1968 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1968 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
CCAA champion
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association
1968 record7–4 (4–0 CCAA)
Head coachDarryl Rogers (3rd season)
Home stadiumRatcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#18 UPI Fresno State $ 4 0 0     7 4 0
Cal Poly 2 2 0     7 3 0
Cal State Los Angeles 2 2 0     6 3 0
Valley State 1 3 0     5 4 0
Cal State Long Beach 1 3 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
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.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 21Idaho State*L 23–388,615
September 28at San Jose State[note 2]*L 21–259,500
October 5at Portland State*W 30–13
October 12Valley State[note 3]
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 35–126,346[1]
October 19Cal Poly[note 4]
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 17–010,071[2]
October 25Cal State Los AngelesW 42–201,815[3]
November 2at No. 1 San Diego State[note 5]*L 12–4224,387
November 9Long Beach State[note 6]
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 34–288,201
November 16Montana State*
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 31–16[4]7,245
November 23Pacific (CA)*
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 10–37,752
December 14Humboldt State[note 7]*L 14–298,168[5]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Small-College Football Poll poll released prior to the game

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1969 NFL Draft.[8][9]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
John Stahl Guard 16 407 Detroit Lions

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949–1971. See: Fresno State
  2. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  3. ^ California State University, Northridge was known as San Fernando Valley State College from 1958 to 1971.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) was known as California State College, Long Beach from 1964 to 1971.
  7. ^ Humboldt State University was known as Humboldt State College from 1935 to 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SF State Remains Unbeaten". Red Bluff Daily News. Red Bluff, California. October 14, 1968. p. 7. Retrieved March 31, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  2. ^ "'Jacks, Gators To Clash for Top Spot". The Times Standard. Eureka, California. October 21, 1968. p. 6. Retrieved March 31, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  3. ^ "Fresno Makes Interceptions Pay Off, 42-20". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 26, 1968. p. III-D. Retrieved January 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  4. ^ "Valley State Stages 'Miracle' Rally to Win". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 17, 1968. p. D-18. Retrieved January 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  5. ^ "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.open access
  6. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "1969 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.