1946 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1946 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1946 record 8–4 (2–2 CCAA)
Head coach James Bradshaw (8th season)
Home stadium Ratcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
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 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented Fresno State Normal School[note 1] during the 1946 college football season.

Fresno State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by eighth-year head coach James Bradshaw and played home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4, 2–2 CCAA), the Bulldogs outscored their opponents 177–129 for the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28 Santa Clara* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA W 20–7[1]   14,694
October 5 Honolulu All-Stars (HI)* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 13–6[2]   11,613
October 12 at Oklahoma City* Taft StadiumOklahoma City, OK L 7–46  
October 19 at Santa Barbara[note 2] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 20–13  
October 26 at San Diego State Balboa StadiumSan Diego, CA (Rivalry) L 0–7   8,000[3][4]
November 2 Loyola (CA)[note 3]* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 28–0   6,540
November 11 Hawaii* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) L 2–7   11,057
November 16 Pacific (CA)[note 4] Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 13–12   6,809
November 22 at San Jose State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA (Rivalry) L 2–13   7,500
November 28 Idaho* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 13–12   6,827
December 5 at Moihli Bears (HI)* Honolulu Stadium ? • Honolulu, HI W 41–0  
December 11 at Wahiawa Leilehua HS Alumni (HI)* Honolulu Stadium ? • Honolulu, HI W 18–6   12,000
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following Fresno State Bulldog players were selected in the 1947 NFL Draft.[7][8]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Gene Lamoure Guard 22 197 Boston Yanks

The following Fresno State Bulldog players finished their college career in 1946, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL Team
Dick Handley Center - Linebacker 1947 Baltimore Colts

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911–1948. See: Fresno State
  2. ^ UC Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944–1956. See: UC Santa Barbara
  3. ^ Loyola Marymount University was known as Loyola University of Los Angeles from 1930–1973. See: Loyola Marymount
  4. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911–1961. See: University of the Pacific

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno's Running Attack Too Much for Santa Clara's Team". The San Bernardino Daily Sun (San Bernardino, California). September 29, 1946. p. 26 3. Retrieved January 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Fresno State Tops Honolulu Stars". The Los Angeles Times. October 6, 1946. p. II-6. Retrieved January 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "S.D. State, Fresno Scoreless In First". The San Diego Union. October 27, 1946. p. 3-B. 
  4. ^ Christy Gregg (October 28, 1946). "Heaton Emerges As Aztec Hero". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  5. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ "1947 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.