1941 Santa Barbara State Gauchos football team

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1941 Santa Barbara State Gauchos football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1941 record 3–5–1 (1–2 CCAA)
Head coach Stan Williamson (1st season)
Home stadium La Playa Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
Seasons
← 1940
1946 →
1941 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State + 2 0 1     5 3 3
Fresno State + 2 0 1     4 3 2
Santa Barbara State 1 2 0     3 5 1
San Diego State 0 3 0     6 4 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos football team represented Santa Barbara State[note 1] during the 1941 college football season.

Santa Barbara competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Due to World War II, this was the last year of competition for Santa Barbara until 1946, the team was led by first-year head coach Stan Williamson and played home games at La Playa Stadium in Santa Barbara, California. The Gauchos finished the season with a record of three wins, five losses and one tie (3–5–1, 1–2 CCAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 19 Pomona[note 2]* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 6–7  
September 26 Occidental* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 0–25  
October 4 Redlands* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 19–7   [1]
October 11 Fresno State[note 3] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 0–26   5,000[2]
October 25 at Nevada* Mackay Stadium[note 4]Reno, Nevada L 0–7  
October 31 at San Jose State[note 5] Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California L 14–33   4,500
November 8 Cal Aggies[note 6]* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California T 6–6  
November 19 Pacific (CA)[note 7]* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 7–6  
November 28 at San Diego State[note 8] Aztec BowlSan Diego W 7–6   5,000[3]
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Santa Barbara Gaucho players were selected in the 1942 NFL Draft.[5][6][7]

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. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Mackay Stadium, which was opened for the 1966 season."University of Nevada, Reno; Mackay Stadium". Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  5. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose 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. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  8. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grid Scores". Oakland Tribune. Oakland, California. October 5, 1941. p. 14. Retrieved July 23, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ Charles Byrne (November 29, 1941). "Gauchos Topple San Diego, 7-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 3-B. 
  4. ^ "1941 - California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1942 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.