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1947 Pacific Tigers football team

The 1947 Pacific Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the College of the Pacific (COP)[note 1] during the 1947 college football season.

1947 Pacific Tigers football
CCAA champion
Grape Bowl, W 35–21 vs. Utah State
Raisin Bowl, W 26–14 vs. Wichita
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1947 record 10–1 (5–0 CCAA)
Head coach Larry Siemering (1st season)
Home stadium Baxter Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pacific $ 5 0 0     10 1 0
San Jose State 3 2 0     9 3 0
Fresno State 2 1 2     3 6 2
San Diego State 2 2 1     7 3 1
Santa Barbara 1 3 1     4 3 1
Cal Poly 0 5 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

COP competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). In their first season under head coach Larry Siemering, the Tigers were champion of the CCAA, had ten wins and one loss (10–1, 5–0 CCAA) and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 373 to 111. At the end of the season, the Tigers were invited to two different bowl games. The first was the Grape Bowl in Lodi, California versus Utah State. The second was a New Year's Day (1948) game, the Raisin Bowl in Fresno, California against Wichita. The Tigers were victorious in both of the bowl games.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26 Willamette* Baxter Stadium • Stockton, California W 56–0  
October 3 at Loyola (CA)[note 2]* Gilmore Stadium • Los Angeles W 25–7  
October 11 San Diego State[note 3] Baxter Stadium • Stockton, California W 13–0   8,000[1]
October 18 Santa Clara*  Baxter Stadium • Stockton, California L 20–21  
October 25 at Cal Poly[note 4] Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California W 41–7  
October 31 at San Jose State[note 5] Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California W 14–0  
November 7 at Santa Barbara[note 6] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 44–19  
November 14 South Dakota* Baxter Stadium • Stockton, California W 52–0  
November 21 Fresno State[note 7] Baxter Stadium • Stockton, California W 47–22  
December 13 Utah State[note 8]* Grape Bowl • Lodi, California (Grape Bowl) W 35–21  
January 1 Wichita* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California (Raisin Bowl) W 26–14  
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming.

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Team players in the NFLEdit

No College of the Pacific players were selected in the 1948 NFL Draft.[3][4][5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  2. ^ Loyola Marymount University was known as Loyola University of Los Angeles from 1930 to 1973.
  3. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1958.
  7. ^ California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948
  8. ^ Utah State University was known as Utah State Agricultural College from 1929 to 1957.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aztecs Trailing In First Half". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 12, 1947. p. 2-B. 
  2. ^ "1947 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ "1948 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.