1945 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1945 San Diego State Aztecs football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1945 record 2–5 (1–0 CCAA)
Head coach Bob Breitbard (1st season)
Home stadium Balboa Stadium
Seasons
← 1942
1946 →
1945 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Diego State 1 0 0     2 5 0
Fresno State 0 1 0     4 6 2
  • No champion named for the 1945 season
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1945 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State College[note 1] during the 1945 NCAA College Division football season.

San Diego State did not field a team in 1943–1944 due to World War II, for this shortened first post-war season, San Diego State was again a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), but only two CCAA schools fielded a team so there was no champion named. The team was led by head coach Bob Breitbard in his first and only season with the Aztecs,[note 2] they played home games at Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California. The Aztecs finished the season with two wins and five losses (2–5, 1–0 CCAA). Overall, the team was outscored by its opponents 65–163 for the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 29 Redlands* Balboa StadiumSan Diego, CA L 6–7   12,000[1]
October 6 Caltech* Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA L 20–32   12,500[2]
October 20 Arizona* Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA L 0–46   25,000[3]
October 27 at Fresno State[note 3] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA (Rivalry) W 7–0   5,861[4][5]
November 3 Pomona[note 4]* Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA W 26–6   11,000[6]
November 11 at Nevada* Mackay Stadium [note 5]Reno, NV L 6–44   [7]
November 17 at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ L 0–28   [8]
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No San Diego State players were selected in the 1946 NFL Draft. [11][12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935–1971. See: San Diego State
  2. ^ Bob Breitbard was very prominent in San Diego sports. In addition to coaching, Breitbard founded the Breitbard Hall of Fame in 1953, which became part of the San Diego Hall of Champions, he was responsible for the building of the San Diego International Sports Center in 1966. He was also the owner of the first two tenants of the arena, the San Diego Gulls of the Western Hockey League starting in 1966, and the 1967 NBA expansion team San Diego Rockets (now the Houston Rockets).
  3. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911–1948. See: Fresno State
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ 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. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Redlands Edges Staters, 7-6". The San Diego Union. September 30, 1945. p. 3-B. 
  2. ^ "Caltech Nips State, 32-20". The San Diego Union. October 7, 1945. p. 3-B. 
  3. ^ Mitch Angus (October 21, 1945). "Arizona Powerhouse Buries State, 46 to 0". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  4. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Aztecs Record 7 To 0 Upset Over Bulldogs". The San Diego Union. October 28, 1945. p. 3-B. 
  6. ^ "Aztecs Gallop Over Sagehens For 26-6 Win". The San Diego Union. November 4, 1945. p. 3-B. 
  7. ^ "Nevada Bruises Aztec Grids, 44-6". The San Diego Union. November 12, 1945. p. 3-B. 
  8. ^ "Arizona Trims Aztecs, 28 to 0". The San Diego Union. November 18, 1945. p. 3-B. 
  9. ^ "San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  10. ^ "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  11. ^ "1946 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  12. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.