1946 Cal Poly Mustangs football team

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1946 Cal Poly Mustangs football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1946 record 6–2–1 (1–1 CCAA)
Head coach Howie O'Daniels (1st season)
Home stadium Mustang Stadium
(Capacity: 8,500)
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →
1946 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State $ 4 0 0     9 1 1
Fresno State 2 2 0     8 4 0
Pacific 2 2 0     4 7 0
San Diego State 2 3 0     6 4 0
Cal Poly 1 1 0     6 2 1
Santa Barbara 1 4 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1946 Cal Poly Mustangs football team represented California Polytechnic School[note 1] during the 1946 college football season.

Cal Poly competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). This was the first year Cal Poly had competed in the CCAA, and they only played two conference games during the season. They played two games against non-collegiate military teams (San Diego NTS and El Toro Marines).

The team was led by first-year head coach Howie O'Daniels and played home games at Mustang Stadium in San Luis Obispo, California. They finished the season with a record of six wins, two losses and one tie (6–2–1, 1–1 CCAA). Overall, the Mustangs outscored their opponents 152–88 for the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28 at Santa Barbara[note 2] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 6–19  
October 5 at San Diego State[note 3] Balboa StadiumSan Diego W 21–13[1][2]   6,000
October 12 Occidental* Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California T 7–7[3]  
October 19 San Francisco State[note 4]* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 7–6  
October 26 Whittier* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 13–2[4]  
November 2 San Diego NTS (CA)[note 5]* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 34–6  
November 9 at Pepperdine[note 6]* Sentinel FieldInglewood, California L 18–28[5]  
November 16 El Toro Marines (CA)[note 7]* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 26–0[6]  
November 23 Chico State[note 8]* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 20–7  
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Cal Poly Mustangs were selected in the 1947 NFL Draft.[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ California Polytechnic State University was known as California Polytechnic School from 1901 to 1946.
  2. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1958.
  3. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  4. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ The Naval Training Center San Diego (Naval Training Station) was a U.S. Navy facility from 1923 to 1997.
  6. ^ Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937 to 1970.
  7. ^ Marine Corps Air Station El Toro was a U.S. Marine air station located in Orange County, California from 1943 to 1999.
  8. ^ California State University, Chico was known as Chico State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christy Gregg (October 6, 1946). "Fumbles Wreck Staters As Cal Poly Wins, 21-13". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 3-B. 
  2. ^ "Cal Poly Surprises State". The Chula Vista Star. Chula Vista, California. October 11, 1946. p. 13. Retrieved March 12, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Redlands Meets Tough Opponent In Occidental". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. October 18, 1946. p. 22. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Cal Poly Whips Whittier, 13-2". The Los Angeles Times, (Los Angeles, California). October 27, 1946. p. 18. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Pepperdine Waves Win Over Cal Poly". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. November 10, 1946. p. 23. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Cal Poly Beats Marines". The Montana Standard. Butte, Montana. November 18, 1946. p. 8. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Yearly Results". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Cal Poly Football; 2016 Media Guide". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  9. ^ "1947 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017.