1971 Valley State Matadors football team

The 1971 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 1971 NCAA College Division football season. Led by first-year head coach Rod Humenuik, Valley State compiled an overall record of 4–7 with a mark of 1–2 in conference play, placing third in the CCAA. The Matadors played home games at the new campus stadium, North Campus Stadium in Northridge, California.

1971 Valley State Matadors football
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association
Record4–7 (1–2 CCAA)
Head coach
Home stadiumNorth Campus Stadium
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Cal Poly $ 3 0 0 6 5 0
Cal State Fullerton 3 1 0 7 4 0
Valley State 1 2 0 4 7 0
Cal Poly Pomona 1 3 0 6 5 0
UC Riverside 0 2 0 2 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion

Schedule edit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 18Cal State Hayward*L 3–265,000
September 25San Francisco State*
  • North Campus Stadium
  • Northridge, CA
W 34–02,000–4,000[1][2][3]
October 2at Long Beach State*L 7–34
October 9UC Santa Barbara*
  • North Campus Stadium
  • Northridge, CA
W 15–14
October 16at Cal State FullertonL 8–364,950[4]
October 23Cal Poly
  • North Campus Stadium
  • Northridge, CA
L 0–194,500[5]
October 30at Northern Arizona*L 0–485,870[6]
November 6Cal Poly Pomona
  • North Campus Stadium
  • Northridge, CA
W 37–311,500[7]
November 13at Fresno State*L 7–235,457[8]
November 20at Cal State Los Angeles*
W 31–71,000–1,500[9][10]
November 27Weber State*
  • North Campus Stadium
  • Northridge, CA
L 7–44
  • *Non-conference game

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Team players in the NFL edit

The following Valley State players were selected in the 1972 NFL Draft.[13][14][15]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Leon Pettigrew Tackle 13 331 San Francisco 49ers
Ted Covington Wide Receiver 13 333 Oakland Raiders

References edit

  1. ^ "San Diego St. in Slump, Bows to Southern Mississippi, 10-0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 26, 1971. p. D-14. Retrieved March 14, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ "Final 1971 Cumulative Football Statistics Report". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved May 16, 2022.
  3. ^ "Final 1971 Cumulative Football Statistics Report". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  4. ^ Earl Gustkey (October 17, 1971). "Titans Shine in the Rain, 36-8". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. D-17. Retrieved February 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Long Beach St. Beats Santa Barbara, 31-10". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 24, 1971. p. D-14. Retrieved February 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "San Diego St. Suffers 17-10 Loss to Fresno". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 31, 1971. p. D-16. Retrieved March 14, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "San Jose St. Shocks San Diego St., 45-7". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 7, 1971. p. D-18. Retrieved February 22, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  9. ^ "Valley State 31, Cal State (LA) 7". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 21, 1971. p. D-14. Retrieved February 3, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Final 1971 Cumulative Football Statistics Report". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved May 23, 2022.
  11. ^ "Final 1971 Cumulative Football Statistics Report". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved May 28, 2022.
  12. ^ "1971 - Cal St.-Northridge". Archived from the original on September 11, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  13. ^ "1972 NFL Draft". Archived from the original on December 21, 2007. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  14. ^ "Cal State-Northridge Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "Draft History: Cal State-Northridge". Retrieved March 18, 2017.