1952 Cal Poly Mustangs football team

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1952 Cal Poly Mustangs football
CCAA champion
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1952 record 7–3 (4–0 CCAA)
Head coach LeRoy Hughes (3rd season)
Home stadium Mustang Stadium
(Capacity: 8,500)
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Cal Poly $ 4 0 0     7 3 0
Santa Barbara 3 1 0     8 2 0
San Diego State 2 2 0     4 5 0
Los Angeles State 1 3 0     4 4 0
Pepperdine 0 4 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 Cal Poly Mustangs football team represented California Polytechnic State University[note 1] during the 1952 college football season. Cal Poly competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

The team was led by third-year head coach LeRoy Hughes and played home games at Mustang Stadium in San Luis Obispo, California. They finished the season as champions of the CCAA, with a record of seven wins and three losses (7–3, 4–0 CCAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 20 at Sul Ross State[note 2] Jackson Field • Alpine, Texas L 7–28  
September 27 at Bradley (IL) Peoria, Illinois L 0–21  
October 4 San Diego State[note 3] Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California W 20–18   5,000[1]
October 10 at Santa Barbara[note 4] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 19–0  
October 18 San Francisco State[note 5]* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 34–26  
October 25 Pepperdine[note 6] Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 39–13  
November 1 Whittier* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California L 20–42  
November 8 Los Angeles State[note 7] Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 32–7  
November 15 at Redlands* Redlands Stadium[note 8]Redlands, California W 26–6  
November 22 Missouri Valley* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 27–14  
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Cal Poly Mustangs were selected in the 1953 NFL Draft.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of Cal Poly is California Polytechnic State University. However, it has been more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly since 1947.
  2. ^ Sul Ross State University was known as Sul Ross State College from 1949 to 1968.
  3. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  4. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1958.
  5. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ Naval Air Station Terminal Island was one of several names for the Naval air station and repair facility located on Terminal Island in Los Angeles County, California from 1938 to 1997
  7. ^ California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1963.
  8. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Ted Runner Stadium on the University of Redlands campus, which was opened for the 1968 season

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (October 5, 1952). "Cal Poly Deals Aztecs Surprise 20-18 Setback". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-1. 
  2. ^ "Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Yearly Results". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Cal Poly Football; 2016 Media Guide". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ "1953 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017.