1949 San Jose State Spartans football team

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1949 San Jose State Spartans football
Raisin Bowl champion
CCAA champion
Raisin Bowl, W 20–13 vs. Texas Tech
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1949 record 9–4 (4–0 CCAA)
Head coach Wilbur V. "Bill" Hubbard (4th season)
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
(Capacity: 18,155)
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State $ 4 0 0     9 4 0
San Diego State 3 1 0     6 3 0
Cal Poly 1 3 0     4 6 0
Fresno State 1 3 0     3 8 0
Santa Barbara 1 3 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San Jose State College[note 1] during the 1949 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 fourth 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 four losses (9–4, 4–0 CCAA). As champion, the Spartans were invited to the 1949 Raisin Bowl, played in Fresno, California. They defeated the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association (Border Conference) champion Texas Tech Red Raiders in the game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 10 University of Mexico* Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California W 21–63  
September 17 at Stanford* Stanford StadiumStanford, California (Rivalry) L 7–42  
September 24 Santa Clara* Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California L 21–55  
October 1 at BYU* Cougar Stadium[note 2]Provo, Utah W 36–34  
October 7 Pepperdine* Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California W 11–45  
October 14 San Francisco* Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California L 7–16  
October 21 Santa Barbara[note 3] Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California W 24–27  
October 28 Pacific (CA)[note 4]* Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California L 3–21  
November 4 at Cal Poly Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California W 7–31  
November 12 at San Diego State Aztec BowlSan Diego W 15–12   8,500[1]
November 18 Saint Mary's* Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California W 15–12  
November 24 at Fresno State[note 5] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California (Rivalry) W 15–12   6,381[2]
December 31 Texas Tech* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California W 15–12   10,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following San Jose State players were selected in the 1950 NFL Draft.[5][6]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Harley Dow Guard – Tackle 11 141 San Francisco 49ers
Harry Russell Back 15 190 Pittsburgh Steelers
Billy Wilson End – Flanker 22 283 San Francisco 49ers
Junior Morgan End 28 363 Los Angeles Rams

The following finished their San Jose State career in 1949, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL team
Marvin Johnson Defensive back – Halfback 1951 Los Angeles Rams

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935–1971. See: San Jose State
  2. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Cougar Stadium on the BYU campus, which was opened for the 1964 season
  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 College from 1949–1971. See: Fresno State

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (November 13, 1949). "Spartans Pin 40-0 Lacing On Aztecs". The San Diego Union. p. B-2. 
  2. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "San Jose State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ "San Jose State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1950 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  6. ^ "San Jose St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 16, 2016.