1946 San Jose State Spartans football team

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1946 San Jose State Spartans football
Raisin Bowl champion
CCAA champion
Raisin Bowl, W 20–0 vs. Utah State
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1946 record 9–1–1 (4–0–0 CCAA)
Head coach Wilbur V. "Bill" Hubbard (1st season)
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
(Capacity: 18,155)
Seasons
← 1942
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 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San Jose State College[note 1] during the 1946 College Division football season.

San Jose State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The team was led by head coach Wilbur V. "Bill" Hubbard, in his first year, and they played home games at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. They finished the season as Champion of the CCAA, with a record of nine wins and one loss and one tie (9–1–1, 4–0 CCAA), at the end of the season, the Spartans were invited to the second annual Raisin Bowl, played in Fresno, California vs. the Mountain States Conference co-champion, Utah State Agricultural[note 2] Aggies, on January 1, 1947, San Jose State shut out Utah State 20–0. This was the first bowl appearance for San Jose State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 27 Willamette* Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA W 44–6  
October 5 at Hardin–Simmons* Fair Park Stadium • Abilene, TX L 7–34   5,000
October 10 Hawaii All-Stars (Leilehua Alums)* Spartan Stadium • San Jose, CA T 19–19   12,000
October 19 at Idaho* Neale StadiumMoscow, ID W 26–14   2,500
October 25 BYU* Spartan Stadium • San Jose, CA W 14–0   10,000
November 1 at Santa Barbara[note 3] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 20–0  
November 8 at Pacific (CA)[note 4] Baxter Stadium • Stockton, CA W 32–0  
November 16 at San Diego State Balboa StadiumSan Diego, CA W 6–0   11,000[1]
November 22 Fresno State[note 5] Spartan Stadium • San Jose, CA (Rivalry) W 13–2   7,500
November 29 Portland* Spartan Stadium • San Jose, CA W 26–19   6,500
January 1, 1947 Utah State* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA (Raisin Bowl) W 20–0   13,000
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following San Jose State players were selected in the 1947 NFL Draft. [4][5]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Frank Minini Halfback - Blocking Back 3 23 Chicago Bears

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935–1971. See: San Jose State
  2. ^ Utah State University was known as Utah State Agricultural College from 1929–1957. See: Utah State
  3. ^ UC Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944–1956. See: UC Santa Barbara
  4. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911–1961. See: University of the Pacific
  5. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911–1948. See: Fresno State

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (November 17, 1946). "San Jose Bests San Diego, 6 To 0". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  2. ^ "San Jose State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "San Jose State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "1947 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  5. ^ "San Jose St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 16, 2016.