1921 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1921 Fresno State Bulldogs football
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Conference Independent
1921 record 2–4
Head coach Arthur W. Jones (1st season)
1922 →

The 1921 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented Fresno State Normal School[note 1] during the 1921 college football season.

1921 was the inaugural season of intercollegiate play for Fresno State. The Bulldogs competed as an Independent for this season, and became a charter member of the California Coast Conference (CCC) the following season. Emory Ratcliffe coached the team in practice until a permanent coach could be hired. Along came Arthur W. Jones, appointed "athletic coach," and leading the Bulldogs in football, basketball, and baseball that year. The 1921 Bulldogs were captained by end John Goree. They finished their inaugural season with a record of two wins and four losses (2–4).


Date Opponent Site Result

October 15 at Pacific (CA)[note 2] San Jose, CA L 0–35  
October 22 Caltech JV Fresno, CA W 12–0  
November 5 Chico State[note 3] Fresno, CA L 0–3  
November 11 at Modesto Junior College Modesto, CA W 28–0  
November 21 San Jose State[note 4] Fresno, CA L 2–14  
November 24 Fresno HS Fresno, CA L 7–62  



  1. ^ California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948.
  2. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  3. ^ California State University, Chico (Chico State) was known as Chico State Teachers College from 1921 to 1934.
  4. ^ San Jose State University was known as State Teachers College at San Jose from 1921 to 1934.


  1. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.