1954 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1954 San Diego State Aztecs football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1954 record 5–4 (2–2 CCAA)
Head coach Bill Schutte (8th season)
Home stadium Aztec Bowl
Balboa Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State $ 4 0 0     7 3 0
Cal Poly 3 1 0     6 4 0
San Diego State 2 2 0     5 4 0
Santa Barbara 1 3 0     4 5 0
Los Angeles State 0 4 0     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State College[note 1] during the 1954 college football season.

San Diego State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by eighth-year head coach Bill Schutte, and played home games at both Aztec Bowl and Balboa Stadium, they finished the season with five wins and four losses (5–4, 2–2 CCAA). Overall, the team outscored its opponents 177–141 for the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 25 New Mexico* Balboa StadiumSan Diego L 7–28   12,500[1]
October 2 at Cal Poly Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California L 14–26   [2]
October 8 at San Francisco State* Cox StadiumSan Francisco L 10–12   5,500[3]
October 16 at San Diego Marines (MCRD)[4][note 2]* Balboa Stadium • San Diego W 14–0   7,000[5]
October 23 Los Angeles State[note 3]dagger Aztec Bowl • San Diego W 38–0   7,000[6]
October 30 Fresno State[note 4] Balboa Stadium • San Diego (Rivalry) L 0–20   12,000[7]
November 13 Pepperdine* Aztec Bowl • San Diego W 20–13   5,000[8]
November 20 at Santa Barbara[note 5] La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 33–14   5,000[9]
November 27 Whittier* Aztec Bowl • San Diego W 41–28   4,000[10]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following San Diego State players were selected in the 1955 NFL Draft.[13]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Bob Newton Guard 17 202 San Francisco 49ers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935–1971. See: San Diego State
  2. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922–1964.
  3. ^ California State University, Los Angeles was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947–1963. See: Cal State LA
  4. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949–1971. See: Fresno State
  5. ^ UC Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944–1956. See: UC Santa Barbara

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (September 26, 1954). "New Mexico Cashes Breaks, Rallies To Dump Aztecs, 28-7". The San Diego Union. p. B-1. 
  2. ^ Howard Hagen (October 3, 1954). "Jeter-Powered Cal Poly Jars Slow-Starting Aztecs, 26-14". The San Diego Union. p. G-1. 
  3. ^ Howard Hagen (October 9, 1954). "Punchless Aztecs Blow Third Straight, 12-10". The San Diego Union. p. A-17. 
  4. ^ "Military Glory: Service Teams, in Their Heyday, Won Championships, Thrilled the Fans". Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ Howard Hagen (October 17, 1954). "Aztecs Rout Dumfounded MCRD, 14-10". The San Diego Union. p. H-1. 
  6. ^ Howard Hagen (October 24, 1954). "Aztec Subs Romp, L.A. Falls, 38-0". The San Diego Union. p. B-1. 
  7. ^ Howard Hagen (October 31, 1954). "Fresno Blank Aztecs, 20-0". The San Diego Union. p. G-1. 
  8. ^ Howard Hagen (November 14, 1954). "Aztecs Nip Pepperdine, 20-13, On Last-Quarter Touchdown". The San Diego Union. p. B-1. 
  9. ^ Howard Hagen (November 21, 1954). "Aztecs Win, 33-14, Clinch Third Place". The San Diego Union. p. B-1. 
  10. ^ Howard Hagen (November 28, 1954). "Aztecs Rally Stuns Whittier, 41-28". The San Diego Union. p. B-1. 
  11. ^ "San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  12. ^ "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  13. ^ "1955 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.