1948 in Canadian football

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1948 in Canadian football
Playoffs
IRFU Champions Ottawa Rough Riders
WIFU Champions Calgary Stampeders
36th Grey Cup
ChampionsCalgary Stampeders
  1947 Canadian Football Seasons 1949  

Canadian Football News in 1948

The WIFU increased their games from 8 to 12 games per team.

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The Hamilton Tigers, formerly of the IRFU joined the ORFU, and the Hamilton Wildcats joined the IRFU on Friday, April 9.

The Regina/Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Calgary Stampeders changed their team colours. The Roughriders adopted green and white and the Stampeders reverted to red and white.

In the Grey Cup game, the Stampeders introduced pageantry with saddle horses and chuck wagons as they defeated the Ottawa Rough Riders 12–7 to win their first Grey Cup.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Ottawa Rough Riders 12102026413020
Montreal Alouettes 1275022117214
Toronto Argonauts 1256116019111
Hamilton Wildcats 121101882403
Ontario Rugby Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Hamilton Tigers 99002795418
Toronto Beaches- Indians 95401248610
Sarnia Imperials 9351721307
Windsor Rockets 9081402451
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1948

FINALS

WIFU Finals – Game 1
Calgary Stampeders @ Regina Roughriders
DateAwayHome
November 6 Calgary Stampeders 4 Regina Roughriders 4
WIFU Finals – Game 2
Regina Roughriders @ Calgary Stampeders
DateAwayHome
November 11 Regina Roughriders 6 Calgary Stampeders 17
ORFU Finals – Game 1
Hamilton Tigers @ Toronto Beaches- Indians
DateAwayHome
November 5 Hamilton Tigers 8 Toronto Beaches- Indians 0
ORFU Finals – Game 2
Toronto Beaches- Indians @ Hamilton Tigers
DateAwayHome
November 13 Toronto Beaches- Indians 1 Hamilton Tigers 31
IRFU Finals – Game 1
Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa Rough Riders
DateAwayHome
November 11 Montreal Alouettes 21 Ottawa Rough Riders 19
IRFU Finals – Game 2
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Montreal Alouettes
DateAwayHome
November 13 Ottawa Rough Riders 15 Montreal Alouettes 7

Eastern Finals

Hamilton Tigers @ Ottawa Rough Riders
DateAwayHome
November 20 Hamilton Tigers 0 Ottawa Rough Riders 19

Playoff Bracket

Quarter FinalsSemi FinalsGrey Cup Final
         
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 19-15
IRFU Montreal Alouettes 21-7
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 19
EAST
ORFU Hamilton Tigers 0
ORFU Hamilton Tigers 8-31
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach 0-0
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 7
WIFU Calgary Stampeders 12
WIFU No quarter final
 
WIFU Calgary Stampeders 4-17
WEST
WIFU Regina Roughriders 4-6
WIFU No quarter final
 

Grey Cup Championship

November 27

36th Annual Grey Cup Game : Varsity StadiumToronto, Ontario

WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Calgary Stampeders 12 Ottawa Rough Riders 7
The Calgary Stampeders are the 1948 Grey Cup Champions

It was the first Grey Cup win for Calgary after the team became the first (and still only) team to go undefeated in the regular season and playoffs. [1]

1948 Eastern (Interprovincial Rugby Football Union) All-Stars

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1948 Ontario Rugby Football Union All-Stars

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1948 Western (Western Interprovincial Football Union) All-Stars

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1948 Canadian Football Awards

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References

  1. "The Story of the 1948 Grey Cup". CFL.ca. 2008-10-17. Retrieved 2019-10-05.