1951 Pacific Tigers football team

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1951 Pacific Tigers football
Sun Bowl, L 14–25 vs Texas Tech
Conference Independent
1951 record 6–5
Head coach Ernie Jorge (1st season)
Home stadium Pacific Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →

The 1951 Pacific Tigers football team represented the College of the Pacific[note 1] during the 1951 college football season. Pacific played home games in Pacific Memorial Stadium[note 2] in Stockton, California.

Pacific competed as an independent in 1951. In their first season under head coach Ernie Jorge, the Tigers finished the regular season with a record of six wins and four losses (6–4) and were ranked as high as #16 during the season, at the end of the season, Pacific was invited to a New Years Day bowl game for the second time in their history (also at the end of the 1946 season). On January 1, 1952, they played Texas Tech in the Sun Bowl, losing 25–14, that brought their record to six wins and five losses (6–5). For the season they outscored their opponents 275–216.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22 at Hardin–Simmons Fair Park StadiumAbilene, Texas W 33–7  
September 29 Loyola[note 3] Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, California W 41–28  
October 6 Oregon Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 34–6  
October 13 No. 16 Clemson No. 20 Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 21–7  
October 19 at Boston College No. 16 Alumni FieldChestnut Hill, Massachusetts L 12–27  
October 27 North Texas Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 34–0  
November 2 at Marquette Marquette Stadium • Milwaukee W 39–27  
November 10 Denver No. 19 Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 33–35  
November 17 No. 14 San Francisco Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 14–47  
November 23 at San Jose State[note 4] Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California L 0–7  
January 1 at Texas Tech Sun BowlEl Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl) L 14–25  
#Rankings from 1951 AP Poll.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following College of the Pacific players were selected in the 1952 NFL Draft.[2][3][4]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Eddie Macon Defensive back – Halfback 2 20 Chicago Bears
Keever Jankovich Linebacker – Defensive end 5 60 Cleveland Browns
Duane Putnam Guard 6 66 Los Angeles Rams
Burt Delavan Tackle 7 85 Los Angeles Rams
Tom McCormick Halfback 8 97 Los Angeles Rams

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  2. ^ Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.
  3. ^ Loyola Marymount University was known as Loyola University of Los Angeles from 1930 to 1973.
  4. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1951 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ "1952 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.