28th Grey Cup

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28th Grey Cup
Ottawa Rough Riders Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
(5–1) (6–0)
8 2
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
1234 Total
Ottawa Rough Riders 0116 8
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 0110 2
DateNovember 30, 1940
StadiumVarsity Stadium
28th Grey Cup
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers Ottawa Rough Riders
(6–0) (5–1)
5 12
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
1234 Total
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 5000 5
Ottawa Rough Riders 1074 12
DateDecember 7, 1940
StadiumLansdowne Park

The 28th Grey Cup was played as a two-game series with the first game played on November 30, 1940, before 4,998 fans at Varsity Stadium in Toronto. The second game was played on December 7, 1940, with cold weather and snow contributing to a small attendance of 1,700 fans, at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa. This two-game series format was set up as a result of the Canadian Rugby Union disallowing the Winnipeg Blue Bombers the right to play in the title game due to a rule dispute. Consequently, what would have been the Eastern Final game became a two-game Grey Cup series.

The Ottawa Rough Riders defeated the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers by a total-points score of 20–7.

External links[edit]

  • "Grey Cup: 1940". Canadian Football League. Archived from the original on 2010-11-21.
  • "The Grey Cup 1909-2009" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-02.
  • "Ottawa Citizen - Dec 2, 1940". Ottawa Citizen.
  • "Ottawa Citizen - Dec 9, 1940". Ottawa Citizen.