If you really want to be impressed with everything the Redblacks organization has accomplished in their short existence, look no further than where the Ottawa Renegades were in their third year. It’s a stark contrast that really becomes evident when you break down the numbers. Though the Redblacks only finished with a few more wins than the Renegades, as the stats bear out, the Redblacks were head and shoulders above their previous incarnation both on and off the field.
Renegades win in Winnipeg 37-25
Renegades win at home vs Toronto 20-10
Renegades win at home vs Edmonton 44-15
Renegades lose in Montreal 46-22
Renegades lose at home vs Winnipeg 29-1
Renegades lose in Toronto 28-25
Renegades win at home vs Calgary 31-30
Renegades lose in BC 47-27
Renegades lose at home vs Hamilton 31-19
Renegades lose in Edmonton 56-17
Renegades lose at home vs Montreal 23-16
Redblacks lose in Calgary 48-23
Renegades lose at home vs BC 31-13
Renegades win in Calgary 26-24
Renegades lose in Saskatchewan 36-22
Renegades lose at home vs Saskatchewan 32-25
Renegades lose in Hamilton 20-17
Renegades lose in Montreal 52-21
Renegades lose at home vs Hamilton 27-17
Final Regular Season Records:
The Renegades went 5-13 with 401 Points For and 560 Points Against equaling a difference of -159
The Redblacks went 8-9-1 with 486 Points For and 498 Points Against equaling a difference of -12
The Renegades finished 4th in the East and failed to qualify for the postseason
Renegades: 0 sellouts with an average crowd of 23,049
Redblacks: 10 sellouts with an average crowd of 24,630 (including the East Final)
The Renegades averaged 22.2 points a game, scoring more than 20 points in twelve games, more than 30 in three and more than 40 once.
The Redblacks averaged 27 points a game, scoring more than 20 points in sixteen games, more than 30 six times, and more than 40 once.
The Renegades gave up 31.1 points a game to the Redblacks’ 27.6 points per game and were blown out seven times to the Redblacks two (A blow out meaning losing by 14 or more points)
The Renegades standard margin of victory was 10.8 points while their standard margin of loss was 16.3 points.
The Redblacks standard margin of victory was 9 points while their standard margin of loss was 9.3 points.
The Renegades lost 2 games by three points or less while the Redblacks lost 4 games by less than a field goal.
The Renegades had nine players start every game, whereas the injury ravaged Redblacks only had two (Jon Gott and Damaso Munoz).
By the end of their third years, both the Renegades and the Redblacks beat every other team in the league at least once.
Individual Stat Leaders:
Kerry Joseph threw for 2762 yards with 13 TDs, 10 INTs and a 62.1% completion rate
Trevor Harris throwing for 3301 yards with 16 TDs, 4 INTs and a 73.3% completion rate
Josh Ranek rushed for 1060 yards and 8 TDs while averaging 4.8 yards per carry
Mossis Madu rushing for 480s yards and 3TDs while averaging 5.3 yards per carry
Yo Murphy made 61 catches for 1090 yards and 6 TDs
Greg Ellingson making 76 catches for 1260 yards and 4 TDs
Kelly Wiltshire made 76 tackles vs Damaso Munoz making 84
Jonathan Ordway hauled in 3 INTs vs Abdul Kanneh and Mitchell White amassing 3 each
Roger Dunbrack had 5 sacks vs Zack Evans and Arnaud Gascon-Nadon having 6
Special Teams Tackles:
Kyries Hebert made 27 tackles on special teams vs Andrew Marshall’s 16
Sandro Sciortino converted 17/30 FG attempts and 35/36 PATs
Chris Milo converting 47/58 FGs and 32/35 PATs
Pat Fleming punted 135 times for 5359 yards, averaging 39.7 yards per kick
Zach Medeiros punting 63 times for 2750 yards, for 43.7 yards per kick
Redblacks: None (but had four finalists)