1941 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1941 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
CCAA co-champion
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1941 record 4–3–2 (2–0–1 CCAA)
Head coach James Bradshaw (6th season)
Home stadium Fresno State College Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State + 2 0 1     5 3 3
Fresno State + 2 0 1     4 3 2
Santa Barbara State 1 2 0     3 5 1
San Diego State 0 3 0     6 4 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented Fresno State Normal School[note 1] during the 1941 college football season.

Fresno State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by sixth-year head coach James Bradshaw and played home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. They finished the season as co-champions of the CCAA, with a record of four wins, three losses and two ties (4–3–2, 2–0–1 CCAA). The Bulldogs outscored their opponents 118–90 for the season, including shutting out their opponents four times.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 27 West Texas State[note 2]* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA L 6–7[1]   11,000
October 4 Camp Haan (CA)* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA T 7–7[2]  
October 11 at Santa Barbara State[note 3] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 26–0[3]   5,000
October 18 at Nevada* Mackay Stadium [note 4]Reno, NV W 6–3[4]   4,000
October 25 San Diego State[note 5] Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) W 26–0[5]   6,720
November 1 San Francisco* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA L 27–47[6]   12,000
November 11 Pacific (CA)[note 6]* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 13–0[7]   13,000
November 14 at San Jose State[note 7] Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA (Rivalry) T 0–0[8]   10,000
November 20 Arizona State[note 8]*dagger Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA L 7–26[9]   8,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Fresno State Bulldog players were selected in the 1942 NFL Draft.[12][13]

The following Fresno State Bulldog players finished their college career in 1941, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL team
Len Masini Blocking Back – Fullback – Linebacker 1947 San Francisco 49ers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948
  2. ^ West Texas A&M University was known as West Texas State Teachers College from 1923 to 1948.
  3. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara State College from 1921 to 1943.
  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. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  7. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  8. ^ Arizona State University was known as Arizona State Teachers College from 1929 to 1944.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texans Spill Fresno State". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. September 28, 1941. p. 15. Retrieved February 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Fresno Eleven Ties Camp Haan". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. October 5, 1941. p. 19. Retrieved February 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Fresno State Overpowers Santa Barbara 26-0". The Fresno Bee. Fresno, California. October 12, 1941. p. 1C. Retrieved February 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Ed Orman (October 19, 1941). "Fresno State Defeats U Of Nevada 6-3". The Fresno Bee. Fresno, California. p. 1C. Retrieved February 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Fresno State Spanks San Diego Team". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. October 26, 1941. p. 18. Retrieved February 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Dons Defeat Fresno, 47-27, Before 12,000". Oakland Tribune. Oakland, California. November 2, 1941. p. 12-A. Retrieved February 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "Fresno Trips Pacific". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. November 12, 1941. p. 17. Retrieved February 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "Fresno State, San Jose Tie". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. November 16, 1941. p. 14. Retrieved February 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  9. ^ Ed Orman (November 21, 1941). "Arizona State of Tempe Hands Fresno 26 To 7 Licking In Final Game". The Fresno Bee. Fresno, California. p. 2-B. Retrieved February 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  10. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  11. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  12. ^ "1942 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  13. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.