1949 Santa Barbara Gauchos football team

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1949 Santa Barbara Gauchos football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1949 record 2–7 (1–3 CCAA)
Head coach Roy Engle (1st season)
Home stadium La Playa Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
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 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos football team represented Santa Barbara College[note 1] during the 1949 college football season.

Santa Barbara competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by first-year head coach Roy Engle and played home games at La Playa Stadium in Santa Barbara, California. They finished the season with a record of two wins and seven losses (2–7, 1–3 CCAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 23 Whittier* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 6–20  
September 30 at Pomona[note 2]* Claremont Alumni Field • Claremont, California L 13–21  
October 7 Occidental* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 12–31  
October 14 Fresno State[note 3] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 14–7  
October 21 at San Jose State[note 4] Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California L 14–55  
October 29 vs. Cal Aggies[note 5][note 6]* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles W 40–6  
November 8 Pepperdine[note 7]* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 12–33  
November 11 at Cal Poly[note 8] Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California L 0–7   [1]
November 24 San Diego State[note 9] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 0–22   6,000[2]
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Santa Barbara Gaucho players were selected in the 1950 NFL Draft.[4][5][6]

The following finished their Santa Barbara Gauchos career in 1949, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL team
Royal Cathcart Halfback 1950 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. ^ 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.
  3. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  4. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937 to 1970.
  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. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cal Poly Wins". Oakland Tribune. Oakland, California. November 11, 1949. p. 45. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Howard Hagen (November 25, 1949). "Aztecs Close With 22-0 Win". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-3. 
  3. ^ "1949 - California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "1950 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.