1936 Santa Barbara State Gauchos football team

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1936 Santa Barbara State Gauchos football
Conference Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1936 record 9–1 (4–1 SCIAC)
Head coach Theodore "Spud" Harder (3rd season)
Home stadium Peabody Stadium
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 Santa Barbara State Gauchos football team represented Santa Barbara State[note 1] during the 1936 college football season.

Santa Barbara State competed in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). The Gauchos were led by third-year head coach Theodore "Spud" Harder and played home games in Santa Barbara, California, some at Peabody Stadium and others at Pershing Field, they finished the season with a record of nine wins and one loss (9–1, 4–1 SCIAC), with the only blemish a one-point loss to San Diego State. Overall, the team outscored its opponents 223–43 for the season, the Gauchos had five shutouts, and held the other team to a touchdown or less in 8 of 10 games.

Four Santa Barbara players were selected as first-team players on the All-Southern Conference football team for 1936: guard Doug Oldershaw, tackle Claire Busby, end Al Young, and halfback Howard Yeager. Center D. Hart and halfback Bob Morelli received second-team honors. Yeager averaged 10.7 yards per carry in 1936.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 25 Caltech*
W 37–6 [2]
October 3 Northern Arizona[note 2]*
  • Peabody Stadium
  • Santa Barbara, CA
W 13–7
October 9 Redlands
  • Peabody Stadium
  • Santa Barbara, CA
W 13–0 [3]
October 18 La Verne
  • Pershing Field
  • Santa Barbara, CA
W 24–0 [4]
October 23 Whittier
  • Pershing Park
  • Santa Barbara, CA
W 26–0 6,000 [5]
October 31 at Nevada*
W 13–0 3,500 [6]
November 7 San Francisco State[note 4]*
  • Peabody Stadium
  • Santa Barbara, CA
W 37–7 [7]
November 13 Occidental
  • Peabody Stadium
  • Santa Barbara, CA
W 27–0 [8]
November 21 at San Diego State[note 5] L 8–9 9,000 [9]
December 25 New Mexico A&M[note 6]*
  • Peabody Stadium
  • Santa Barbara, CA
W 25–14 6,000 [10]
  • *Non-conference game

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Santa Barbara Gaucho players were selected in the 1937 NFL Draft.[12][13][14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara State College from 1921 to 1943.
  2. ^ Northern Arizona University was known as Arizona State Teachers College at Flagstaff from 1929 to 1944.
  3. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Mackay Stadium, which was opened for the 1966 season."University of Nevada, Reno; Mackay Stadium". Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ New Mexico State University was known as New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (New Mexico A&M) from 1890 to 1959.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four Places Awarded Gauchos on All-Star Team". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. December 6, 1936. p. II-16 – via Newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ "Santa Barbara Beats Caltech". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. September 26, 1936. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "Redlands Beaten by Last Half Scores of Santa Barbara Team". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. October 10, 1936. p. 16. 
  4. ^ "Gauchos Depend On Running Attack Against La Verne". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 16, 1936. p. II-17 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Santa Barbara Grids Crush Whittier Poets, 26-0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 24, 1936. pp. 13, 16. 
  6. ^ "Santa Barbara 11 Beats Nevada by Score of 13 to 0". Reno Evening Gazette. Reno, Nevada. November 2, 1936. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Santa Barbara Whips S.F., 37-7". The Fresno Bee. Fresno, California. November 8, 1936. p. 17. 
  8. ^ "Santa Barbara in 27 to 0 Victory". The Times and Daily News Leader. San Mateo, California. November 14, 1936. p. 6. 
  9. ^ "Aztecs Shade Gauchos, 9-8". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 22, 1936. pp. II–9, II–12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Gauchos Rally to Trim New Mexico Team, 25 to 14". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. December 26, 1936. pp. 7, 11 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "1936 - California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  12. ^ "1937 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  13. ^ "California-Santa Barbara Players/Alumni". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Draft History: California-Santa Barbara". NFL.com. National Football League. Retrieved March 18, 2017.