1949 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1949 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1949 record 3–8 (2–3 CCAA)
Head coach Alvin Pierson (2nd season)
Home stadium Ratcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State $ 4 0 0     9 4 0
San Diego State 3 1 0     6 3 0
Cal Poly 1 3 0     4 6 0
Fresno State 1 3 0     3 8 0
Santa Barbara 1 3 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented Fresno State College[note 1] during the 1949 college football season.

Fresno State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by head coach Alvin Pierson in his second one-year stint in the position. He had previously been coach in 1945. The Bulldogs 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 and eight losses (3–8, 1–3 CCAA). The Bulldogs were outscored 156–344 for the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 24 Cal Poly[note 2] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA W 20–7   9,141
October 1 Santa Clara* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA L 0–53   10,324
October 7 at Loyola (CA)[note 3]* Gilmore Stadium • Los Angeles, CA L 13–52[1]   4,000
October 14 at Santa Barbara[note 4] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA L 7–14[2]  
October 22 at Nevada* Mackay Stadium[note 5]Reno, NV L 13–34[3]   6,500
October 29 Naval Air Station Alameda[note 6]* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 55–30   2,583
November 5 San Diego State[note 7] Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) L 7–18[4]   5,150
November 11 Pepperdine[note 8]* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 20–7   4,729
November 18 at Pacific (CA)[note 9]* Baxter Stadium • Stockton, CA L 0–45   8,500
November 24 San Jose State[note 10] Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) L 7–43   6,381
December 2 at Hawaii* Honolulu StadiumHonolulu, HI (Rivalry) L 14–41   20,000
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following Fresno State Bulldogs were selected in the 1950 NFL Draft.[7][8]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Bill Montgomery Back 23 295 Chicago Cardinals

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. ^ Loyola Marymount University was known as Loyola University of Los Angeles from 1930 to 1973.
  4. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1958.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Naval Air Station Alameda was a Naval Air Station from 1940 to 1997. For many years they fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams.
  7. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  8. ^ Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937 to 1970.
  9. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  10. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jack Geyer (October 8, 1949). "Loyola Lions Rip Fresno by 52 to 13". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III 3. Retrieved January 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "91-Yard Runback Beats Fresno, 14-7". Oakland Tribune. Oakland, California. October 15, 1949. p. 11 D. Retrieved January 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Nevada Drops Fresno, 34-13". The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, Utah. October 23, 1949. p. 8B. Retrieved January 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Howard Hagen (November 6, 1949). "S.D. State Turns Back Fresno's Bid, 18 to 7". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-2.
  5. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "1950 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved 12 December 2016.