1946 Fresno State Bulldogs football team
|1946 Fresno State Bulldogs football|
|Conference||California Collegiate Athletic Association|
|1946 record||8–4 (2–2 CCAA)|
|Head coach||James Bradshaw (8th season)|
|Home stadium||Ratcliffe Stadium|
|1946 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings|
|San Jose State $||4||–||0||–||0||9||–||1||–||1|
|San Diego State||2||–||3||–||0||6||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
Fresno State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by eighth-year head coach James Bradshaw and played home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4, 2–2 CCAA). The Bulldogs outscored their opponents 177–129 for the season.
|September 28||Santa Clara*||Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 20–7||14,694|
|October 5||Honolulu All-Stars (HI)*||Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 13–6||11,613|
|October 12||at Oklahoma City*||Taft Stadium • Oklahoma City, OK||L 7–46|
|October 19||at Santa Barbara[note 2]||La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA||W 20–13|
|October 26||at San Diego State[note 3]||Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA (Rivalry)||L 0–7||8,000|
|November 2||Loyola (CA)[note 4]*||Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 28–0||6,540|
|November 11||Hawaii*||Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry)||L 2–7||11,057|
|November 16||Pacific (CA)[note 5]||Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 13–12||6,809|
|November 22||at San Jose State[note 6]||Spartan Stadium • San Jose, CA (Rivalry)||L 2–13||7,500|
|November 28||Idaho*||Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 13–12||6,827|
|December 5||at Moihli Bears (HI)*||Honolulu Stadium ? • Honolulu, HI||W 41–0|
|December 11||at Wahiawa Leilehua HS Alumni (HI)*||Honolulu Stadium ? • Honolulu, HI||W 18–6||12,000|
Team players in the NFLEdit
|Gene Lamoure||Guard||22||197||Boston Yanks|
The following Fresno State Bulldog players finished their college career in 1946, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.
|Player||Position||First NFL team|
|Dick Handley||Center – Linebacker||1947 Baltimore Colts|
- 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 College of the University of California from 1944 to 1958.
- San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
- Loyola Marymount University was known as Loyola University of Los Angeles from 1930 to 1973.
- University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
- San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
- "Fresno's Running Attack Too Much for Santa Clara's Team". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. September 29, 1946. p. 26 3. Retrieved January 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Fresno State Tops Honolulu Stars". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 6, 1946. p. II-6. Retrieved January 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "S.D. State, Fresno Scoreless In First". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 27, 1946. p. 3-B.
- Christy Gregg (October 28, 1946). "Heaton Emerges As Aztec Hero". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 3-B.
- "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
- "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
- "1947 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
- "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.
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