1952 Santa Barbara Gauchos football team

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1952 Santa Barbara Gauchos football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1952 record 8–2 (3–1 CCAA)
Head coach Stan Williamson (1st season)
Home stadium La Playa Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
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 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos football team represented Santa Barbara College[note 1] during the 1952 College Division football season.

Santa Barbara competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by head coach Stan Williamson in the first year of his second tenure as head coach, he had coached the team from 1941–1948, before taking a sabbatical and serving in the Navy. While in the Navy, Williamson coached the San Diego Naval Air Station football team, including leading the team to the naval championship in 1951, the Gauchos played home games at La Playa Stadium in Santa Barbara, California. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and two losses (8–2, 3–1 CCAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 19 La Verne* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 34–6  
September 27 at Whittier* Hadley Field • Whittier, CA L 6–7  
October 3 at Occidental* D.W. Patterson Field • Los Angeles, CA W 14–12  
October 10 Cal Poly La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA L 0–19  
October 17 at Los Angeles State[note 2] Los Angeles State Field • Los Angeles, CA W 21–20  
October 25 San Francisco State* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 20–6  
November 1 at Northern Branch[note 3]* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 48–0  
November 7 at Pepperdine El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA W 27–6  
November 14 at Pomona-Claremont[note 4]* Claremont Alumni Field • Claremont, CA W 26–7  
November 21 San Diego State La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 21–20   5,500[1]
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Santa Barbara Gaucho players were selected in the 1953 NFL Draft.[3][4][5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ UC Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944–1956. See: Santa Barbara College
  2. ^ California State University, Los Angeles was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947–1963. See: Cal State LA
  3. ^ UC Davis was known as Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture from 1922–1959. See: UC Davis
  4. ^ Pomona-Pitzer was known as Pomona-Claremont from 1950–1961. Pitzer College did not exist until 1963. See: Pomona College

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (November 22, 1952). "Gaucho Theft Up-Ends Aztecs". The San Diego Union. p. B-3. 
  2. ^ "1952 - California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "1953 NFL Draft". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ "California-Santa Barbara Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Draft History: California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved March 18, 2017.