Cal State Northridge Matadors football
|Cal State Northridge Matadors football|
|Stadium||North Campus Stadium|
|Field surface||Natural grass|
|NCAA division||Division I-AA (1993–2001)|
Division II (1973–1992)
|Past conferences||Independent (2001)|
Big Sky (1996–2000)
|All-time record||182–231–4 (.441)|
|Bowl record||0–1 (.000)|
|Playoff appearances||1 (1990)|
|Colors||Red, White, and Black|
The Cal State Northridge Matadors football team represented California State University, Northridge in the sport of American football from the 1962 through 2001 seasons. Between 1962 through 1992, Cal State Northridge competed at the NCAA Division II level prior to moving to Division I-AA in 1993. The Matadors played their home games at multiple stadiums throughout their history with the most recent being North Campus Stadium in Northridge, California.
Until 1972, the school's name was "San Fernando Valley State College." The team disbanded after 2001 due to budget concerns, with the cost of the program ($1.3 million per year) outweighing a department that was thousands of dollars in the red. The scholarships were honored by the school. 
|California Collegiate Athletic Association (1962–1981)|
|1967||Sam Winningham||6–4||3–2||T-2nd||L Junior Rose Bowl|
|Western Football Conference (1982–1992)|
|1990||Bob Burt||7–4||4–1||T-1st||L NCAA Division II First Round|
|American West Conference (1993–1995)|
|Big Sky Conference (1996–2000)|
|Division I-AA Independent (2001)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
The Matadors won three conference championships in their time playing college football.
|Season||Coach||Conference||Overall Record||Conference Record|
|1981||Tom Keele||California Collegiate Athletic Association||6–4–1||2–0|
|1983†||Tom Keele||Western Football Conference||6–4||2–1|
|1990†||Bob Burt||Western Football Conference||7–4||4–1|
† denotes shared championship.
- Sherdrick Bonner QB #3 87-90
- Joe Rice WR #80 88-90
- Eric Treibatch S #5
- Lon Boyett
- Marcus Brady
- D. J. Hackett
- Doug Jones
- Chris Parker QB
- Alo Sila
- Bryan Wagner
- Bruce Lemmerman
- Melvin L Wilson
- Kip Dukes
- CSUN Matadors Brand Identity, Usage and Style Guide (PDF). June 22, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
- Gary Fox (November 21, 2001). "Northridge Football Eliminated". The Los Angeles Times. p. C11. Retrieved October 27, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "CCAA Standings". The Los Angeles Times (Valley Edition). November 26, 1981. p. III-8. Retrieved February 12, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.