1971 San Jose State Spartans football team

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1971 San Jose State Spartans football
SJSU Main Logo from 1971 to 1982.png
ConferencePacific Coast Athletic Association
1971 record5–6–1 (4–1 PCAA)
Head coachDeWayne King (2nd season)
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium
(Capacity: 18,155)
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

The 1971 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San Jose State College[note 1] during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 2] The team was led by second year head coach DeWayne "Dewey" King. They played home games at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. The Spartans finished the season with a record of five wins, six losses and one tie (5–6–1, 4–1 PCAA).

At the end of the season, the Spartans qualified for the postseason Pasadena Bowl game against the Memphis State Tigers. Memphis State won the game, 9–28.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 18at Fresno State[note 3]L 7–148,526[1]
September 25at California*L 10–34
October 2at Houston*L 20–34
October 8Long Beach State[note 4]W 30–28
October 16New Mexico*
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
T 21–2115,374[2]
October 23at Oregon*L 14–3414,000
October 30Pacific (CA)dagger
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
W 28–1812,162[3]
November 6San Diego State[note 5]
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
W 45–716,394[4]
November 13at No. 10 Stanford*W 13–12
November 20No. 9 Arizona State*
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
L 6–49
November 27at UC Santa BarbaraW 55–10
December 18vs. Memphis State[note 6]*L 9–28
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from no poll released prior to the game

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following San Jose State players were selected in the 1972 NFL Draft.[7]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Dave Chaney Linebacker 14 360 Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Dahl Defensive back 16 400 New England Patriots

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 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, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  4. ^ California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) was known as California State College, Long Beach from 1964 to 1971.
  5. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ University of Memphis was known as Memphis State University from 1957 to 1994.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  2. ^ "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
  3. ^ "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
  4. ^ "San Jose St. Shocks San Diego St, 45-7". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 7, 1971. p. D-18. Retrieved January 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  5. ^ "San Jose State 1971 Schedule". Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "San Jose State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "1972 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.