blocked a FG by BC's Ted Gerela in the fourth. John Williams picked up the ball and ran 75 yards for a TD and an 18-14 lead. Hamilton's Tommy Joe Coffey's seven points pushed him past the 800-point total, more than any CFL player.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26
EDMONTON 34, Hamilton 13 (23061) - While Eskimo QB Don Trull was completing 16 of 26 passes for 211 yards, John Echman, his Hamilton counterpart, threw six interceptions. Trull threw touchdown passes to Jim Thomas and Mike Eben and kept Hamilton off-balance with masterful signal-calling.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27
CALGARY 27, Toronto 12 (21292) - Calgary rookie Hugh McKinnis, collecting 172 yards on 20 carries, scored a touchdown on an eight-yard run and took over the WFC rushing lead. QB Don Jonas and Dave Raimey scored the Toronto touchdowns in the last six minutes to play, after the Stampeders had piled up a 27-0 margin.
MONTREAL 16, Ottawa 15 (26677) - Ottawa led 7-1 after the first , but Montreal was ahead 8-7 at half. The Riders led 15-9 in the third, but Dennis Duncan smashed over from the six at 8:44 of the fourth for the win. The Montreal attack, which gained 407 yards and 22 first downs, was blunted by four interceptions off the Als' Sonny Wade.
Saskatchewan 5, WINNIPEG 2 (16528) - Jack Abendschan kick a FG in thef in final seconds for the win. Abendschan's two previous field-goal attempts had gone for single points. The Roughriders had tried for a single on Allan Ford's thirddown punt but Bomber Doug Strong kicked it back out of the end zone.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Saskatch    9  2 0 233 149 18 Montreal    6  2 0 161 150 12
Calgary     6  5 0 215 162 12 Hamilton    5  4 0 187 189 10
British Col 5  5 0 221 211 10 Toronto     4  5 0 204 212  8
Edmonton    5  6 0 189 192 10 Ottawa      3  6 0 178 187  6
Winnipeg    1  9 0 124 260  2
SATURDAY OCTOBER 3
Winnipeg 15, OTTAWA 0 (19575) - Bob Houmard lugged the ball in the mud for 133 yards on 22 carries and ran for the two Winnipeg TDs. Ottawa QB Gary Wood was intercepted twice by Ed Ulmer, who also recovered a
fumble which killed the Riders' only serious scoring threat. It was Winnipeg's first success at Ottawa since 1962.
Edmonton 32, BRITISH COL 20 (21708) - HB Jim Thomas scored two TDs to lead the Edmonton attack, against a saddened Lions team. DB Ernie Pitts was killed in a shooting incident at his Colorado home during the week. Halfback Terry Swarn and fullback R. C. Gamble scored the other Eskimos touchdowns.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 4
SASKATCHEWAN 29, Montreal 10 (21708) - Henry Dorsch and Steve Molnar scored for the Riders, and Ted Dushinski on a 42-yard interception. Montreal gained 349 yards through the air. The Alouettes didn't get on the scoreboard until the second quarter on a 39-yard pass from Sonny Wade to Dennis Duncan.
Toronto 33, HAMILTON 14 (29411) - Toronto's Bill Symons ran 98 yards for a TD, while Tom Wilkinson, Tom Bland and Jim Henderson also scored. Ed Buchanan and Dave Fleming were the Hamilton scorers, after the game had already been decided on Symons's tremendous run at 11:05 of the third quarter.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
*-Saskatch 10  2 0 262 159 20 Montreal    6  3 0 171 179 12
Calgary     6  5 0 215 162 12 Hamilton    5  5 0 201 222 10
Edmonton    6  6 0 221 212 12 Toronto     5  5 0 237 226 10
British Col 5  6 0 241 243 10 Ottawa      3  7 0 178 202  6
Winnipeg    2  9 0 139 260  4 *-Clinched playoff berth
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7
CALGARY 11, Montreal 4 - in the snow, a 25-yard TD pass from Jerry Keeling to Dave Cranmer accounted for the winning points at the 11-minute mark of the third. Larry Robinson added a FG, a single and a convert. George Springate's 30-yard FG late in the third and Sonny Wade's 73-yard single took care of the scoring for Montreal.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 10
TORONTO 50, British Col 7 (33135) - The Argos gained a total of 591 yards, 398 by passing and 197 by rushing. Toronto RB Dave Raimey was the leading rusher in the game with 89 yards on nine carries. B.C. quarterback Paul Brothers got the only Lions' touchdown and Ted Gerela converted.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 11
SASKATCHEWAN 19, Winnipeg 10 (15606) - Ron Lancaster exploited a Winnipeg defense for two second quarter TDs. Lancaster completed 19 of 30 attempts for 233 yards before yielding to Gary Lane late. An Edmonton win on Monday would eliminate the Bombers from playoff contention and assure the Roughriders of first place.
MONDAY OCTOBER 12
EDMONTON 16, Calgary 13 (23846) - A record crowd watched Edmonton turn a blocked punt into a TD and forced a fumble that led to the deciding FG in the fourth, as the Eskimos grabbed a share of second place with Calgary. Mike Law got the Edmonton TD in the second quarter, as he ran 24 yards after Howie Schumm blocked a punt.
HAMILTON 24, Ottawa 17 (21035) - HB Ed Buchanan scored two Hamilton TDs and Dave Fleming got the other. Gary Wood tried a long pass to Whit Tucker that was picked off by Garney Henley in the final minutes. The Riders got TDs from Hugh Oldham and Gene Wren with Ivan MacMillan providing a convert, a single and a FG.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
X-Saskatch 11  2 0 281 169 22 Montreal    6  4 0 175 190 12
Calgary     7  6 0 239 182 14 Hamilton    6  5 0 225 239 12
Edmonton    7  6 0 237 225 14 Toronto     6  5 0 287 233 12
British Col 5  7 0 248 293 10 Ottawa      3  8 0 195 226  6
Winnipeg    2 10 0 149 279  4 X-Clinched Division Title
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14
MONTREAL 28, British Col 27 (18077) - QB Tony Passander's desperation 9-yard run on a third down with 90 seconds left clinched Montreal's first playoff berth since 1966. It was Passander's second touchdown of the fourth quarter. His other came on an eight-yard dash midway through the quarter.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17
Edmonton 20, WINNIPEG 17 (15717) - Don Trull piloted Edmonton as Terry Swarn and DB Joe Hernandez scored TDs and Dave Cutler added two FGs and two converts. When the game ended with Bombers knocking on the door at the Edmonton 33, the officials were engulfed as the younger fans poured onto the field.
Hamilton 22, OTTAWA 15 (21365) - Three TDs by Dave Fleming gave the Tiger-Cats a 20-1 lead at the half but in the Riders bounced back with two TDs to set up a close finish. QB Gary Wood and FB Charlie Leigh got the Ottawa scores and the Riders were within inches of a first down on the Hamilton two, but lost the ball on downs.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 18
Saskatchewan 21, CALGARY 14 (23616) - QB Ron Lancaster scored a TD on a 3-yard run in the second quarter and threw a 4-yard pass to Dave Denny for another six points as the Roughriders erased an 11-0 first quarter deficit. QB Larry Lawrence threw a 49-yard pass to Uriel Johnson for Calgary's only touchdown.
TORONTO 16, Montreal 13 (33315) - QB Don Jonas provided almost all the Argos points with a touchdown, two field goals and a convert. Toronto found themselves in a three-way tie for the lead in the Eastern Conference. Dennis Duncan and Moses Denson scored touchdowns for the Als.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
*-Saskatch 12  2 0 302 183 24 *-Montreal  7  5 0 216 233 14
Edmonton    8  6 0 257 242 16 *-Hamilton  7  5 0 247 254 14
Calgary     7  7 0 253 203 14 *-Toronto   7  5 0 303 246 14
British Col 5  8 0 275 321 10 Ottawa      3  9 0 210 248  6
Winnipeg    2 11 0 166 299  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21
BRITISH COL 7, Winnipeg 1 (22150) - Jim Evenson, who carried 19 times for 83 yards, dove over from the one in the third to keep the Lions' slim playoff hopes alive. With less than a minute to go, Winnipeg QB Don Johnson fired a pass to Rick Shaw which ricocheted into the arms of B.C.'s Brian Hanson at the Lion 18.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 24
EDMONTON 15, Winnipeg 11 (20157) - Winnipeg got inside the Edmonton 35-yard line on six occasions and inside the 10 twice in the fourth, but could only manage one TD as the Eskimos won their seventh in a row, wrapped up second place and earned the right to host a playoff game at home.
Ottawa 28, MONTREAL 12 (19758) - FL Hugh Oldham was the big scorer for the Riders as he counted a pair of TDs on a nine-yard pass from Gary Wood in the first and a 55-yard catch in the third. Peter Dalla Riva,on a 9-yard pass from Sonny Wade, was the lone touchdown scorer for Montreal.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 25
CALGARY 29, British Col 0 (20916) - Calgary's Hugh McKinnis reached the end zone three times. Larry Robinson had four converts, a CFL record career total of 273, three more than Don Sutherin. Robinson needs one FG to equal Sutherin's career record of 114. Calgary intercepted six B.C. passes, with Howard Starks grabbing three.
HAMILTON 27, Toronto 7 (29755) - Hamilton, buoyed by a tenacious defense, dumped Toronto out of first place. The Argos didn't get their hands on the ball in Ticat territory until more than halfway through the third. QB Wally Gabler engineered the victory, as he completed 14 of 23 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
*-Saskatch 12  2 0 302 183 24 *-Hamilton  8  5 0 274 261 16
*-Edmonton  9  6 0 272 253 18 *-Montreal  7  6 0 228 261 14
*-Calgary   8  7 0 282 203 16 *-Toronto   7  6 0 310 273 14
British Col 6  9 0 282 351 12 Ottawa      4  9 0 238 260  8
Winnipeg    2 13 0 178 321  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
WESTERN SEMI-FINALS
Sun Nov 8 - Calgary 16, EDMONTON 9 (23105) - Calgary blew a nine-point lead but marched 75 yards for a TD by Hugh McKinnis in the dying minutes on a drive aided by a key pass interception call. Herm Harrison added a Calgary TD that sent Edmonton down to its first loss at home in a semi-final game.
WESTERN FINALS (Calgary wins series, 2 games to 1)
Sat Nov 14 - Calgary 28,  SASKATCHEWAN 11 (15510) - Calgary sent Dave Cranmer on a 94-yard TD romp in the fourth to wrap up the win. Riders QB Ron Lancaster completed only eight of 24 passes for 87 yards and he appeared completely flustered at times before a small crowd.
Wed Nov 18 - Saskatchewan 11, CALGARY 3 (23611) - Ed McQuarters stunned the Stampeders with an 87-yard interception for a touchdown with less than 50 seconds remaining. The win was the fifth in succession for the Roughriders in Calgary's McMahon Stadium.
Sun Nov 22 - Calgary 15, SASKATCHEWAN 14 (18385) - Larry Robinson booted a 32-yard FG on the last play to give the Stampeders a Grey Cup berth. The Stamps' only TD was a 63-yard punt return by Jim Sillye. The game' was played with temperatures of about three degrees above zero and a wind-chill factor of 40 degrees below.
EASTERN SEMI-FINAL
Sun Nov 8 - Montreal 16, TORONTO 7 (33135) - George Springate, who doubles as a Liberal member of the Quebec national assembly, kicked three FGs and converted the Alouettes' only TD, by WR Tom Pullen. After the game, John Bassett, chairman of the board of the Argos, denied speculation that coach Leo Cahill would be fired.
EASTERN FINALS (Montreal wins series, 43-26)
Sun Nov 15 - MONTREAL 32, Hamilton 22 (33212) - Bruce Van Ness, making Montreal fans forget suspended Dennis Duncan, scored two TDs. Garry Lefebvre and FL Terry Evanshen got the others. A large part of the crowd had to be ordered off the field in the dying seconds so the game could be completed.
Sat Nov 21 - Montreal 11, HAMILTON 4 (24270) - RB Moses Denson scored the only TD in the game as Montreal wrapped up the game with a safety in the fourth when LB Mike Widger sacked Joe Zuger in the end zone. The Als, became the first third-place finisher in the EFC standings to win a spot in the Grey Cup.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28
SASKATCHEWAN 34, Edmonton 10 (10969) - Saskatchewan scored 31 unanswered points in the first half. R.C. Gamble, a former Eskimo playing his first game for the Riders, plunged for two TDs, as did Silas McKinnie. Edmonton was scoreless until 5:19 of the third when Dave Cutler kicked a CFL-record 59-yard field goal.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 31
Calgary 11, WINNIPEG 6 (10131) - Only 10,131 hardy souls braved the raw, northerly wind and damp conditions to see Calgary and Winnipeg combine for nearly 650 yards offense. Winnipeg fell short of their average attendance quota of 17,000, needed to assure the construction of new grandstand seats deemed vital for added revenue.
TORONTO 19, Ottawa 17 - Don Jonas booted an 18-yard FG with six seconds to give Toronto the win and second place in the Eastern Football Conference playoff picture. Jonas contributed seven points on two field goals and a
single and Chip Barrett scored Toronto's only touchdown on an interception and 34-yard run.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1
Saskatchewan 33, BRIT COL 13 (23739) - Saskatchewan completed their most impressive season ever with a come-from-behind victory, as they lost a 7-0 first-quarter lead when the Lions scored all their points in the second. Gordon Barwell grabbed a 16-yard pass from Ron Lancaster at 4:46 of the third to put the Riders ahead to stay.
MONTREAL 18, Hamilton 18 (T) (25886) - An alert Hamilton defense used two fumbles and two interceptions to keep the Als from the EFC title. Moses Denson scored from the one with 49 seconds left to give the Als the tie. Hamilton's Tommy Joe Coffey's six points gave him a second straight EFC scoring title with 113 points.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
*-Saskatch 14  2 0 369 206 28 *-Hamilton  8  5 1 292 279 17
*-Edmonton  9  7 0 282 287 18 *-Toronto   8  6 0 329 290 16
*-Calgary   9  7 0 293 209 18 *-Montreal  7  6 1 246 279 15
British Col 6 10 0 295 384 12 Ottawa      4 10 0 255 279  8
Winnipeg    2 14 0 184 332  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
HAMILTON 39, Calgary 18 (21100) - Ti-Cat QB Joe Zuger completed 12 of 17 passes during the game despite operating with an injured thumb. Tommy Joe Coffey increased his league-leading point total to 61. Hamilton led
17-0 before Calgary closed the gap to 17-11 by halftime and were ahead 18-17 at one point in the third quarter.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18
SASKATCHEWAN 23, Brit Columbia 22 (17535) - Saskatchewan was down 22-17 at the end of the third, and only Jack Abendschan's kicking saved the day for the defending conference champions. Abendschan kicked a 47-yard FG goal on the last play to give Saskatchewan the win. He ended the day with three FGs and two converts.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19
OTTAWA 9, Calgary 1 (23013) - Ottawa FL Billy Cooper got the game's only TD on the final play of the second. He worked himself free in the Calgary end zone to take a 5-yard pass from QB Gary Wood. Jerry Campbell, replacing
all-star Ken Lehmann at middle linebacker, pressured Calgary QB Jerry Keeling into several key miscues.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20
Edmonton 33, WINNIPEG 15 - Edmonton's Terry Swarn run back the opening kickoff for a TD, his first of two in the game, and the rout was on. Five minutes later, QB Don Trull tossed a 58-yard TD pass to Jim Thomas. The Eskimos rolled up 442 yards on offence to Winnipeg's 258 in taking a 33-1 lead into the fourth quarter.
Montreal 24, TORONTO 17 (33135) - The Als moved into first place thanks to HB Dick Smith caught two 8-yard TD passes from QB Sonny Wade. K George Springate contributed three FGs and two converts. The recently-elected Liberal of the Quebec National Assembly was signed four games ago to cure Montreal's kicking woes.
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Saskatch    8  2 0 228 147 16 Montreal    5  2 0 145 135 10
British Col 5  4 0 207 185 10 Hamilton    4  3 0 148 141  8
Calgary     5  5 0 188 150 10 Toronto     4  4 0 192 185  8
Edmonton    4  6 0 155 179  8 Ottawa      3  5 0 163 171  6
Winnipeg    1  8 0 122 255  2
WESTERN CONFERENCE            EASTERN CONFERENCE
Saskatch    7  2 0 205 125 14 Montreal    4  2 0 121 118  8
Calgary     5  3 0 169 102 10 Toronto     4  3 0 175 161  8
British Col 5  3 0 185 162 10 Hamilton    3  3 0 109 123  6
Edmonton    3  6 0 122 164  6 Ottawa      2  5 0 154 170  4
Winnipeg    1  7 0 107 222  2