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1952 San Francisco State Gators football team

The 1952 San Francisco State Gators football team represented San Francisco State College[note 1] during the 1952 college football season.

1952 San Francisco State Gators football
Conference Far Western Conference
1952 record 3–6, 1 win forfeited (1–0 FWC)
Head coach Joe Verducci (3rd season)
Home stadium Cox Stadium
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Humboldt State $ 3 0 0     7 1 0
Northern Branch 2 1 0     2 7 0
San Francisco State 1 0 0     3 6 0
Chico State 1 3 0     1 6 0
Southern Oregon 0 3 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion

San Francisco State competed in the Far Western Conference (FWC)[note 2]. The Gators were led by third-year head coach Joe Verducci. They played home games at Cox Stadium in San Francisco, California. On the field, the team finished the season with a record of four wins and five losses (4–5, 1–0 FWC). For the season the team was outscored by its opponents 211–219.

After the season, San Francisco State was forced to forfeit its win vs. Whittier. That brought the adjusted record to three wins and six losses (3–6, 1–0 FWC).

Contents

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26 Pepperdine[note 3]* Cox StadiumSan Francisco W 21–0  
October 3 Whittier* Cox Stadium • San Francisco L 38–26
forfeit loss  
October 11 Occidental* Cox Stadium • San Francisco W 14–0  
October 18 at Cal Poly[note 4]* Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California L 26–34  
October 25 at Santa Barbara[note 5]* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 6–20  
October 31 Chico State[note 6] Cox Stadium • San Francisco W 39–19  
November 8 at San Diego State[note 7]* Aztec BowlSan Diego L 28–39   5,000[1]
November 15 at College of Idaho* Hayman Field • Caldwell, Idaho L 19–33  
November 22 at Fresno State[note 8]* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California L 20–48   5,119 [2]
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFLEdit

No San Francisco State players were selected in the 1953 NFL Draft.[4][5][6]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ The Northern California Athletic Conference (NCAC) was known as the Far Western Conference (FWC) from its founding in 1925 to 1982.
  3. ^ Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937 to 1970.
  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. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1957.
  6. ^ California State University, Chico was known as Chico State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  8. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (November 9, 1952). "Aztecs Rally to Whip San Francisco, 39-28". The San Diego Union. p. B-1. 
  2. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1952 - San Francisco St. (CA)". Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ "1953 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ "San Francisco St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Draft History: San Francisco State". Retrieved April 3, 2017.