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][2]
October 11 Cal Poly[note 5]* 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[note 6] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 6–33  
November 2 at San Diego Marines[note 7]* Balboa StadiumSan Diego L 0–19  
November 9 Cal Aggies[note 8]* A Street field • Davis, California L 6–14  
November 15 La Verne* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 14–0  
November 23 San Diego State[note 9] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 7–9   4,000[3]
*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.[5][6][7]

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. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara State College from 1921 to 1943.
  2. ^ What is now known as the Pomona-Pitzer football team played using just the Pomona College name from 1893 to 1949. Pitzer College did not exist until 1963.
  3. ^ California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948.
  4. ^ Ratcliffe Stadium was known as Fresno State College Stadium from 1926 to 1940.
  5. ^ California Polytechnic State University was known as California Polytechnic School from 1901 to 1946.
  6. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  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. ^ 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.
  9. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ Ed Orman (October 6, 1940). "FSC Bulldogs Wallop Gauchos, 20 To 0". The Fresno Bee. Fresno, California. p. 1C. Retrieved February 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Charles Byrne (November 24, 1940). "Aztecs Win, 9 to 7, on Sims' Field Goal". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 1-E. 
  4. ^ "1940 - California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1941 NFL Draft". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  6. ^ "California-Santa Barbara Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Draft History: California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved March 18, 2017.