1969 Cal State Los Angeles Diablos football team

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1969 Cal State Los Angeles Diablos football
ConferencePacific Coast Athletic Association
1969 record0–9 (0–4 PCAA)
Head coachWalt Thurmond (1st season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Diego State $ 6 0 0     11 0 0
Long Beach State 3 1 0     8 3 0
Pacific (CA) 2 2 0     7 3 0
San Jose State 1 1 0     2 8 0
UC Santa Barbara 1 3 0     6 4 0
Fresno State 1 3 0     6 4 0
Cal State Los Angeles 0 4 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Cal State Los Angeles Diablos football team represented California State University, Los Angeles during the 1969 NCAA University Division football season.

This was Cal State LA's first year in the University Division and was the inaugural season for the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 1] The team was led by Walt Thurmond in his first, and only year as head coach. They played only two home games, both at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The team finished the season with a record of zero wins and nine losses (0–9, 0–4 CCAA). The Diablos were shutout four times in 1969, and scored only 67 points for the season while giving up 329.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 27at San Diego State[note 2]L 0–4938,258[1]
October 4at Cal Poly Pomona[note 3]*
L 13–142,500[2]
October 11No. 11 Northern Arizona*L 14–201,147[3]
October 25at Fresno State[note 4]L 0–249,303[4]
November 1at Hawaii*L 28–5220,223[5]
November 8at UC Santa BarbaraL 6–284,500[6]
November 15at Long Beach State[note 5]L 0–42[7]
November 22at Tampa (FL)*L 0–5310,352[8]
November 29Valley State[note 6]*
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, California
L 6–471,371[9]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from no poll released prior to the game

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Cal State Los Angeles players were selected in the 1970 NFL Draft.[11][12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  2. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  3. ^ California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) was officially known as California State Polytechnic College, Kellogg-Voorhis from 1966 to 1971. However, it was more commonly known as Cal Poly (Pomona).
  4. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  5. ^ California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) was known as California State College, Long Beach from 1964 to 1971.
  6. ^ California State University, Northridge was known as San Fernando Valley State College from 1958 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shaw Passes Aztecs to Rout of Diablos". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 28, 1969. p. D16 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ Jerry Miles (October 5, 1969). "It's All Over at Cal Poly". Progress Bulletin. Pomona, California. p. 4-2 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ Bill Nixon (October 12, 1969). "Axers Take a Squeaker". Arizona Republic. Phoenix, Arizona. p. D-1 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "Fresno St., 24-0". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. October 26, 1969. p. S-2 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ "Hawaii Blasts Diablos, 52-28". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 3, 1969. pp. 3–10 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  6. ^ "UCSB Downs Diablos". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. November 9, 1969. p. S-3 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  7. ^ "49ers 'Intercept' CSLA, 6th Win in Row, 42-0". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. November 16, 1969. p. S-1 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  8. ^ "Diablo Tackles Were Right: Tampa, 53-0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 23, 1969. p. D-16 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  9. ^ "Valley State Routs Winless Diablos, 47-6". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 23, 1969. p. D-6 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  10. ^ "1969 - Cal St.-Los Angeles". Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  11. ^ "1970 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "Los Angeles St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 19, 2017.