1940 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1940 San Diego State Aztecs football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1940 record 5–3–1 (1–1–1 CCAA)
Head coach Leo Calland (6th season)
Home stadium Aztec Bowl
Balboa Stadium
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
1940 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State $ 3 0 0     11 1 0
Fresno State 1 1 1     9 2 1
San Diego State 1 1 1     5 3 1
Santa Barbara State 0 3 0     5 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State College[note 1] during the 1940 NCAA College Division football season.

San Diego State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The 1940 team was led by head coach Leo B. Calland in his sixth season with the Aztecs. They played home games at two sites, Aztec Bowl and Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California, the Aztecs finished the season with five wins, three losses and one tie (5–3–1, 1–1–1 CCAA). Overall, the team outscored its opponents 128–87 for the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 27 Pomona[note 2]* Aztec BowlSan Diego, CA W 33–3   6,000[1]
October 4 Occidental* Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA W 20–0   6,000[2]
October 11 at San Jose State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA L 0–10   7,000[3]
October 19 Redlands*dagger Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA W 20–14   4,000[4]
October 25 Fresno State[note 3] Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA (Rivalry) T 0–0   3,000[5]
November 8 at San Diego Marines (MCRD)[6][note 4]* Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA L 6–20   12,000[7]
November 16 at Whittier* Hadley Field • Whittier, CA W 33–0   [8]
November 23 at Santa Barbara State[note 5] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 9–7   4,000[9]
December 7 at Hawaii* Honolulu StadiumHonolulu, HI L 7–33   22,000[10]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No San Diego State players were selected in the 1941 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. ^ What is now known as the Pomona-Pitzer football team played using just the Pomona College name from 1893–1949. Pitzer College did not exist until 1963. See: Pomona College
  3. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911–1948. See: Fresno State
  4. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922–1964.
  5. ^ UC Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara State College from 1921–1943. See: UC Santa Barbara

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Byrne (September 28, 1940). "Aztecs Surprise, Turn In 33 to 3 Win Over Pomona". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  2. ^ Charles Byrne (October 5, 1940). "Aztecs Overpower Occidental, 20 to 0". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  3. ^ Charles Byrne (October 12, 1940). "San Jose Turns in 10-0 Victory Over San Diego". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  4. ^ Charles Byrne (October 20, 1940). "Gilliland Leads Aztecs to 20-14 Victory Over Redlands". The San Diego Union. p. 1-E. 
  5. ^ Charles Byrne (October 26, 1940). "San Diego State Holds Favored Fresno to Scoreless Tie". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  6. ^ "Military Glory: Service Teams, in Their Heyday, Won Championships, Thrilled the Fans". Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ Ken Bojens (November 9, 1940). "Devil Dogs Turn in 20-6 Victory Over San Diego State". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  8. ^ "San Diego Aztecs Trounce Whittier Gridmen, 33 to 0". The San Diego Union. November 17, 1940. p. 1-E. 
  9. ^ Charles Byrne (November 24, 1940). "Aztecs Win, 9 to 7, on Sims' Field Goal". The San Diego Union. p. 1-E. 
  10. ^ "Rainbows Score 33-7 Triumph Over State '11'". The San Diego Union. December 8, 1940. p. 1-E. 
  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. ^ "1941 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  14. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.