1952 San Francisco State Gators football team
|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|
|1952 Far Western Conference football standings|
|Humboldt State $||3||–||0||–||0||7||–||1||–||0|
|San Francisco State||1||–||0||–||0||3||–||6||–||0|
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).
|September 26||Pepperdine[note 3]*||Cox Stadium • San Francisco||W 21–0|
|October 3||Whittier*||Cox Stadium • San Francisco||L 38–26
|October 11||Occidental*||Cox Stadium • San Francisco||W 14–0|
|October 18||at Cal Poly[note 4]*||Mustang Stadium • San 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 Bowl • San Diego||L 28–39||5,000|
|November 15||at College of Idaho*||Hayman Field • Caldwell, Idaho||L 19–33|
|November 22||at Fresno State[note 8]*||Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, California||L 20–48||5,119 |
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- San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
- The Northern California Athletic Conference (NCAC) was known as the Far Western Conference (FWC) from its founding in 1925 to 1982.
- Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937 to 1970.
- 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.
- University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1957.
- California State University, Chico was known as Chico State College from 1935 to 1971.
- San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
- California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
- Howard Hagen (November 9, 1952). "Aztecs Rally to Whip San Francisco, 39-28". The San Diego Union. p. B-1.
- "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
- "1952 - San Francisco St. (CA)". Retrieved March 4, 2017.
- "1953 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017.
- "San Francisco St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved July 5, 2017.
- "Draft History: San Francisco State". Retrieved April 3, 2017.