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1955 San Diego State Aztecs football team

The 1955 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State College[note 1] during the 1955 college football season.

1955 San Diego State Aztecs football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1955 record 2–8 (0–2 CCAA)
Head coach Bill Schutte (9th season)
Home stadium Aztec Bowl
Balboa Stadium
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State 2 0 0     9 1 0
Cal Poly 2 1 0     7 3 0
Santa Barbara 1 1 0     3 6 0
Los Angeles State 0 1 0     3 6 0
San Diego State 0 2 0     2 8 0
  • No champion named for the 1955 season
Rankings from AP Poll

San Diego State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by ninth-year head coach Bill Schutte, and played home games at both Aztec Bowl and Balboa Stadium. They finished the season with two and eight losses (2–8, 0–2 CCAA). The Aztecs were shutout three times, and a touchdown or less in 8 of 10 games. Overall, the team was outscored 65–231 for the season.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 24 at Pepperdine[note 2]* El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA L 0–21   [1]
October 1 Cal Poly[note 3] Aztec BowlSan Diego, CA L 6–12   8,000[2]
October 8 at Pomona-Claremont[note 4]* Claremont Alumni Field • Claremont, CA L 20–28   [3]
October 15 Arizona State[note 5]* Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA L 0–46   14,000[4]
October 22 San Diego NTS[note 6]* Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA W 14–12   6,000[5]
October 29 San Francisco State[note 7]*  Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA W 7–6   5,000[6]
November 5 at Fresno State[note 8] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA (Rivalry) L 6–20   6,228[7][8]
November 12 at New Mexico State* Memorial Stadium[note 9]Las Cruces, NM L 6–26   4,000[9]
November 19 San Diego Marines (MCRD)[10][note 10]* Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA L 0–32   4,000[11]
November 26 at Whittier* Hadley Field • Whittier, CA L 6–28   4,000[12]
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming.

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Team players in the NFLEdit

No San Diego State players were selected in the 1956 NFL Draft. [15]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937 to 1970.
  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. ^ What is now known as the Pomona-Pitzer football team was known as Pomona-Claremont from 1950 to 1961. Pitzer College did not exist until 1963.
  5. ^ Arizona State University was known as Arizona State College from 1945 to 1957.
  6. ^ The Naval Training Center San Diego (Naval Training Station) was a U.S. Navy facility from 1923 to 1997.
  7. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  8. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  9. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Memorial Stadium on the New Mexico State campus, which was opened for the 1978 season
  10. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922–1964.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (September 25, 1955). "Waves Jar Aztecs, Chase Jinx, 21-0". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. G-3. 
  2. ^ Howard Hagen (October 2, 1955). "Cal Poly's Rally Tops Aztecs, 12-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. A-38. 
  3. ^ Howard Hagen (October 9, 1955). "Pomona Ambushes Aztecs, 28-20". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-1. 
  4. ^ Dean Smith (October 16, 1955). "Sun Devils Slaughter Aztecs; San Diego Easy ASC Prey, 46-0". Arizona Republic. Phoenix, Arizona. p. 2-5. Retrieved March 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  
  5. ^ Howard Hagen (October 23, 1955). "Aztecs Edge Boots". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-3. 
  6. ^ Howard Hagen (October 30, 1955). "Aztecs Surprise Gators, 7-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. G-1. 
  7. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Fresno Tips State, 20-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. November 6, 1955. p. B-2. 
  9. ^ "New Mexico Aggies Stun State, 26-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. November 13, 1955. p. G-4. 
  10. ^ "Military Glory: Service Teams, in Their Heyday, Won Championships, Thrilled the Fans". Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  11. ^ Howard Hagen (November 20, 1955). "Marines' Big Line Helps Rap Aztecs, 32-0, In Fog". The San Diego Union. p. A-40. 
  12. ^ "Poets Deal Aztecs Eighth Loss, 28-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. November 27, 1955. p. G-3. 
  13. ^ "San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  14. ^ "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  15. ^ "1956 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.