1947 Cal Poly Mustangs football team

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1947 Cal Poly Mustangs football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1947 record 1–9 (0–5 CCAA)
Head coach Howie O'Daniels (2nd season)
Home stadium Mustang Stadium
(Capacity: 8,500)
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pacific $ 5 0 0     10 1 0
San Jose State 3 2 0     9 3 0
Fresno State 2 1 2     3 6 2
San Diego State 2 2 1     7 3 1
Santa Barbara 1 3 1     4 3 1
Cal Poly 0 5 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Cal Poly Mustangs football team represented California Polytechnic State University[note 1] during the 1947 college football season. Cal Poly competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

The team was led by second-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 one win and nine losses (1–9, 0–5 CCAA), ending with an eight-game losing streek. Overall, the Mustangs were outscored by an average score of 33–10, scoring only 97 points while giving up 332.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 20 at Arizona State[note 2]* Goodwin StadiumTempe, Arizona L 6–33[1]  
September 27 Caltech* Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California W 26–6  
October 4 at San Diego State[note 3] Aztec BowlSan Diego L 13–56[2]   11,000
October 11 at Fresno State[note 4] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California L 6–14[3]   6,085
October 18 San Francisco State[note 5]* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California L 18–19  
October 25 Pacific (CA)[note 6] Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California L 7–41  
November 1 at Santa Barbara[note 7] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 14–53  
November 8 Pepperdine[note 8]*dagger Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California L 0–47[4]  
November 15 at Occidental* D.W. Patterson Field • Los Angeles L 7–16[5]   4,500
November 22 at San Jose State[note 9] Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California L 0–47  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Cal Poly Mustangs were selected in the 1948 NFL Draft.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of Cal Poly is California Polytechnic State University. However, it has been more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly since 1947.
  2. ^ Arizona State University was known as Arizona State College from 1945 to 1957.
  3. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  4. ^ California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948.
  5. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  7. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1958.
  8. ^ Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937 to 1970.
  9. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arizona State Wins". The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, Utah. September 22, 1947. p. 16. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Howard Hagen (October 5, 1947). "Aztecs Scalp Cal Poly '11'". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 2-B.
  3. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "Pepperdine Waves Roll Over Cal Poly, 47-0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 9, 1947. p. 13. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Tigers Edge Cal Poly, 16-7". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 16, 1947. p. 22. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Yearly Results". Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "Cal Poly Football; 2016 Media Guide". Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "1948 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017.