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 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[note 2]* Cox StadiumSan Francisco L 0–21  
October 4 at Fresno State[note 3] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California L 7–60   8,198[1]
October 11 at San Diego State[note 4] Balboa StadiumSan Diego L 13–33   5,000[2]
October 17 Terminal Island Navy[note 5]* El Camino Stadium • Torrance, California W 33–14  
October 25 at Cal Poly[note 6] Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California L 13–39  
October 31 Point Mugu Navy[note 7]* El Camino Stadium • Torrance, California W 14–0   1,200
November 7 Santa Barbara[note 8] El Camino Stadium • Torrance, California L 6–27  
November 15 at Humboldt State[note 9]* Redwood BowlArcata, California L 7–41[3]  
November 21 Los Angeles State[note 10]* El Camino Stadium • Torrance, California ("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.[6][7]

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 to 1970.
  2. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  3. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  4. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Naval Air Station Point Mugu was a Naval air station located in Ventura County, California from 1942 to 2000
  8. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1957.
  9. ^ Humboldt State University was known as Humboldt State College from 1935 to 1971.
  10. ^ California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1963.

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. San Diego, California. p. B-1. 
  3. ^ "Lumberjacks Batter Pepperdine 11 By 41 To 7 Score; HSC Linemen Play Stellar Role In Big Win". The Times Standard. Eureka, California. November 17, 1952. p. 16. Retrieved March 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "1952 - Pepperdine". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ Grenley, Dave (June 3, 2010). "The History of Pepperdine Football". Pepperdine Waves. Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  6. ^ "1953 NFL Draft". Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Pepperdine Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 15, 2017.