1936 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1936 San Diego State Aztecs football
SCIAC champion
Conference Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1936 record 6–1–1 (5–0 SCIAC)
Head coach Leo Calland (2nd season)
Home stadium Aztec Bowl
Seasons
← 1935
1937 →
1936 SCIAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Diego State $ 5 0 0     6 1 1
Santa Barbara State 4 1 0     9 1 0
Whittier 3 2 0     5 5 0
Redlands 2 3 0     2 6 0
Occidental 1 4 0     3 5 1
La Verne 0 5 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1936 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State College[note 1] during the 1936 NCAA football season.

San Diego State competed in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). The 1936 San Diego State team was led by head coach Leo B. Calland in his second season with the Aztecs. They played home games at the new Aztec Bowl in San Diego, California. Aztec Bowl was constructed as one of nine different Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects on the San Diego State campus.[1] The Aztecs finished the season as champion of the SCIAC, with six wins, one loss and one tie (6–1–1, 5–0 SCIAC). Overall, the team scored 118 points for the season while giving up 62.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 3 Occidental Aztec BowlSan Diego, CA W 7–0   7,500[2]
October 10 La Verne Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA W 35–6   4,500[3]
October 17 at Redlands Redlands Stadium[note 2]Redlands, CA W 27–7   [4]
October 24 San Jose State* Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA W 14–6   10,000[5]
October 31 at New Mexico State* Quesenberry Field • Las Cruces, NM T 7–7   4,000[6]
November 11 San Diego Marines (MCRD)[7][note 3]* Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA L 0–14   10,000[8]
November 21 Santa Barbara State[note 4] Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA W 9–8   8,000[9]
November 28 at Whittier Hadley Field • Whittier, CA W 19–14   7,000[10]
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No San Diego State players were selected in the 1937 NFL Draft.[13][14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935–1971. See: San Diego State
  2. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Ted Runner Stadium on the University of Redlands campus, which was opened for the 1968 season
  3. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922–1964.
  4. ^ UC Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara State College from 1921–1943. See: UC Santa Barbara

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Living New Deal: SDSU Aztec Bowl - San Diego CA". Retrieved March 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ Ted Steinmann (October 4, 1936). "Aztecs Nose Out Occidental, 7-0". The San Diego Union. p. 2-2. 
  3. ^ Ken Bojens (October 11, 1936). "Staters Trounce La Verne Gridmen, 35-6; Aztecs Score Easy Win, Retain Lead". The San Diego Union. p. 2-2. 
  4. ^ "Aztecs Trounce Redlands, 27-7; Big 1st Half Gives Staters Third Victory". The San Diego Union. October 11, 1936. p. 2-1. 
  5. ^ "Aztecs Protect Clean Slate". The Los Angeles Times. October 25, 1936. p. II-13. Retrieved February 28, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ Ken Bojens (November 1, 1936). "Aztecs, Farmers in Deadlock; Sefton Scores In 2nd Period For State '11'". The San Diego Union. p. 2-1. 
  7. ^ "Military Glory: Service Teams, in Their Heyday, Won Championships, Thrilled the Fans". Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  8. ^ Ken Bojens (November 12, 1936). "Marines Halt Aztec Victory March; Hand Staters First Loss of 1936". The San Diego Union. p. P-3 S-2. 
  9. ^ Ken Bojens (November 22, 1936). "State College Upsets Gaucho Eleven, 9-8, In Title Fray". The San Diego Union. 
  10. ^ Ken Bojens (November 29, 1936). "San Diego State Wins Grid Championship; Aztecs mow Down Poets; Score 19-14". The San Diego Union. p. 1. 
  11. ^ "San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  12. ^ "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  13. ^ "1937 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  14. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.