1925 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1925 San Diego State Aztecs football
Conference Independent
1925 record 5–3–1
Head coach C. E. Peterson (5th season)
Home stadium Balboa Stadium
College Field
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The 1925 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State Teachers College[note 1] during the 1925 NCAA football season. San Diego State competed as an independent in 1925, after having been a member of the Southern California Junior College Conference (SCJCC) since they started playing in 1921. They became a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) in 1926.

The 1925 season was the first where San Diego State used the "Aztecs" nickname. 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 1925 San Diego State team was led by head coach C. E. Peterson in his fifth 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 with five wins, three losses and one tie (5–3–1). Overall, the team outscored its opponents 108–59 points for the season.


Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26 at Southern Branch[note 3] Moore Field • Los Angeles, CA L 0–7   [2]
October 3 at Redlands Redlands Stadium[note 4]Redlands, CA W 10–0   [3]
October 10 Caltech Balboa StadiumSan Diego, CA W 20–6   [4]
October 24 Whittier College Field • San Diego, CA W 24–0   2,000[5]
October 31 Loyola (CA)[note 5] Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA L 9–13   [6]
November 7 at Santa Barbara State[note 6] Bartlett Field • Santa Barbara, CA W 10–0   [7]
November 14 San Diego Marines (MCRD)[8][note 7] College Field • San Diego, CA T 14–14   [9]
November 21 California Christian[note 8] Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA W 14–6   [10]
November 26 La Verne Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA L 7–13   [11]



  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 coach 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. ^ University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was known as Southern Branch of the University of California from 1919 to 1926.
  4. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Ted Runner Stadium on the University of Redlands campus, which was opened for the 1968 season
  5. ^ Loyola Marymount University was known as Loyola College of Los Angeles from 1918 to 1929.
  6. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara State College from 1921 to 1943.
  7. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922 to 1964.
  8. ^ Chapman University was known as California Christian College from 1920 to 1933.


  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. ^ Charles Savage (September 27, 1925). "Southern Branch Defeats State College, 7-0; Aztecs Display Great Fight; Fumble Costly". The San Diego Union. 
  3. ^ "State College Wins From Redlands, 10 to 0; Aztecs Rally in 2nd Half To Take Game". The San Diego Union. October 4, 1925. 
  4. ^ Ted Steinmann (October 11, 1925). "State College Defeats Caltek Eleven, Score 26 to 6; Aztecs Show Punch When Most Needed". The San Diego Union. 
  5. ^ Frank Kyes (October 25, 1925). "State College Defeats Whittier, Score 24 to 0; Dilley Scores All Aztec Markers; Poets Unable to Hold Line". The San Diego Union. 
  6. ^ Monroe M'Connell (October 25, 1925). "Loyola Upsets State College by 13 to 9 Score; Visitors Get Jump On Speed and Hold Lead". The San Diego Union. 
  7. ^ Frank Kyes (November 8, 1925). "State College Defeats Santa Barbara, 10 to 0; Display Lack of Drive When Nearing Goal". The San Diego Union. 
  8. ^ "Military Glory: Service Teams, in Their Heyday, Won Championships, Thrilled the Fans". Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  9. ^ "State College, Marines Play to 14-14 Tie; Aerial Attack In Last Period Squares Count". The San Diego Union. November 15, 1925. 
  10. ^ "State Downs California Christian, 14 to 6; Aztecs Victor Over Parsons In Hard Fight". The San Diego Union. November 15, 1925. 
  11. ^ "La Verne Upsets San Diego State College, 13 to 7; Aztecs Lack Punch When Near Goal". The San Diego Union. November 27, 1925. p. 16. 
  12. ^ "San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  13. ^ "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016.