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1947 San Jose State Spartans football team

The 1947 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San Jose State College[note 1] during the 1947 College Division football season.

1947 San Jose State Spartans football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1947 record 9–3 (3–2 CCAA)
Head coach Wilbur V. "Bill" Hubbard (2nd season)
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
(Capacity: 18,155)
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

San Jose State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The team was led by head coach Wilbur V. "Bill" Hubbard, in his second year, and played home games at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. They finished the season with a record of nine wins and three losses (9–3, 3–2 CCAA).

Contents

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 19 San Francisco* Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California L 6–20   15,500
September 26 Hawaii All-Stars* Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California W 35–18   8,500
October 3 Hardin–Simmons* Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California W 19–12   11,000
October 11 at Puget Sound* Tacoma, WA W 18–0  
October 17 Santa Barbara[note 2] Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California W 39–0  
October 25 at San Diego State[note 3] Balboa StadiumSan Diego W 32–7   25,000[1][2]
October 31 Pacific (CA)[note 4] Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California L 0–14  
November 8 at BYU* Cougar Stadium[note 5]Provo, Utah W 28–19   5,000
November 22 Cal Poly[note 6] Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California W 47–0  
November 27 Fresno State[note 7] Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California (Rivalry) L 20–21   8,500[3]
December 9 Moiliili Bears (HI)* Honolulu StadiumHonolulu, HI W 53–0   2,500[4]
December 17 Wahiawa Leilehua HS Alumni (HI)* Honolulu Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 20–14   3,000[5]
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFLEdit

No San Jose State players were selected in the 1948 NFL Draft.[8][9]

The following finished their San Jose State career in 1947, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position NFL team
Floyd Collier Tackle 1948 San Francisco 49ers

NotesEdit

  1. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1957.
  3. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  4. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  5. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Cougar Stadium on the BYU campus, which was opened for the 1964 season
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (October 26, 1947). "Spartans Pacing San Diego State". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 2-B. 
  2. ^ Howard Hagen (October 27, 1947). "Spartans Knock Aztecs From Title Contention". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 3-B. 
  3. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Spartans Defeat Moiliili 53 To 0". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Santa Cruz, California. December 10, 1947. p. 8. Retrieved February 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  
  5. ^ "Spartans in 20-14 Victory After Rain Causes Mix-up". Oakland Tribune. Oakland, California. December 18, 1947. p. C-1. Retrieved February 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  
  6. ^ "San Jose State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  7. ^ "San Jose State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  8. ^ "1948 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  9. ^ "San Jose St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 16, 2016.