1923 San Diego State football team

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1923 San Diego State football
SCJCC champion
Conference Southern California Junior College Conference
1923 record 8–2 (2–0 SCJCC)
Head coach C. E. Peterson (3rd season)
Home stadium Balboa Stadium
College Field
Seasons
← 1922
1924 →

The 1923 San Diego State football team represented San Diego State Teachers College[note 1] during the 1923 NCAA football season. Even though San Diego State became a four-year institution prior to the 1921 season, they competed in the Southern California Junior College Conference from 1921 to 1924, for conference games, only freshmen and sophomores were eligible to play.

The school nickname "Aztecs" did not come into being until the 1925 season, from 1921 to 1924, there was no official nickname. At various times, publications used the term "Professors", "Wampus Cats", "Staters" and "Statesmen", the yearbook "Del Sudoeste" published at the end of the 1924–25 school year notes that January 6, 1925 was the date that "Berry, Schellbach and Osenburg christen college 'Aztecs' ".[1]

The 1923 San Diego State team was led by head coach C. E. Peterson in his third season as football coach of the Aztecs,[note 2] they played home games at both Balboa Stadium and at a field on campus. The Aztecs finished the season as champion of the SCJCC for the second consecutive year, with eight wins and two losses (8–2, 2–0 SCJCC). Overall, the team outscored its opponents 207–82 points for the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 29 USS Melville[note 3]* Balboa StadiumSan Diego, CA W 10–3   [2]
October 6 Occidental* Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA L 7–33   [3]
October 13 Southern Branch[note 4]* Moore Field • Los Angeles, CA L 0–12   [4]
October 19 San Diego Marines (MCRD)[5][note 5]* College Field • San Diego, CA W 14–3   [6]
October 27 Riverside Junior College[note 6] Riverside Poly HS FieldRiverside, CA W 39–3   [7]
November 3 Santa Barbara State[note 7]* Pershing Park • Santa Barbara, CA W 38–13   [8]
November 12 Santa Ana Junior College[note 8] Santa Ana HS FieldSanta Ana, CA W 26–6   [9]
November 17 San Diego Marines (MCRD)* College Field • San Diego, CA W 34–7   [10]
November 24 La Verne* Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA W 27–0   [11]
November 29 Fresno State[note 9]* Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA (Rivalry) W 12–2   [12]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State Teachers College from 1924 to 1934.
  2. ^ San Diego State's Peterson Gym, which opened in 1961, was named after Peterson. At various times during his 37-year career with the Aztecs, Peterson was the athletic director, football coach, basketball coach, track coach, and Dean of Men.
  3. ^ The USS Melville was a navy destroyer that was based in San Diego from 1919 to 1940.
  4. ^ University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was known as Southern Branch of the University of California from 1919 to 1926.
  5. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922 to 1964.
  6. ^ Riverside City College was known as Riverside Junior College from 1916 to 1965.
  7. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara State College from 1921 to 1943.
  8. ^ Santa Ana College was known as Santa Ana Junior College from 1915 to 1958.
  9. ^ California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The 1925 Del Sudoeste "The Story of A College Year". San Diego, California: Associated Students of the San Diego State College. 1925. p. 110. 
  2. ^ Ted Steinmann (September 30, 1923). "State College, Coronado Win Benefit Grid Games". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 2. 
  3. ^ Ted Steinmann (October 7, 1923). "State College Shows Up Well, Although Defeated 33 to 7 by Oxy Tigers". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 2. 
  4. ^ "State College Holds Branch to 12-0 Score". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 14, 1923. p. 3. 
  5. ^ "Military Glory: Service Teams, in Their Heyday, Won Championships, Thrilled the Fans". Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ Ted Steinmann (October 20, 1923). "State Defeats Marine Squad; Score 14 to 3". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 12. 
  7. ^ "State College Wins, 39-3 Over Riverside 11". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 28, 1923. p. 2. 
  8. ^ "State College Wins, 38-13, At Santa Barbara". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. November 4, 1923. p. 2. 
  9. ^ M. Lewis (November 13, 1923). "State Defeats Santa Ana 11, 26-6 In North". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 14. 
  10. ^ M. Lewis (November 18, 1923). "State College Beats Marines by 34-7 Score". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 2. 
  11. ^ Ted Steinmann (November 25, 1923). "Statesmen Score Decisive Victory; Local College Boys Outclass Northern Team". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. 
  12. ^ Ted Steinmann (November 30, 1923). "State College Whips Fresno, 12 to 2; Local Team Surprises Supporters". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. 
  13. ^ "San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  14. ^ "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016.