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1948 Football Team

  • Opened the season with a dominant 61-0 win over St. Francis (PA) in first collegiate game broadcast in Western New York
  • Defeated previously undefeated St. Bonaventure by a score of 14-6 at Civic Field in front of 32,541 fans, would improve to 6-1 as a result
  • Outscored their opponents 242-109 during the season, with the defense holding opposition to seven or fewer points six times throughout the year
  • On December 5, 1948, the team made their first and only post-season appearance in the second annual Great Lakes Bowl against John Carroll University at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, but would lose by a close result fo 14-13
  • Six members of the 1948 40-man football roster are already inducted in the Sports Hall of Fame
  • Third Canisius team inducted in the Hall of Fame

 

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