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61st Grey Cup

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Collection: 1973 Awards, 1973 in Canadian Football, 1973 in Ontario, Grey Cup, Grey Cups Hosted in Toronto
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61st Grey Cup

61st Grey Cup
Ottawa Rough Riders Edmonton Eskimos
(9-5-0) (9-5-2)
22 18
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
1 2 3 4 Total
Ottawa Rough Riders 7 5 7 3 22
Edmonton Eskimos 10 0 0 8 18
Date November 25, 1973
Stadium CNE Stadium
Location Toronto
Most Valuable Player Charlie Brandon, Ottawa
Most Valuable Canadian Garry Lefebvre, Edmonton
Referee Bud Ulrich
Attendance 36,653
Network CBC, CTV, SRC
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The 61st Grey Cup game was the Canadian Football Championship on November 25, 1973. Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Edmonton Eskimos 22-18 in the CNE Stadium in Toronto before a crowd of 36,653.

Game summary

Edmonton scored quickly in the first quarter when running back Roy Bell found a big hole in the left side for a 38 yard touchdown run. Rick Cassata, the Riders' backup quarterback who was replacing injured Jerry Keeling responded with a 38-yard touchdown pass-and-run to Rhome Nixon. Late in the quarter, however, Tom Wilkinson was knocked out of bounds by Ottawa's Wayne Smith and suffered a rib injury. He was replaced by backup Bruce Lemmerman. Lemmerman took the Eskimos close enough for Dave Cutler to kick a field goal, giving them a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.

A low snap to Edmonton punter Gerry Organ kicked a 46-yard field goal in the last minute of the half. The half-time score was 12-10 for Ottawa.

Ottawa increased its lead with an 18 yard touchdown run by Jim Evenson at 9:45 of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Lemmerman suffered an arm injury, and Wilkinson, his rib injury frozen, came off the bench to bring some life to the Eskimo offence. Edmonton receiver Tyrone Walls fumbled after receiving a Wilkinson pass on Edmonton's 47. Wayne Tosh recovered and Organ kicked another Ottawa field goal from the 39.

Edmonton then scored a single and Lefebvre, who played both ways as well as being the punter, caught a Wilkinson touchdown pass with seven seconds left, but it was not enough to erase Ottawa's 12 point lead.

Most valuable players

Ottawa Defensive End Charlie Brandon was named Most Valuable Player and Garry Lefebvre was named Most Valuable Canadian.

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