1952 Pepperdine Waves football team

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1952 Pepperdine Waves football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1952 record 2–7 (0–4 CCAA)
Head coach Duck Dowell (2nd season)
Home stadium El Camino Stadium
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 Pepperdine Waves football team represented George Pepperdine College[note 1] during the 1952 College Division football season.

Pepperdine competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by second-year head coach Duck Dowell and played home games at El Camino Stadium on the campus of El Camino College in Torrance, California, they finished the season with a record of two wins and seven losses (2–7, 0–4 CCAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26 at San Francisco State* Cox StadiumSan Francisco, CA L 0–21  
October 4 at Fresno State[note 2] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA L 7–60   8,198[1]
October 11 at San Diego State Balboa StadiumSan Diego, CA L 13–33   5,000[2]
October 17 Terminal Island Navy* El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA W 33–14  
October 25 at Cal Poly Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, CA L 13–39  
October 31 Point Mugu Navy* El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA W 14–0   1,200
November 7 Santa Barbara[note 3] El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA L 6–27  
November 15 at Humboldt State* Redwood BowlArcata, CA L 7–41  
November 21 Los Angeles State[note 4]* El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA ("Old Shoe" Rivalry) L 0–13   3,500
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Pepperdine Waves were selected in the 1953 NFL Draft.[5][6]

The following finished their Pepperdine career in 1952, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL Team
Mel Embree End 1953 Baltimore Colts

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937–1970. More commonly it was simply called Pepperdine College. See: Pepperdine
  2. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949–1971. See: Fresno State
  3. ^ UC Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944–1956. See: UC Santa Barbara
  4. ^ California State University, Los Angeles was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947–1963. See: Cal State LA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ Howard Hagen (October 12, 1952). "Aztecs Repulse Waves, 33 to 13". The San Diego Union. p. B-1. 
  3. ^ "1952 - Pepperdine". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ Grenley, Dave (June 3, 2010). "The History of Pepperdine Football". Pepperdine Waves. Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1953 NFL Draft". Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Pepperdine Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 15, 2017.