1939 Cal Poly Mustangs football team

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1939 Cal Poly Mustangs football
Conference Independent
1939 record 4–4–1
Head coach Howie O'Daniels (7th season)
Home stadium Mustang Stadium
(Capacity: 8,500)
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →

The 1939 Cal Poly Mustangs football team represented California Polytechnic School[note 1] during the 1939 college football season. Cal Poly was a two-year school until 1941, and competed as an independent from 1929 to 1945.

The team was led by seventh-year head coach Howie O'Daniels and played home games at Mustang Stadium in San Luis Obispo, California. They finished the season with a record of four wins, four losses and one tie (4–4–1). Overall, the Mustangs were outscored by their opponents 78–101 for the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 22 Caltech Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California L 7–12  
September 30 at Humboldt State[note 2] Albee Stadium • Eureka, California L 9–13  
October 7 at Arizona State[note 3] Goodwin StadiumTempe, Arizona L 0–35[1]  
October 20 at Ventura Junior College[note 4] Ventura, California W 13–0[2]  
October 28 San Francisco State[note 5] Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California T 0–0  
November 4 at Cal Aggies[note 6] A Street field • Davis, California L 0–28[3]   1,500
November 11 San Francisco Freshmen Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 16–6  
November 17 at San Diego Marines[note 7] Balboa Stadium ? • San Diego W 20–7  
November 30 at Chico State[note 8] College Field • Chico, California W 13–0[4]  

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ California Polytechnic State University was known as California Polytechnic School from 1901 to 1946.
  2. ^ Humboldt State University was known as Humboldt State College from 1935 to 1971.
  3. ^ Arizona State University was known as Arizona State Teachers College from 1929 to 1944.
  4. ^ Ventura College was known as Ventura Junior College from 1925 to 1951.
  5. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ 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.
  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. ^ California State University, Chico was known as Chico State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two Blazing Runs Bring Touchdowns In First Quarter". Arizona Republic. Phoenix, Arizona. October 8, 1939. p. 89. Retrieved April 24, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Cal Poly Blanks Ventura J.C., 13-0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 21, 1939. p. 11. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Cal Aggies Trim Cal Poly, 28 to 0". Nevada State Journal. Reno, Nevada. November 5, 1939. p. 10. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Football Scores". San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco, California. December 1, 1939. p. 25 – via GenealogyBank.com.
  5. ^ "Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Yearly Results". Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  6. ^ "Cal Poly Football; 2016 Media Guide". Retrieved January 12, 2017.