1971 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1971 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1971 record 6–5 (3–2 PCAA)
Head coach Darryl Rogers (6th season)
Home stadium Ratcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Long Beach State $ 5 1 0     8 4 0
San Jose State 4 1 0     5 6 1
Fresno State 3 2 0     6 5 0
San Diego State 2 3 0     6 5 0
UC Santa Barbara 2 3 0     3 8 0
Pacific (CA) 1 4 0     3 8 0
Cal State Los Angeles 0 3 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented Fresno State College[note 1] during the 1971 University Division football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 2] The team was led by head coach Darryl Rogers, in his sixth year, and they played their home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. They finished the season with a record of six wins and five losses (6–5, 3–2 PCAA).

At the end of the season, an extra charity bowl game was added due to benefit the children of three Cal State Fullerton coaches and a pilot who had been killed in an airplane crash a month earlier.[1] The game was called Mercy Bowl II, and was played on December 11 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 11 Cal State Hayward[note 3]* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA L 14–18   8,769
September 18 San Jose State[note 4] Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) W 14–7   8,526
September 25 at Montana State* Gatton Field • Bozeman, MT L 28–37[2]   7,500
October 2 Hawaii* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) W 19–8   9,441
October 16 at Cal Poly[note 5]* Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, CA W 13–10[3]   8,500
October 23 Cal State Los Angeles Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 47–7[4]   7,723
October 30 San Diego State[note 6] Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) W 17–10[5]   11,140
November 5 at Long Beach State[note 7] Veterans StadiumLong Beach, CA L 13–30  
November 13 Valley State[note 8]* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 23–7   5,457
November 20 at Pacific (CA) Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, CA L 13–14[6]   10,000
December 11 at Cal State Fullerton[note 9]* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Mercy Bowl II) L 14–17[7]   16,854
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Fresno State players were selected in the 1972 NFL Draft.[10][11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  2. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  3. ^ California State University, East Bay was known as California State College at Hayward from 1963 to 1971.
  4. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) was known as California State College, Long Beach from 1964 to 1971.
  8. ^ California State University, Northridge was known as San Fernando Valley State College from 1958 to 1971.
  9. ^ California State University, Fullerton was known as California State College at Fullerton from 1964 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  2. ^ "San Diego St. in Slump, Bows to Southern Mississippi, 10-0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 26, 1971. p. D-14. Retrieved March 14, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Metcalf Leads 49ers Past Diablos, 36-7". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 17, 1971. p. D-16. Retrieved March 14, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Diablos Lose to Fresno St., 47-7". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. October 24, 1971. p. S-2. Retrieved February 3, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "San Diego St. Suffers 17-10 Loss to Fresno". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 31, 1971. p. D-16. Retrieved March 14, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Cal Lutheran Wins, Awaits NAIA Bid". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 21, 1971. p. D-14. Retrieved March 14, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ Dave Distel (December 12, 1971). "16,854 See Fullerton Win Mercy Bowl". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. D-1. Retrieved February 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "Fresno State 1971 Schedule". Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  9. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "1972 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  11. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.