1946 Pacific Tigers football team

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1946 Pacific Tigers football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1946 record 4–7 (2–2 CCAA)
Head coach Amos Alonzo Stagg (14th season)
Home stadium Baxter Stadium
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 Pacific Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the College of the Pacific (COP)[note 1] during the 1946 college football season.

COP competed for the first time in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). They had previously competed in the Far Western Conference (FWC)[note 2] from 1925–1942, and as an independent from 1943–1945 . In their fourteenth (and last) season under head coach Amos Alonzo Stagg, the Tigers had four wins and seven losses (4–7, 2–2 CCAA). At the end of the season, the Tigers were invited to the first, and only Optimist Bowl in Houston, Texas. The game was played against the North Texas State Eagles.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28 at Oregon* Hayward FieldEugene, Oregon L 6–7  
October 4 Williams AAB (AZ)[note 3]* Baxter Stadium • Stockton, California W 31–0  
October 11 Santa Barbara[note 4] Baxter Stadium • Stockton, California W 21–0  
October 19 at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, Arizona L 13–47  
October 26 at Northwestern* Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois L 13–26  
November 1 Hawaii* Baxter Stadium • Stockton, California L 13–19  
November 8 San Jose State[note 5] Baxter Stadium • Stockton, California L 0–32  
November 16 at Fresno State[note 6] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California L 12–13   6,809[1]
November 23 Cal Aggies[note 7]*dagger Baxter Stadium • Stockton, California W 31–6   3,000[2]
November 30 at San Diego State[note 8] Balboa StadiumSan Diego W 19–13   6,000[3]
December 21 North Texas State* Public School StadiumHouston (Optimist Bowl) L 13–14  
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No College of the Pacific players were selected in the 1947 NFL Draft.[5][6][7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  2. ^ The Northern California Athletic Conference (NCAC) was known as the Far Western Conference (FWC) from its founding in 1925 to 1982.
  3. ^ Williams Air Force Base was an Air Force base located in Maricopa County, Arizona from 1941 to 1993.
  4. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1958.
  5. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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. ^ "Bengals Defeat Cal Aggies 31-6". Nevada State Journal. Reno, Nevada. November 24, 1946. p. 11. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Howard Hagen (December 1, 1946). "Aztecs 19-13 Victims Of LeBaron's Passing". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 4-B. 
  4. ^ "1946 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1947 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.