Canisius Golden Griffins football

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Canisius Golden Griffins
Canisius Golden Griffins.svg
First season 1918
Last season 2002
Athletic director N/A
Head coach N/A
Home stadium Demske Field
Stadium capacity 1,200
Stadium surface AstroTurf
Location Buffalo, NY
League NCAA Division I-AA
Conference Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
All-time record 241–251–26 (.490)
Postseason bowl record 0–1 (.000)
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 7
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0
Colors

Blue and Gold

          
Rivals Buffalo Bulls
Duquesne Dukes
Georgetown Hoyas
Marist Red Foxes
Niagara Purple Eagles
St. Bonaventure Brown Indians
Website GoGriffs.com
For information on all Canisius College sports, see Canisius Golden Griffins

The Canisius Golden Griffins football program were the intercollegiate American football team for Canisius College located in Buffalo, New York. The team competed in the NCAA Division I-AA and were members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1918. Canisius participated in football from 1918–1949, and again from 1975–2002, compiling an all-time record of 241–251–26.[1] At the conclusion of the 2002 season, the Canisius football program was discontinued, along with seven other school athletic programs, as part of an effort to overhaul and streamline the school's athletic department.[2][3]

History[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Year-by-year results[edit]

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2002-03 college football season
NCAA Division I champions NCAA Division I FCS champions Conference Champions Division Champions Bowl Eligible Undefeated Season
Year NCAA Division Conference Conference Division Overall Conference Coach Final Ranking
Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Standing
1918 N/A Independent N/A 6 1 5 0 .167 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A No Coach -
1919 N/A Independent N/A 4 1 3 0 .250 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Herman Bleich -
1920 N/A Independent N/A 7 3 3 1 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Herman Bleich -
1921 N/A Independent N/A 8 4 3 2 .625 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Luke Urban -
1922 N/A Independent N/A 8 5 2 1 .688 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Luke Urban -
1923 N/A Independent N/A 9 8 1 0 .889 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Luke Urban -
1924 N/A Independent N/A 7 4 3 0 .571 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Luke Urban -
1925 N/A Independent N/A 8 4 4 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Luke Urban -
1926 N/A Little Three N/A 8 2 5 1 .313 2 1 1 0 .500 N/A Luke Urban -
1927 N/A Little Three N/A 8 7 1 0 .875 1 1 0 0 1.000 N/A Luke Urban -
1928 N/A Little Three N/A 7 5 1 1 .786 1 1 0 0 1.000 N/A Luke Urban -
1929 N/A Little Three N/A 8 3 4 1 .438 1 0 1 0 .000 N/A Luke Urban -
1930 N/A Little Three N/A 8 4 3 1 .563 1 0 1 0 .000 N/A Luke Urban -
1931 N/A Little Three N/A 8 1 5 2 .250 2 0 1 1 .250 N/A Eugene Oberst -
1932 N/A Little Three N/A 8 1 5 2 .250 2 0 2 0 .000 N/A Eugene Oberst/Mike Traynor -
1933 N/A Little Three N/A 8 6 1 1 .813 2 0 1 1 .250 N/A William Joy -
1934 N/A Little Three N/A 6 4 2 0 .667 2 2 0 0 1.000 N/A William Joy -
1935 N/A Little Three N/A 7 3 3 1 .500 2 1 1 0 .500 N/A William Joy -
1936 N/A Little Three N/A 8 7 1 0 .875 2 2 0 0 1.000 N/A William Joy -
1937 N/A Little Three N/A 9 4 4 1 .500 2 1 1 0 .500 N/A William Joy -
1938 N/A Little Three N/A 8 2 6 0 .250 2 1 1 0 .500 N/A William Joy -
1939 N/A Little Three N/A 6 4 1 1 .750 2 2 0 0 1.000 N/A James B. Wilson -
1940 N/A Little Three N/A 8 5 3 0 .625 2 1 1 0 .500 N/A James B. Wilson -
1941 N/A Little Three N/A 8 3 4 1 .438 2 1 1 0 .500 N/A James B. Wilson -
1942 N/A Little Three N/A 8 4 3 1 .563 2 1 0 1 .750 N/A James B. Wilson -
1943 No team Due To World War II
1944 No team Due To World War II
1945 No team Due To World War II
1946 N/A Little Three N/A 8 4 3 1 .563 2 1 1 0 .500 N/A Earl Brown -
1947 N/A Little Three N/A 9 7 2 0 .778 2 2 0 0 1.000 N/A Earl Brown -
1948 N/A Little Three N/A 10 7 2 1 .750 2 2 0 0 1.000 N/A James B. Wilson -
1949 N/A Little Three N/A 7 5 2 0 .714 3 2 1 0 .667 N/A James B. Wilson -
1950 No team
1951 No team
1952 No team
1953 No team
1954 No team
1955 No team
1956 No team
1957 No team
1958 No team
1959 No team
1960 No team
1961 No team
1962 No team
1963 No team
1964 No team
1965 No team
1966 No team
1967 N/A Independent N/A 3 0 3 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Unknown -
1968 N/A Independent N/A 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Unknown -
1969 N/A Independent N/A 2 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Unknown -
1970 N/A Independent N/A 3 2 1 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Unknown -
1971 N/A Independent N/A 4 2 1 1 .625 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Unknown -
1972 N/A Independent N/A 6 4 2 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Unknown -
1973 III Division III Independent N/A 4 0 4 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Unknown -
1974 III Division III Independent N/A 4 2 2 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Unknown -
1975 III Division III Independent N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Brooks -
1976 III Division III Independent N/A 9 4 5 0 .444 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Brooks -
1977 III Division III Independent N/A 9 5 2 2 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Brooks -
1978 III Division III Independent N/A 9 4 5 0 .444 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Brooks -
1979 III Division III Independent N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Brooks -
1980 III Division III Independent N/A 10 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Brooks -
1981 III Division III Independent N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Brooks -
1982 III Division III Independent N/A 9 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Tom Hersey -
1983 III Division III Independent N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Tom Hersey -
1984 III Division III Independent N/A 10 2 8 0 .200 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Tom Hersey -
1985 III Division III Independent N/A 9 6 2 1 .722 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Tom Hersey -
1986 III Division III Independent N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Tom Hersey -
1987 III Division III Independent N/A 10 6 3 1 .650 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Tom Hersey -
1988 III Division III Independent N/A 9 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Tom Hersey -
1989 III Division III Independent N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Tom Hersey -
1990 III Division III Independent N/A 10 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Tom Hersey -
1991 III Division III Independent N/A 9 2 7 0 .222 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Tom Hersey -
1992 III Division III Independent N/A 10 3 6 1 .350 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Barry Mynter -
1993 I-AA MAAC N/A 10 5 5 0 .500 5 4 1 0 .800 N/A Barry Mynter -
1994 I-AA MAAC N/A 10 2 8 0 .200 7 2 5 0 .286 N/A Barry Mynter -
1995 I-AA MAAC N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 7 4 3 0 .571 N/A Chuck Williams -
1996 I-AA MAAC N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 8 4 4 0 .500 N/A Chuck Williams -
1997 I-AA MAAC N/A 10 3 7 0 .300 8 2 6 0 .250 N/A Chuck Williams -
1998 I-AA MAAC N/A 10 3 7 0 .300 7 2 5 0 .286 N/A Chuck Williams -
1999 I-AA MAAC N/A 11 1 10 0 .091 8 0 8 0 .000 N/A Chuck Williams -
2000 I-AA MAAC N/A 10 0 10 0 .000 7 0 7 0 .000 N/A Ed Argast -
2001 I-AA MAAC N/A 10 1 9 0 .100 7 1 6 0 .143 N/A Ed Argast -
2002 I-AA MAAC N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 7 2 5 0 .286 N/A Ed Argast -
Totals 518 241 251 26 .490 71 21 50 0 .296

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Championships[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

Conference affiliations:

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1934 Western New York Little Three Conference William Joy 4–2–0 2–0–0
1936 Western New York Little Three Conference William Joy 7–1–0 2–0–0
1939 Western New York Little Three Conference James B. Wilson 4–1–1 2–0–0
1941 Western New York Little Three Conference (Co-Championship) James B. Wilson 3–4–1 1–1–0
1947 Western New York Little Three Conference Earl Brown 7–2–0 2–0–0
1948 Western New York Little Three Conference James B. Wilson 7–2–1 2–0–0
1949 Western New York Little Three Conference (Co-Championship) James B. Wilson 5–2–0 2–1–0
Total conference championships 7

Bowl game appearances[edit]

Season Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA Coach Notes
1948 December 5, 1948 Great Lakes Bowl L John Carroll 13 14 James B. Wilson notes
Total 1 bowl game 0–1 13 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canisius Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Football Programs a Dying Breed at Small D-1 Schools". championshipsubdivisionnews.com. October 16, 2008. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Maher played football at Canisius". ESPN. May 10, 2005. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 

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