1940 Santa Barbara State Gauchos football team

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1940 Santa Barbara State Gauchos football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1940 record 5–5 (0–3 CCAA)
Head coach Theodore "Spud" Harder (7th season)
Home stadium La Playa Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
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 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos football team represented Santa Barbara State[note 1] during the 1940 college football season.

Santa Barbara competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by seventh-year head coach Theodore "Spud" Harder and played home games at La Playa Stadium in Santa Barbara, California. The Gauchos finished the season with a record of five wins and five losses (5–5, 0–3 CCAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 20 Pomona[note 2]* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 19–0  
September 28 Occidental* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 27–13  
October 5 at Fresno State[note 3] Fresno State College Stadium[note 4]Fresno, California L 0–20   7,596[1]
October 11 Cal Poly* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 18–14  
October 19 California JV* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 7–6  
October 25 San Jose State La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 6–33  
November 2 at San Diego Marines[note 5]* Balboa StadiumSan Diego L 0–19  
November 9 Northern Branch[note 6]* Davis, California L 6–14  
November 15 La Verne* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 14–0  
November 23 San Diego State La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 7–9   4,000[2]
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Santa Barbara Gaucho players were selected in the 1941 NFL Draft.[4][5][6]

The following finished their Santa Barbara career in 1940, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL team
Howie Yeager Wingback 1941 New York Giants

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ UC Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara State College from 1921–1943. See: UC Santa Barbara
  2. ^ The 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. ^ Ratcliffe Stadium was known as Fresno State College Stadium from 1926–1940. See: Ratcliffe Stadium
  5. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922–1964.
  6. ^ UC Davis was known as Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture from 1922–1959. See: UC Davis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ Charles Byrne (November 24, 1940). "Aztecs Win, 9 to 7, on Sims' Field Goal". The San Diego Union. p. 1-E. 
  3. ^ "1940 - California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "1941 NFL Draft". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ "California-Santa Barbara Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Draft History: California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved March 18, 2017.