Santa Clara Broncos football
The Santa Clara Broncos football program was the intercollegiate American football team for Santa Clara University located in Santa Clara, California. Santa Clara played its first football game against St. Mary's College in San Francisco in 1896. Santa Clara compiled an all-time record of 352–244–28 (.587).
|Santa Clara Broncos|
|Stadium||Kezar Stadium (in San Francisco, 1925–1952)|
Buck Shaw Stadium
|Field surface||Natural grass|
|Location||Santa Clara, California|
|NCAA division||Division II|
|Conference||Division II Independent|
|All-time record||352–244–28 (.587)|
|Bowl record||3–0 (1.000)|
|Conference titles||2 (1983, 1985)|
|Rivalries||St. Mary's Gaels|
California Golden Bears
San Francisco Dons
|Colors||Maroon and White|
At the conclusion of the 1992 season, the Santa Clara football program was discontinued due to new NCAA regulations which mandated all sports be played at the same level at each university. Santa Clara had fielded all Division I teams with the exception of the Division II football team, and elected not to field a team at the Division I-AA level.
Notable former playersEdit
Notable alumni include:
|Year||Conference||Coach||Overall record||Conference record|
|1983||Western Football Conference (Co-Championship)||Pat Malley||6–4–0||2–1|
|Total conference championships||2|
Bowl game appearancesEdit
|1936||January 1, 1937||Sugar||New Orleans||W||LSU||21||14||Buck Shaw|
|1937||January 1, 1938||Sugar||W||LSU||6||0|
|1949||January 2, 1950||Orange||Miami||W||Kentucky||21||13||Len Casanova|
|Total||3 bowl games||3–0||48||27|
- "SCU Color Palette - University Marketing and Communications - Santa Clara University". Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- "Santa Clara Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2012-06-20.