1972 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1972 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1972 record 6–4–1 (1–3 PCAA)
Head coach Darryl Rogers (7th season)
Home stadium Ratcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Diego State $ 4 0 0     10 1 0
Pacific (CA) 3 1 0     8 3 0
Fresno State 1 3 0     6 4 1
Long Beach State 1 3 0     5 6 0
San Jose State 1 3 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno[note 1] during the 1972 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 seventh (and last) 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, four losses and one tie (6–4–1, 1–3 PCAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 9 Sacramento State[note 3]* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA W 24–7   7,012
September 16 Western Michigan* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 41–14   7,992
September 23 at New Mexico State* Memorial Stadium (New Mexico State) • Las Cruces, NM W 49–17  
September 30 at San Jose State[note 4] Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA (Rivalry) W 23–21[1]   16,500
October 7 Pacific (CA) Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA L 0–17[2]   14,071
October 14 Cal Poly[note 5]* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA T 24–24   13,334
October 21 Cal State Los Angeles* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 31–0[3]   8,104
October 28 at San Diego State[note 6] San Diego StadiumSan Diego, CA (Rivalry) L 14–21[4]   29,891
November 4 Long Beach State[note 7] Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA L 16–21   9,049
November 11 at Northern Illinois* Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL W 9–6[5]   19,135
November 18 Montana State* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA L 6–10   16,854
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1973 NFL Draft.[9][10]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Dwayne Crump Defensive back 6 137 St. Louis Cardinals
Gary Weaver Linebacker 7 179 Oakland Raiders

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.
  2. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  3. ^ The official name of Sacramento State has been California State University, Sacramento since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Sacramento State.
  4. ^ San Jose State University was known as California State University, San Jose from 1972 to 1973.
  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 California State University, San Diego from 1972 to 1973.
  7. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kent State Blanked by San Diego, 14-0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 1, 1972. p. D-16. Retrieved February 13, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Aztecs Defeat Spartans, 23-20". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 8, 1972. p. D-4. Retrieved February 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Unbeaten Mustangs Win 11-10 Thriller". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 22, 1972. p. C-17. Retrieved March 15, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Bulldogs Bow to San Diego Rally, 21-14". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 29, 1972. p. D-19. Retrieved February 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ Earl Gustkey (November 12, 1972). "Cal Poly (SLO) Tops CSF, 27-3". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. D-15. Retrieved February 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Fresno State 1972 Schedule". Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  7. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "1973 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  10. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.