1968 Fresno State Bulldogs football team
|1968 Fresno State Bulldogs football|
|Conference||California Collegiate Athletic Association|
|1968 record||7–4 (4–0 CCAA)|
|Head coach||Darryl Rogers (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Ratcliffe Stadium|
|1968 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings|
|#18 UPI Fresno State $||4||–||0||–||0||7||–||4||–||0|
|Cal State Los Angeles||2||–||2||–||0||6||–||3||–||0|
|Cal State Long Beach||1||–||3||–||0||3||–||7||–||0|
Rankings from College Division poll
The 1968 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented Fresno State College[note 1] during the 1968 NCAA College Division football season. This was the last season Fresno State was in the NCAA College Division and in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The following year, Bulldogs moved to the University Division and became a charter member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.
The team was led by third-year head coach Darryl Rogers and played home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. They finished the season as Champions of the CCAA, with a record of seven wins and four losses (7–4, 4–0 CCAA). As champion, the Bulldogs qualified for the 1968 Camellia Bowl, which was played in Sacramento, California vs. the champion of the Far Western Conference, the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. Humboldt State prevailed 29–14.
|September 21||Idaho State*||L 23–38||8,615|
|September 28||at San Jose State[note 2]*||L 21–25||9,500|
|October 5||at Portland State*||W 30–13|
|October 12||Valley State[note 3]||W 35–12||6,346|
|October 19||Cal Poly[note 4]||W 17–0||10,071|
|October 25||Cal State Los Angeles||W 42–20||1,815|
|November 2||at No. 1 San Diego State[note 5]*||L 12–42||24,387|
|November 9||Long Beach State[note 6]||W 34–28||8,201|
|November 16||Montana State*||W 31–16||7,245|
|November 23||Pacific (CA)*||W 10–3||7,752|
|December 14||Humboldt State[note 7]*||L 14–29||8,168|
Team players in the NFL
|John Stahl||Guard||16||407||Detroit Lions|
- California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949–1971. See: Fresno State
- San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
- California State University, Northridge was known as San Fernando Valley State College from 1958 to 1971.
- 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.
- San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
- California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) was known as California State College, Long Beach from 1964 to 1971.
- Humboldt State University was known as Humboldt State College from 1935 to 1972.
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- "Humboldt State Routs Error-Plagued Fresno". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. December 15, 1968. p. D-6. Retrieved March 31, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
- "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
- "1969 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
- "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.