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1946 San Diego State Aztecs football team

The 1946 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State College[note 1] during the 1946 college football season.

1946 San Diego State Aztecs football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1946 record 6–4 (2–3 CCAA)
Head coach Bill Terry (1st season)
Home stadium Balboa Stadium
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →
1946 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State $ 4 0 0     9 1 1
Fresno State 2 2 0     8 4 0
Pacific 2 2 0     4 7 0
San Diego State 2 3 0     6 4 0
Cal Poly 1 1 0     6 2 1
Santa Barbara 1 4 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

San Diego State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by head coach William L. "Gander" Terry in his first and only season with the Aztecs. They played home games at Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California. The Aztecs finished the season with six wins and four losses (6–4, 2–3 CCAA). Overall, the team outscored its opponents 152–105 for the season.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28 Pomona[note 2]* Balboa StadiumSan Diego, CA W 34–0   10,000[1][2]
October 5 Cal Poly[note 3] Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA L 13–21   6,000[3]
October 12 at Whittier* Hadley Field • Whittier, CA W 35–7   [4][5]
October 19 Nevada* Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA L 0–26   20,000[6][7]
October 26 Fresno State[note 4] Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA (Rivalry) W 7–0   8,000[8][9]
November 2 Occidental*  Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA W 21–12   7,500[10]
November 8 at Loyola (CA)[note 5]* Gilmore Stadium • Los Angeles, CA W 20–7   6,000[11]
November 16 San Jose State[note 6] Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA L 0–6   11,000[12]
November 23 at Santa Barbara[note 7] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 9–7   [13]
November 30 Pacific (CA)[note 8] Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA L 13–19   6,000[14]
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming.

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Team players in the NFLEdit

No San Diego State players were selected in the 1947 NFL Draft. [17][18]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ The official name of Cal Poly has been California Polytechnic State University since 1947. However, it is more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly.
  4. ^ California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948
  5. ^ Loyola Marymount University was known as Loyola University of Los Angeles from 1930 to 1973.
  6. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1957.
  8. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aztecs In Front At Half, 13 to 0". The San Diego Union. September 29, 1946. p. 4-B. 
  2. ^ Christy Gregg (September 30, 1946). "Aztecs Debut Impresses Fans". The San Diego Union. p. 4-B. 
  3. ^ Christy Gregg (October 6, 1946). "Fumbles Wreck Staters As Cal Poly Wins, 21-13". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  4. ^ "Aztecs Pace Poets, 14 to 7". The San Diego Union. October 13, 1946. p. 5-B. 
  5. ^ Christy Gregg (October 14, 1946). "Aztecs Facing Trouble In Shrine Charity Fray". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  6. ^ Christy Gregg (October 20, 1946). "Nevada Tops Aztecs, 20-0, At Halftime". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  7. ^ Christy Gregg (October 21, 1946). "Aztecs Gain Stature Despite 26-0 Loss". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  8. ^ "S.D. State, Fresno Scoreless In First". The San Diego Union. October 27, 1946. p. 3-B. 
  9. ^ Christy Gregg (October 28, 1946). "Heaton Emerges As Aztec Hero". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  10. ^ Christy Gregg (November 3, 1946). "Staters Repulse Tigers, 21 to 12". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  11. ^ Howard Hagen (November 9, 1946). "Aztecs Humble Loyola, 20-7". The San Diego Union. p. 2-B. 
  12. ^ Howard Hagen (November 17, 1946). "San Jose Bests San Diego, 6 To 0". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  13. ^ Howard Hagen (November 25, 1946). "Aztecs Win On Safety; Close Season Saturday". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  14. ^ Howard Hagen (December 1, 1946). "Aztecs 19-13 Victims Of LeBaron's Passing". The San Diego Union. p. 4-B. 
  15. ^ "San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  16. ^ "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  17. ^ "1947 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  18. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.