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1954 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

The 1954 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented Fresno State College[note 1] during the 1954 college football season.

1954 Fresno State Bulldogs football
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CCAA champion
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association
1954 record7–3 (4–0 CCAA)
Head coachClark Van Galder (3rd season)
Home stadiumRatcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State $ 4 0 0     7 3 0
Cal Poly 3 1 0     6 4 0
San Diego State 2 2 0     5 4 0
Santa Barbara 1 3 0     4 5 0
Los Angeles State 0 4 0     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The team was led by third-year head coach Clark Van Galder and played home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. They finished the season as champions of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), with a record of seven wins and three losses (7–3, 4–0 CCAA).

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 25Hawaii*L 20–259,871
October 2Los Angeles State[note 2]
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 49–195,663
October 9Utah State[note 3]*
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 23–137,204
October 16at Nevada*
W 52–62,500
October 23at Santa Barbara[note 5]
W 26–205,000
October 30at San Diego State[note 6]W 20–0[1]12,000
November 7Cal Poly[note 7]
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 16–1312,789
November 10San Diego Marines[note 8]*
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
L 0–206,339
November 14at San Jose State[note 9]*L 0–2810,000
November 26San Francisco State[note 10]*
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 39–204,085
  • *Non-conference game

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Team players in the NFLEdit

No Fresno State Bulldogs were selected in the 1955 NFL Draft.[4][5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  2. ^ California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1963.
  3. ^ Utah State University was known as Utah State Agricultural College from 1929 to 1957.
  4. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Mackay Stadium, which was opened for the 1966 season."University of Nevada, Reno; Mackay Stadium". Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  5. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1958.
  6. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922 to 1964.
  9. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  10. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (October 31, 1954). "Fresno Blank Aztecs, 20-0". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. G-1.
  2. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "1955 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.