1981 Cal Poly Pomona Broncos football team

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1981 Cal Poly Pomona Broncos football
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association
1981 record4–7 (1–1 CCAA)
Head coachRoman Gabriel (2nd season)
Home stadiumKellogg Field
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
CalState Northridge $ 2 0 0     6 4 1
Cal Poly Pomona 1 1 0     4 7 0
Cal Poly 0 2 0     4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1981 Cal Poly Pomona Broncos football team represented California State Polytechnic University, Pomona during the 1981 NCAA Division II football season. In the penultimate season of its football program, Cal Poly Pomona competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

Cal Poly Pomona was led by second-year head coach Roman Gabriel,[note 1] and home games were played at Kellogg Field in Pomona, California. The Broncos finished the season with a record of four wins and seven losses (4–7, 1–1 CCAA). Overall, the team was outscored by its opponents 175–236 for the season.

This was the last season for CCAA football; the Broncos played thirteen seasons (1969–1981) in the conference. All three football members (Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly (SLO), and Cal State Northridge) moved their programs to the new Western Football Conference in 1982.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 5Southern Utah State[note 2]*
W 21–7
September 12San Francisco State*
  • Kellogg Field
  • Pomona, California
L 10–151,300[1]
September 19at Sacramento State[note 3]*W 14–74,810[2]
September 26at Cal Poly[note 4]W 35–216,504[3]
October 3No. 10 UC Davis*
  • Kellogg Field
  • Pomona, California
L 7–194,113[4]
October 10at California Lutheran*L 10–322,000[5]
October 17at Santa Clara*L 13–28
October 24Cal State Hayward[note 5]*
  • Kellogg Field
  • Pomona, California
L 0–22861[6]
October 31Cal State Northridge
  • Kellogg Field
  • Pomona, California
L 8–242,684[7]
November 7Puget Sound*
  • Kellogg Field
  • Pomona, California
L 22–282,233[8]
November 14at Northern Arizona*W 35–334,214[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 Poly Pomona players were selected in the 1982 NFL Draft.[12][13][14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Head Coach Roman Gabriel played for 16 years as a quarterback in the NFL, including 11 years with the Los Angeles Rams. He retired from the NFL after the 1977 season, and this was his first coaching position.
  2. ^ Southern Utah University was known as Southern Utah State College from 1969 to 1990.
  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. ^ 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. ^ California State University, East Bay was known as California State University, Hayward from 1972 to 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 13, 1981. p. III-16. Retrieved April 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  2. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 20, 1981. p. III-18. Retrieved April 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  3. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 27, 1981. p. III-20. Retrieved April 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  4. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 4, 1981. p. III-18. Retrieved April 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  5. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 11, 1981. p. III-18. Retrieved April 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  6. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 25, 1981. p. III-22. Retrieved April 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  7. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 1, 1981. p. III-20. Retrieved February 24, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  8. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 8, 1981. p. III-19. Retrieved April 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  9. ^ "Axers Stumble in Tempe". Arizona Republic. Phoenix, Arizona. November 15, 1981. p. G2. Retrieved March 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  10. ^ "1981 - Cal Poly-Pomona". Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  11. ^ "Cal Poly Pomona football (1947‐1982)" (PDF). Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  12. ^ "1982 NFL Draft". Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "Cal Poly-Pomona Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  14. ^ "Draft History: Cal Poly-Pomona". Retrieved March 18, 2017.