clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

99 for 99 - #68: Lockport Lou's Sextet

99 for 99 takes a look at the 99 biggest moments in UB Football history in anticipation of the 99th Season of UB Football which begins on September 1st, 2012. These moments are not in any order, however the top 10 moments have been saved for last.


November 7, 1942 - Buffalo 66, Hobart 0

The '42 season was a season of feast or famine. The average margin of victory was 30 points, but in defeat they lost by an average of 10. To stop Buffalo you had to stop Lockport Lou. Hartwick learned this the hard way, allowing Lou Corriere to score 4 TDs. Corriere amassed a total of 8 touchdowns as he lead the 4-2 Bulls into their final home game vs rivals Hobart.

Hobart became yet another victim of Lockport Lou. Corriere rushed for 6 touchdowns, and threw for 2 more TDs. He scored on an 84-yard interception return as well, but the play was called back on an offsides. UB won 66-0.

After the 1942 season, UB football was suspended due to WWII and Corriere served 3 years in the army. When football came back, so did Lou. When his career was over, he set school records with 162 points scored and 23 touchdowns.

In 1965, Corriere was honored as one of the inaugural members inducted into the UB Sports Hall of Fame. He was drafted by the AAFC Buffalo Bills but was cut due to medical reasons after only 3 exhibition games. Corriere went on to teach at Lew-Port, and coached Super Bowl Champion Daryl Johnston.