1967 Valley State Matadors football team

The 1967 Valley State Matadors football team represented San Fernando Valley State College—now known as California State University, Northridge—as a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) during the 1967 NCAA College Division football season. Led by sixth-year head coach Sam Winningham, Valley State compiled an overall record of 6–4 with a mark of 3–2 in conference play, tying for second place in the CCAA. This was the first winning season for the Matadors in their sixth year of existence. At the end of the regular season, conference champion San Diego State qualified for a berth in one of the college division regional championship games (the Camellia Bowl), so second-place Valley State was chosen to represent the CCAA in the Pasadena Bowl.In their first bowl game appearance, the Matadors lost to West Texas State. Valley State played home games at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California.

1967 Valley State Matadors football
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association
Record6–4 (3–2 CCAA)
Head coach
Home stadiumBirmingham High School
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1/1 San Diego State $ 5 0 0 10 1 0
Valley State 3 2 0 6 4 0
Long Beach State 3 2 0 5 5 0
Fresno State 3 2 0 3 8 0
Cal Poly 1 4 0 3 7 0
Cal State Los Angeles 0 5 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP/UPI small college polls

Schedule

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DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 16at Whittier*
W 30–7
September 29at Long Beach StateW 35–25
October 7Fresno StateL 25–31
October 14at Santa Clara*L 14–347,200[1]
October 21Cal Poly
  • Birmingham High School
  • Van Nuys, CA
W 40–216,300[2]
October 28at UC Santa Barbara*W 28–276,500[3]
November 4Cal Poly Pomona* 
  • Birmingham High School
  • Van Nuys, CA
W 53–135,000–5,300[4][5]
November 11No. 1 San Diego State
  • Birmingham High School
  • Van Nuys, CA
L 21–309,200[6]
November 18at Cal State Los AngelesW 42–63,241–3,300[7][8]
December 2vs. West Texas State*
L 13–35
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Team players in the NFL

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No Valley State players were selected in the 1968 NFL Draft.[10][11][12]

The following finished their college career in 1967, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL team
Bruce Lemmerman QB 1968 Atlanta Falcons

References

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  1. ^ "Cumulative Football Statistics Report". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved May 28, 2022.
  2. ^ "Cumulative Football Statistics Report". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  3. ^ "Cumulative Football Statistics Report". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  4. ^ "Diablos Bow, 16-6". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 5, 1967. p. D-13. Retrieved January 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Cumulative Football Statistics Report". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved May 25, 2022.
  6. ^ "Aztecs Outlast Matadors, 30-21". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 12, 1967. p. D-12. Retrieved January 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Valley State Rips Diablos to Near Bowl". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 19, 1967. p. D-17. Retrieved January 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Cumulative Football Statistics Report". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved May 23, 2022.
  9. ^ "1967 - Cal St.-Northridge". Archived from the original on September 11, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  10. ^ "1968 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  11. ^ "Cal State-Northridge Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  12. ^ "Draft History: Cal State-Northridge". Retrieved March 18, 2017.