1926 San Diego State Aztecs football team
The 1926 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State Teachers College[note 1] during the 1926 NCAA football season. San Diego State competed as a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) in 1926. They had played as an Independent the previous year.
|1926 San Diego State Aztecs football|
|Conference||Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference|
|1926 record||3–4–1 (1–3–1 SCIAC)|
|Head coach||Charles E. Peterson (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Navy "Sports" Field|
|1926 SCIAC football standings|
|San Diego State||1||–||3||–||1||3||–||4||–||1|
The 1926 San Diego State team was led by head coach Charles E. Peterson in his sixth season as football coach of the Aztecs.[note 2] They played home games at Navy "Sports" Field.[note 3] The Aztecs finished the season with three wins, four losses and one tie (3–4–1, 1–3–1 SCIAC). Overall, the team was outscored by its opponents 78–150 points for the season.
|October 2||at Pomona[note 4]||Claremont Alumni Field • Claremont, CA||L 6–20|||
|October 9||at Southern Branch[note 5]||Moore Field • Los Angeles, CA||L 7–42|||
|October 16||Redlands||Navy "Sports" Field • San Diego, CA||W 14–9||2,000|
|October 23||California Christian[note 6]*||Moore Field • Los Angeles, CA||W 21–16|||
|October 30||Fresno State[note 7]*||Navy "Sports" Field • San Diego, CA (Rivalry)||L 7–28|||
|November 6||Santa Barbara State[note 8]*||Navy "Sports" Field • San Diego, CA||W 16–0||3,500|
|November 13||La Verne||Navy "Sports" Field • San Diego, CA||T 7–7|||
|November 25||Whittier||Navy "Sports" Field • San Diego, CA||L 0–28||5,000|
- San Diego State University was known as San Diego State Teachers College from 1924 to 1934.
- San Diego State's Peterson Gym, which opened in 1961, was named after coach Peterson. At various times during his 37-year career with the Aztecs, Peterson was the athletic director, football coach, basketball coach, track coach, and Dean of Men.
- Navy "Sports" Field was the original name of what became Lane Field in downtown San Diego. It was converted to a baseball-only configuration in 1936.
- What is now known as the Pomona-Pitzer football team played using just the Pomona College name from 1893 to 1949. Pitzer College did not exist until 1963.
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was known as Southern Branch of the University of California from 1919 to 1926.
- Chapman University was known as California Christian College from 1920 to 1933.
- California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948.
- University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara State College from 1921 to 1943.
- "State Holds Pomona, 20 to 6, In Conference Debut; Power of Sahehen Backfield Gives Balance in Score". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 3, 1926. p. 3.
- "Southern Branch Eleven Defeats State, 42 to 7; Aztecs Fight; Frosh Win". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 10, 1926. p. 2.
- "State College Defeats Redlands By 14 to 9 Score; Hoyt, Ruffa Star in Aztec Debut At Home". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 17, 1926.
- "State College Defeats Cal. Christian, 21-16; Aztecs Forced to Battle To Halt Rallies". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 24, 1926.
- "Fresno Wins From San Diego State College, 28 to 7; Line, Running Attack Bests Aztec Defense". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 31, 1926.
- Charles Savage (November 7, 1926). "State College Defeats Santa Barbara Eleven, 16 to 0; Last Quarter Drive Brings Pair of Scores". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California.
- "State College And La Verne Play to 7 to 7 Tie; Aztecs Score Five Minutes After Kickoff". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. November 14, 1926.
- Charles Savage (November 26, 1926). "Whittier Beats San Diego State College, 28-0; Aztecs Battle Hard; Drives Weaken Line". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California.
- "San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
- "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016.