1948 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1948 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1948 record 3–6–1 (2–3 CCAA)
Head coach Ken Gleason (2nd season)
Home stadium Ratcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State $ 5 0 0     9 3 0
Pacific 4 1 0     7 1 2
Santa Barbara 2 3 0     6 5 0
Fresno State 2 3 0     3 6 1
San Diego State 1 4 0     4 7 0
Cal Poly 1 4 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented Fresno State Normal School[note 1] during the 1948 college football season.

Fresno State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by second-year head coach Ken Gleason and played home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. They finished the season with a record of three wins, six losses and one tie (3–6–1, 2–3 CCAA). The Bulldogs were outscored 108–267 for the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 25 at Portland Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR T 6–6[1]  
October 2 Santa Clara* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA L 7–45   12,081
October 9 at Cal Poly[note 2]* Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, CA L 14–26  
October 16 Santa Barbara[note 3] Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 28–7[2]   5,218
October 23 at Pepperdine[note 4]* Wrigley FieldLos Angeles, CA L 13–14[3]   5,000
October 30 New Mexico* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 20–14   4,698
November 6 at San Diego State[note 5] Aztec BowlSan Diego, CA (Rivalry) W 7–6[4]   5,000
November 11 Nevada* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA L 7–53   11,554
November 19 at San Jose State[note 6]* Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA (Rivalry) L 6–41   10,000
November 25 Pacific (CA)[note 7] Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA L 0–55   6,487
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Fresno State Bulldog players were selected in the 1949 NFL Draft.[7][8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1958.
  4. ^ Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937 to 1970.
  5. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pilots, Fresno Battle to Tie". Statesman Journal. Salem, Oregon. September 26, 1948. p. 10. Retrieved January 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Ventura Ties West Loop". The Bakersfield Californian. Bakersfield, California. October 18, 1948. p. 23. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Jack Curnow (October 24, 1948). "Pepperdine Nips Fresno, 14-13". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. I-29. Retrieved January 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Howard Hagen (November 7, 1948). "Bulldogs Humble Aztecs, 7 to 6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 33-A.
  5. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "1949 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.