Dick Gallagher presents his game of the week for week 4, Canisius vs. St. Joe's at New Era Field:

Game of the Week

Canisius vs. St Joe’s
Friday, September 22nd at New Era Field

Canisius Head Coach: Rich Robbins (56-15-0, 7 years)

St. Joe’s Head Coach: Derek Landri (4-8-0, 2 years)

Canisius Key Players:

Paul Woods – WR/DB

Joel Nicholas – LB

Joe Jamison – LB

Keenan Ollison – WR/DB

RJ Brandon – WR

Kenyatta Histon – RB

Ray Miranda – LB

Jayce Johnson – QB

Brad Currell – OL

Tristan Vandenberg - K

St.Joe’s Key Players:

Cameron Dabill – DL

Tyler Dotty – DL

Cole Gambino – OL

Jaden Lofton – RB

Casey Kelly – QB

Garrett House – RB

Micah Brown – RB

Nick Julian – DL

Ron McCarly - WR



Average points per game –47

Points allowed: 55

St. Joe’s:

Average points per game –45

Points allowed: 93

Keys to Victory:


Control the clock.
Avoid penalties.
Johnson to manage the game well.
Huston have 150 yards rushing.


Control the line of scrimmage.
Avoid turnovers.
Take early lead.
Kelly to have monster game.


QB: Even
RB: Canisius
WR: Even
L: Even
Def: Canisius
K: Canisius


This rivalry started in 1921 and is one of the best in the country. Crusaders have dominated in recent years. Game features 2 outstanding QBs in Casey Kelly and Jayce Johnson. The difference in the game could be Huston and the Crusaders kicker Tristan Vandenberg. Anything can happen in a rivalry and all players are expected to leave everything on the field. Fun game to watch. St. Joe’s leads the series 47-36 with 3 ties.

From 1932-1947, no games were played. The bishop claimed the sabbatical was necessary due to the integrity of the games by the players and coaches.

Longest win streak by St. Joe's is 17 (1983-1998).

Longest win streak by Canisius is 7 (1971-1977).

Most shutouts: St. Joe's 16, Canisius 8

Most points scored: Canisius with 58 in 2009. St. Joe's with 52 in 1990.


Canisius: 24
St. Joe’s: 20

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