49th Grey Cup

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49th Grey Cup
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hamilton Tiger-Cats
(13–3) (10–4)
21 14
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0 1 6 7 7 21
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7 0 7 0 0 14
Date December 2, 1961
Stadium CNE Stadium
Location Toronto
Most Valuable Player Ken Ploen
Referee Paul Dojack
Attendance 32651[1]
Network CBC, CTV, SRC

The 49th Grey Cup was the Canadian Football League's championship game of the 1961 season on December 2, 1961. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21 to 14 at CNE Stadium in Toronto before 32,651 fans. It is considered to be one of the 10 greatest Grey Cup Games of all time.[2][3]

Game summary

The score was tied 14-14 at the end of regulation time. The only score in overtime came when Winnipeg quarterback Ken Ploen called his own number and tiptoed down the sideline for the touchdown.


This was the first Grey Cup and only one of three games to go into overtime, the others being the 2005 Grey Cup and the 2016 Grey Cup.

Ingrid Osmolowsky, Miss Hamilton Tiger Cat, was crowned Miss Grey Cup 1961


  1. ^ 2014 sports Illustrated Almanac
  2. ^ http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/CFL/GreyCup/2006/11/13/2339461.html
  3. ^ "Grey Cup: 1961". Canadian Football League.
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