1938 Santa Barbara State Gauchos football team

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1938 Santa Barbara State Gauchos football
Conference Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1938 record 2–8 (0–3 SCIAC)
Head coach Theodore "Spud" Harder (5th season)
Home stadium La Playa Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
Seasons
← 1937
1939 →
1938 SCIAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pomona $ 4 0 1     6 0 1
Whittier 3 0 2     7 1 2
San Diego State 3 1 1     5 2 1
Redlands 2 3 0     3 5 0
Occidental 2 4 0     3 5 0
Santa Barbara State 0 3 0     2 8 0
Caltech 0 3 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1938 Santa Barbara State Gauchos football team represented Santa Barbara State[note 1] during the 1938 college football season.

This was the last year Santa Barbara State would compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). The following year, the Gauchos and San Diego State would leave the SCIAC and join Fresno State and San Jose State as charter members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The Gauchos played in the SCIAC for eight seasons (1931–1938).

The Gauchos were led by fifth-year head coach Theodore "Spud" Harder and played home games at La Playa Stadium in Santa Barbara, California. They finished the season with a record of two wins and eight losses (2–8, 0–3 SCIAC). Overall, the team was outscored by its opponents 47–109 for the season. That included the Gauchos being shut out in six of the ten games.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 23 Occidental La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 0–6  
September 30 at Colorado State College[note 2]* Jackson Field • Greeley, Colorado W 13–0  
October 7 at San Francisco* Kezar StadiumSan Francisco L 0–14   [1]
October 14 Willamette* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 3–6  
October 21 Whittier La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 0–3  
October 29 at Arizona State[note 3]* Goodwin StadiumTempe, Arizona L 0–10  
November 5 San Jose State[note 4]* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 0–20  
November 12 Cal Aggies[note 5]* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 18–6  
November 19 San Diego State[note 6] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 13–16   [2]
November 24 at Fresno State[note 7]* Fresno State College Stadium[note 8]Fresno, California L 0–28   6,756[3][4]
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following Santa Barbara Gaucho players were selected in the 1939 NFL Draft.[6][7][8]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Doug Oldershaw Guard – End 11 98 New York Giants

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara State College from 1921 to 1943.
  2. ^ University of Northern Colorado was known as Colorado State College of Education from 1935 to 1957.
  3. ^ Arizona State University was known as Arizona State Teachers College from 1929 to 1944.
  4. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ University of California, Davis was known as Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture from 1922 to 1959. In common usage, the sports teams were called the "Cal Aggies" from 1924 until the mid 1970s.
  6. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948.
  8. ^ Ratcliffe Stadium was known as Fresno State College Stadium from 1926 to 1940.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spartans Win Game 48 To 0; U.S.F. 14-0". Santa Cruz Evening News. Santa Cruz, California. October 8, 1938. p. 3. Retrieved July 22, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Ted Steinmann (November 12, 1938). "Aztecs Rally To Win, 16-13". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 1-E. 
  3. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fresno Ruins Gauchos, 28-0". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. November 25, 1938. p. 16. Retrieved March 6, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "1938 - California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ "1939 NFL Draft". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  7. ^ "California-Santa Barbara Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Draft History: California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved March 18, 2017.