1960 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1960 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
CCAA champion
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1960 record 9–1 (5–0 CCAA)
Head coach Cecil Coleman (2nd season)
Home stadium Ratcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 UPI Fresno State $ 5 0 0     9 1 0
Long Beach State 3 1 1     5 3 1
Los Angeles State 2 1 1     4 3 1
Cal Poly 1 2 0     1 5 0
UC Santa Barbara 1 3 0     2 5 1
San Diego State 0 5 0     1 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll

The 1960 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented Fresno State College[note 1] during the 1960 College Division football season.

The team was led by second-year head coach Cecil Coleman and played home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. They finished the season as champions of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) for the third consecutive year, with a record of nine wins and one loss (9–1, 5–0 CCAA). This was the sixth conference title in seven years for the Bulldogs.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 Hawaii* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California (Rivalry) W 17–7   9,601
September 30 at UC Santa Barbara La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 33–15  
October 8 Abilene Christian* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, California W 20–19   8,479
October 15 Cal Poly[note 2] Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, California W 33–0   11,320
October 22 at Los Angeles State[note 3] Rose BowlPasadena, California W 35–13  
October 29 San Diego State[note 4] Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, California (Rivalry) W 60–0   6,500
November 5 Long Beach State[note 5] No. 8 Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, California W 21–3   5,194
November 11 at San Jose State[note 6]* No. 8 Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California (Rivalry) W 27–12   9,000
November 19 Montana State* No. 6 Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, California L 20–22   12,440
November 26 Pacific (CA)[note 7]* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, California W 32–7   10,011
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from 1960 NCAA College Division football rankings.

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Team players in the NFL/AFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1961 NFL Draft.[3][4]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Dale Messer Halfback 4 52 San Francisco 49ers

The following were selected in the 1961 AFL Draft.[3]

Player Position Round Overall AFL team
Dale Messer Halfback 13 103 San Diego Chargers

The following finished their college career in 1960, were not drafted, but played in the AFL (prior to the merge with the NFL).

Player Position First AFL team
John Mattox Tackle – Defensive tackle 1961 Denver Broncos
Nick Papac Quarterback 1961 Oakland Raiders

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1963.
  4. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ California State University, Long Beach was known as Long Beach State College from 1950 to 1963.
  6. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "1961 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.