1948 Santa Barbara Gauchos football team

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1948 Santa Barbara Gauchos football
Potato Bowl, W 46–7 vs. Willamette
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1948 record 6–5 (2–3 CCAA)
Head coach Stan Williamson (4th season)
Home stadium La Playa Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State $ 5 0 0     9 3 0
Pacific 4 1 0     7 1 2
Santa Barbara 2 3 0     6 5 0
Fresno State 2 3 0     3 6 1
San Diego State 1 4 0     4 7 0
Cal Poly 1 4 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos football team represented Santa Barbara College[note 1] during the 1948 college football season.

Santa Barbara competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by fourth-year head coach Stan Williamson and played home games at La Playa Stadium in Santa Barbara, California, they finished the season with a record of six wins and five losses (6–5, 2–3 CCAA). At the end of the season, the Gauchos played in the first Potato Bowl, in Bakersfield, California.[note 2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 18 at Oregon* Hayward FieldEugene, OR L 7–55  
September 25 at Whittier* Hadley Field • Whittier, CA W 21–19  
October 1 Pomona[note 3]* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 32–14  
October 9 Occidental* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA L 7–8  
October 16 at Fresno State[note 4] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA L 7–28   [1]
October 22 San Jose State[note 5] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA L 13–43  
November 6 vs. Cal Aggies[note 6][note 7]* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 27–6   [2]
November 11 Cal Poly[note 8]* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 35–19  
November 20 at Pacific (CA)[note 9] Baxter Stadium • Stockton, CA L 14–46  
November 27 San Diego State[note 10] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 27–6   4,500[3]
December 4 vs. Willamette Griffith Stadium • Bakersfield, CA[4] (Potato Bowl) W 46–7  
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Santa Barbara Gaucho players were selected in the 1949 NFL Draft.[6][7][8]

The following finished their Santa Barbara Gauchos career in 1948, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL Team
Sam Cathcart Defensive Back - Halfback 1949 San Francisco 49ers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1957.
  2. ^ The Potato Bowl was played as a charity benefit in Bakersfield from 1948–1967. In later years, instead of four-year institutions it was played between Junior College teams, this Bowl game has no relation to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl which was founded in 1997.
  3. ^ What is now known as the Pomona-Pitzer football team played using just the Pomona College name from 1893 to 1949. Pitzer College did not exist until 1963.
  4. ^ California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948
  5. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ The game against the Cal Aggies was part of an "All-UC Doubleheader" that was held annually from 1948 to 1963. The other game of the double-header was California vs. UCLA. The games were always held at the home stadium of either Cal or UCLA.
  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. ^ The official name of Cal Poly has been California Polytechnic State University since 1947. However, it is more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly.
  9. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  10. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ventura Ties West Loop". The Bakersfield Californian. Bakersfield, California. October 18, 1948. p. 23. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Compton College Takes Lead as Little Rose Bowl Selectee". The Bakersfield Californian. Bakersfield, California. November 8, 1948. p. 22. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Howard Hagen (November 28, 1948). "Gauchos Was Aztecs, 27 To 6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 3-B. 
  4. ^ "Shrine Grid Game Becomes Bowl Tilt". The Bakersfield Californian. Bakersfield, California. December 1, 1948. p. 32. Retrieved February 5, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "1948 - California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ "1949 NFL Draft". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  7. ^ "California-Santa Barbara Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Draft History: California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved March 18, 2017.