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 (5th 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 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 to 1948, before taking a sabbatical and serving in the Navy. While in the Navy, Williamson coached the San Diego Naval Air Station[note 2] 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[note 3] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA L 0–19  
October 17 at Los Angeles State[note 4] Los Angeles State Field • Los Angeles, CA W 21–20  
October 25 San Francisco State[note 5]* La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, CA W 20–6  
November 1 vs. Cal Aggies[note 6][note 7]* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 48–0  
November 7 at Pepperdine[note 8] El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA W 27–6  
November 14 at Pomona-Claremont[note 9]* Claremont Alumni Field • Claremont, CA W 26–7  
November 21 San Diego State[note 10] 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. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1957.
  2. ^ The Naval Training Center San Diego (Naval Training Station) was a U.S. Navy facility from 1923 to 1997.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1963.
  5. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ The game against the Cal Aggies was part of an "All-UC Doubleheader" that was held annually from 1948 to 1963. The other game of the double-header was California vs. UCLA. The games were always held at the home stadium of either Cal or UCLA.
  7. ^ University of California, Davis was known as Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture from 1922 to 1959. In common usage, the sports teams were called the "Cal Aggies" from 1924 until the mid 1970s.
  8. ^ Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937 to 1970.
  9. ^ What is now known as the Pomona-Pitzer football team was known as Pomona-Claremont from 1950 to 1961. Pitzer College did not exist until 1963.
  10. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (November 22, 1952). "Gaucho Theft Up-Ends Aztecs". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. 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.