1954 San Francisco State Gators football team

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1954 San Francisco State Gators football
FWC champion
Conference Far Western Conference
1954 record 8–2 (5–0 FWC)
Head coach Joe Verducci (5th season)
Home stadium Cox Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Francisco State $ 5 0 0     8 2 0
Chico State 5 1 0     7 2 0
Humboldt State 4 2 0     5 5 0
Nevada 2 3 0     2 5 0
Northern Branch 1 4 0     1 7 0
Southern Oregon 0 2 0     2 5 0
Sacramento State 0 5 0     0 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Second San Francisco State vs. Nevada game did not count in conference standings

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

San Francisco State competed in the Far Western Conference (FWC), the Gators were led by 5th-year head coach Joe Verducci. They played home games at Cox Stadium in San Francisco, California, the team finished the season as champion of the FWC, with a record of eight wins and two losses (8–2, 5–0 FWC). For the season the team outscored its opponents 253–120.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 18 at San Quentin Prison* San Quentin Prison [note 2]San Quentin, California W 26–13  
September 25 at Nevada Mackay Stadium[note 3]Reno, Nevada W 39–19  
October 1 at Northern Branch[note 4] Aggie FieldDavis, California W 41–7  
October 8 San Diego State[note 5]* Cox StadiumSan Francisco W 12–10   5,500[1]
October 16 at Cal Poly* Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California L 0–19  
October 29 Nevada [note 6]* Cox Stadium • San Francisco W 54–0  
November 6 at Humboldt State Redwood BowlArcata, California W 14–7  
November 12 Sacramento State[note 7] Cox Stadium • San Francisco W 40–0  
November 19 Chico State[note 8] Cox Stadium • San Francisco W 7–6  
November 26 at Fresno State[note 9]* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California L 20–39   4,085 [2]
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No San Francisco State players were selected in the 1955 NFL Draft.[4][5][6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935–1971. See: San Francisco State
  2. ^ This was the first of six annual games against San Quentin Prison. All of the games were held within the walls of the prison itself.
  3. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Mackay Stadium, which was opened for the 1966 season."University of Nevada, Reno; Mackay Stadium". Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ UC Davis was known as Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture from 1922–1959. See: UC Davis
  5. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935–1971. See: San Diego State University
  6. ^ The second San Francisco State vs. Nevada game did not count as a conference game.
  7. ^ California State University, Sacramento was known as Sacramento State College from 1947–1971. See: Sacramento State
  8. ^ California State University, Chico was known as Chico State College from 1935–1971. See: Chico State
  9. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949–1971. See: Fresno State

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (October 9, 1954). "Punchless Aztecs Blow Third Straight, 12-10". The San Diego Union. p. A-17. 
  2. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1954 - San Francisco St. (CA)". Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ "1955 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ "San Francisco St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Draft History: San Francisco State". Retrieved April 3, 2017.