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  
October 22 San Jose State La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA L 13–43  
November 6 at Northern Branch[note 5]* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 27–6  
November 11 Cal Poly* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 35–19  
November 20 at Pacific (CA)[note 6] Baxter Stadium • Stockton, CA L 14–46  
November 27 San Diego State La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 27–6   4,500[1]
December 4 Willamette Griffith Stadium • Bakersfield, CA[2] (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.[4][5][6]

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. ^ UC Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944–1956. See: Santa Barbara College
  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. ^ The football team played using just the Pomona College name from 1893–1949. Pitzer College did not exist until 1963. See: Pomona College
  4. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911–1948. See: Fresno State
  5. ^ UC Davis was known as Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture from 1922–1959. See: UC Davis
  6. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911–1961. See: University of the Pacific

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (November 28, 1948). "Gauchos Was Aztecs, 27 To 6". The San Diego Union. p. 3-B. 
  2. ^ "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
  3. ^ "1948 - California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "1949 NFL Draft". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ "California-Santa Barbara Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Draft History: California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved March 18, 2017.