1959 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1959 San Diego State Aztecs football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1959 record 1–6–1 (0–5–0 CCAA)
Head coach Paul Governali (4th season)
Home stadium Aztec Bowl
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State $ 5 0 0     7 3 0
Los Angeles State 3 2 0     7 3 0
Cal Poly 3 2 0     6 3 0
UC Santa Barbara 2 3 0     6 4 0
Long Beach State 2 3 0     4 5 0
San Diego State 0 5 0     1 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State College[note 1] during the 1959 NCAA College Division football season.

San Diego State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by head coach Paul Governali, in his fourth year, and played home games at Aztec Bowl. They finished the season with one win, six losses and one tie (1–6–1, 0–5–0 CCAA). The Aztecs scored only 74 points in their eight games while giving up 208.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26 at Los Angeles State[note 2] Rose BowlPasadena, CA L 3–21   [1]
October 3 Cal Poly Aztec BowlSan Diego, CA L 6–13   8,500[2]
October 10 Long Beach State[note 3] Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA L 6–14   7,500[3]
October 17 at Redlands* Redlands Stadium[note 4]Redlands, CA W 19–15   [4]
October 31 at Fresno State[note 5] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA (Rivalry) L 13–38   5,500[5]
November 7 UC Santa Barbaradagger Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA L 7–29   6,500[6]
November 14 at Pepperdine* Sentinel FieldInglewood, CA T 14–14   1,500[7]
November 21 San Diego Marines[8][note 6]* Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA L 6–64   8,500[9]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL/AFL[edit]

No San Diego State players were selected in the 1960 NFL Draft or 1960 AFL Draft. [12]

The following finished their San Diego State career in 1959, were not drafted, but played in the NFL/AFL. [13]

Player Position First NFL Team
Bob Keyes Halfback 1960 Oakland Raiders

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935–1971. See: San Diego State
  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. ^ California State University, Long Beach was known as Long Beach State College from 1950–1963. See: Long Beach State
  4. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Ted Runner Stadium on the University of Redlands campus, which was opened for the 1968 season
  5. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949–1971. See: Fresno State
  6. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922–1964.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (September 27, 1959). "Diablos Topple San Diego State". The San Diego Union. p. G-1. 
  2. ^ Howard Hagen (October 4, 1959). "Cal Poly Rally Shades Aztecs". The San Diego Union. p. H-1. 
  3. ^ Howard Hagen (October 11, 1959). "Long Beach State Jolts Aztecs, 14-6". The San Diego Union. p. G-1. 
  4. ^ Howard Hagen (October 18, 1959). "Morris Scores Three Times, Aztecs Triumph". The San Diego Union. p. G-1. 
  5. ^ Howard Hagen (November 1, 1959). "Fresno Stomps Aztecs, 38-13". The San Diego Union. p. B-1. 
  6. ^ Johnny McDonald (November 8, 1959). "Gauchos Stampede San Diego St., 29-7". The San Diego Union. p. G-1. 
  7. ^ Howard Hagen (November 15, 1959). "Pepperdine's Rally Ties Aztecs, 14-14". The San Diego Union. p. G-1. 
  8. ^ "Military Glory: Service Teams, in Their Heyday, Won Championships, Thrilled the Fans". Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  9. ^ Howard Hagen (November 22, 1959). "MCRD Jars Aztecs, 64-6; Still Unbeaten". The San Diego Union. p. G-1. 
  10. ^ "San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  11. ^ "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  12. ^ "1960 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  13. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.