1948 Western Reserve Red Cats football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1948 record1–8–1 (1–4 MAC)
Head coachMike Scarry (1st season)
Home stadiumLeague Park
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →

Template:1948 Mid-American Conference football standings The 1948 Western Reserve Red Cats football team represented the Western Reserve University in the American city of Cleveland, Ohio, now known as Case Western Reserve University, during the 1948 college football season. The Red Cats were a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

The team was coached by Mike Scarry, a former Cleveland Browns player who played under and learned his coaching style from Paul Brown. Assistant coaches were Dick Luther and Lou Zontini.

On October 23, 1948, Western Reserve battled Kent State to a 14-14 tie, which was broadcast on television in the Cleveland-Akron area, making it Ohio’s first intercollegiate televised football game.[1]

Western Reserve lost to rival Case Institute of Technology for the first time since 1927, ending a seventeen-game Red Cats win streak.[2]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 25at Western MichiganL 0–26
October 2Miami L 0–49
October 9Butler
  • League Park
  • Cleveland, OH
W 6–0
October 16at OhioL 7–37
October 23Kent State *
  • League Park
  • Cleveland, OH
T 14–14
October 30Pittsburgh*
  • League Park
  • Cleveland, OH
L 0–20
November 6at Brown*L 0–36
November 13at CincinnatiL 13–26
November 20at West Virginia*L 0–20
November 25Case*
  • League Park
  • Cleveland, OH
L 7–15
  • *Non-conference game

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References[edit | edit source]

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