1968 CFL season

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The 1968 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 15th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 11th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1968

J.G. (Jake) Gaudaur was appointed CFL Commissioner and the league adopted a new constitution. Gaudaur would serve in that position until 1984; he is the league's longest-tenured commissioner.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Ted Watkins was shot and killed while allegedly robbing a liquor store in California, shortly before the start of the CFL season.

Regular season standings

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Western Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 12 3 1 345 223 25
Calgary Stampeders 16 10 6 0 412 249 20
Edmonton Eskimos 16 8 7 1 228 288 17
BC Lions 16 4 11 1 217 318 9
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 3 13 0 210 374 6
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 9 3 2 416 271 20
Toronto Argonauts 14 9 5 0 284 266 18
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 6 7 1 262 292 13
Montreal Alouettes 14 3 9 2 234 327 8
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Saskatchewan and Ottawa have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1968

Conference Semi-Finals

Eastern Semi-Finals
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Toronto Argonauts
Date Away Home
November 9 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21 Toronto Argonauts 33
Western Semi-Finals
Edmonton Eskimos @ Calgary Stampeders
Date Away Home
November 10 Edmonton Eskimos 13 Calgary Stampeders 29

Conference Finals

Western Finals
Calgary Stampeders vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
Game Date Away Home
1 November 16 Calgary Stampeders 32 Saskatchewan Roughriders 0
2 (OT) November 20 Saskatchewan Roughriders 12 Calgary Stampeders 25
Calgary wins the best of three series 2–0
Eastern Finals
Ottawa Rough Riders vs Toronto Argonauts
Game Date Away Home
1 November 17 Ottawa Rough Riders 11 Toronto Argonauts 13
2 November 24 Toronto Argonauts 14 Ottawa Rough Riders 36
Ottawa won 2 game total-point series 47–27

Playoff bracket

  Division Semifinals     Division Finals     56th Grey Cup
                           
  East     E1 Ottawa Rough Riders 47
(11+36)
 
  E2 Toronto Argonauts 33     E2 Toronto Argonauts 27
(13+14)
   
  E3 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21         E1 Ottawa Rough Riders 24
      W2 Calgary Stampeders 21
  West     W1 Saskatchewan Roughriders 0
(0,12)
   
  W2 Calgary Stampeders 29     W2 Calgary Stampeders 2
(32,25)
 
  W3 Edmonton Eskimos 13  

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Grey Cup Championship

November 30

56th Annual Grey Cup Game: CNE StadiumToronto, Ontario

Western Champion Eastern Champion
Calgary Stampeders 21 Ottawa Rough Riders 24
The Ottawa Rough Riders are the 1968 Grey Cup Champions

CFL Leaders

1968 CFL All-Stars

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1968 Eastern All-Stars

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1968 Western All-Stars

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1968 CFL Awards

References

  1. ^ "1968".
  2. ^ "CFLapedia".
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