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
Cal Aggies 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)[note 2]. 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 State Prison* San Quentin Prison[note 3]San Quentin, California W 26–13  
September 25 at Nevada Mackay Stadium[note 4]Reno, Nevada W 39–19  
October 1 at Cal Aggies[note 5] Aggie FieldDavis, California W 41–7  
October 8 San Diego State[note 6]* Cox StadiumSan Francisco W 12–10   5,500[1]
October 16 at Cal Poly[note 7]* Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California L 0–19  
October 29 Nevada[note 8]* Cox Stadium • San Francisco W 54–0  
November 6 at Humboldt State[note 9] Redwood BowlArcata, California W 14–7   2,500[2]
November 12 Sacramento State[note 10] Cox Stadium • San Francisco W 40–0  
November 19 Chico State[note 11] Cox Stadium • San Francisco W 7–6  
November 26 at Fresno State[note 12]* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California L 20–39   4,085 [3]
*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.[5][6][7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ The Northern California Athletic Conference (NCAC) was known as the Far Western Conference (FWC) from its founding in 1925 to 1982.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ The second San Francisco State vs. Nevada game did not count as a conference game.
  9. ^ Humboldt State University was known as Humboldt State College from 1935 to 1971.
  10. ^ California State University, Sacramento was known as Sacramento State College from 1947 to 1971.
  11. ^ California State University, Chico was known as Chico State College from 1935 to 1971.
  12. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (October 9, 1954). "Punchless Aztecs Blow Third Straight, 12-10". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. A-17. 
  2. ^ "Inspired Humboldt State Team Plays Best Game Of Season In Losing To San Francisco Gators". The Times Standard. Eureka, California. November 8, 1954. p. 6. Retrieved March 12, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "1954 - San Francisco St. (CA)". Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1955 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ "San Francisco St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Draft History: San Francisco State". Retrieved April 3, 2017.