1948 Syracuse Orangemen football
1948 record1–8
Head coachReaves Baysinger (2nd season)
CaptainRobert Schiffner[1]
Home stadiumArchbold Stadium
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The 1948 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1948 college football season. The Orangemen were led by second-year head coach Reaves Baysinger and played their home games at Archbold Stadium in Syracuse, New York. After a dismal 1–8 season, Baysinger was fired.[2]


September 28[[{{{school}}}|Niagara]]W 13–925,000
October 2at Holy CrossL 7–3315,000
October 8No. 10 Penn State
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry)
L 14–3414,000
October 16No. 13 Cornell
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY
L 7–3433,000
October 23at No. 10 NorthwesternL 0–4835,000
October 30at Boston UniversityL 7–127,000
November 6at TempleL 0–208,000
November 13Colgate
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry)
L 13–2036,232
November 20at ColumbiaL 28–3420,000
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time



  1. 1.0 1.1 2017 Syracuse football media guide. pg. 147.
  2. "Syracuse Releases Coaching Staff in Bid for Better Football Record: Baysinger Dropped By Athletic Board". New York Times: p. 34. March 2, 1949.
  3. "1948 Syracuse Orange Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC.
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