1951 San Diego State Aztecs football team

The 1951 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State College[note 1] during the 1951 college football season.

1951 San Diego State Aztecs football
CCAA champion
Pineapple Bowl, W 34–13 vs. Hawaii
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association
Record10–0–1 (4–0 CCAA)
Head coach
Home stadiumAztec Bowl
Balboa Stadium
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
San Diego State $ 4 0 0 10 0 1
Cal Poly 2 1 1 5 4 1
Pepperdine 2 1 1 5 4 1
Santa Barbara 1 3 0 5 4 0
Los Angeles State 0 4 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

San Diego State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by fifth-year head coach Bill Schutte, and played home games at both Aztec Bowl and Balboa Stadium. They finished the season undefeated, with ten wins, no losses and one tie (10–0–1, 4–0 CCAA). Overall, the team was dominant in nearly every game, outscoring its opponents 386–133 for the season.

At the end of the regular season, the Aztecs were invited to the Pineapple Bowl in Hawaii. On January 1, 1952, they defeated the Hawaii Rainbows, 34–13.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 21at San Francisco State[note 2]*W 32–148,000[1]
September 29Submarines Pacific (CA)*W 37–2110,000[2]
October 6Cal Poly[note 3]
  • Aztec Bowl
  • San Diego, CA
W 32–138,500[3]
October 13San Diego Marines[4][note 4]*
W 34–1818,000[5]
October 20Arizona State[note 5]* 
  • Aztec Bowl
  • San Diego, CA
T 27–2712,500[6]
October 27Los Angeles State[note 6]
  • Aztec Bowl
  • San Diego, CA
W 64–06,000[7]
November 3at Fresno State[note 7]*W 13–78,121[8]
November 10at Redlands*
W 46–142,000[9]
November 16at Pepperdine[note 9]
W 27–6[10]
November 22Santa Barbara[note 10]
  • Aztec Bowl
  • San Diego, CA
W 40–07,000[11]
January 1at Hawaii*W 34–1311,000[12]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming

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Team players in the NFLEdit

The following San Diego State players were selected in the 1952 NFL Draft.[15]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Skeets Quinlan Halfback 4 49 Los Angeles Rams
Art Preston Back 21 253 Los Angeles Rams

NotesEdit

  1. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  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. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922 to 1964.
  5. ^ Arizona State University was known as Arizona State College from 1945 to 1957.
  6. ^ California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1963.
  7. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  8. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Ted Runner Stadium on the University of Redlands campus, which was opened for the 1968 season
  9. ^ Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937 to 1970.
  10. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1957.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (September 22, 1951). "San Diego Rips S.F. State, 32 to 14". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-3.
  2. ^ Howard Hagen (September 30, 1951). "Aztecs' Rally Trips SubPac". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-2.
  3. ^ Howard Hagen (October 7, 1951). "Aztecs Whip Mustangs, 32 to 13". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-3.
  4. ^ "Military Glory: Service Teams, in Their Heyday, Won Championships, Thrilled the Fans". Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Howard Hagen (October 14, 1951). "State Tops Marines, 34 To 18". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-3.
  6. ^ Howard Hagen (October 21, 1951). "Aztecs Gain Tie On Preston's Run". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-3.
  7. ^ Howard Hagen (October 28, 1951). "Aztecs Bop L.A. State". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-2.
  8. ^ Howard Hagen (November 4, 1951). "Aztecs Subdue Fresno, 13 to 7". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-2.
  9. ^ Howard Hagen (November 11, 1951). "Aztecs Drub Redlands, Maintain Clear Record". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-2.
  10. ^ Howard Hagen (November 17, 1951). "Aztecs Near Conference Title By Clipping Pepperdine, 27-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-3.
  11. ^ Howard Hagen (November 23, 1951). "Aztecs End Unbeaten Campaign With 40 to 0 Rout of Gauchos". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-3.
  12. ^ Howard Hagen (January 2, 1952). "Undefeated Staters Stage 34-13 Luau". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-5.
  13. ^ "San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  15. ^ "1952 NFL Draft". Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved December 7, 2016.