1961 Cal Poly Mustangs football team

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1961 Cal Poly Mustangs football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1961 record 5–3 (3–2 CCAA)
Head coach LeRoy Hughes (12th season)
Home stadium Mustang Stadium
(Capacity: 8,500)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State $ 5 0 0     10 0 0
Cal Poly 3 2 0     5 3 0
San Diego State 2 2 1     7 2 1
Los Angeles State 2 2 1     4 4 1
Long Beach State 2 3 0     5 5 0
UC Santa Barbara 0 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Cal Poly Mustangs football team represented California Polytechnic State University [note 1] during the 1961 College Division football season. Cal Poly competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

The team was led by twelfth-year head coach LeRoy Hughes and played home games at Mustang Stadium in San Luis Obispo, California. They finished the season with a record of five wins and three losses (5–3, 3–2 CCAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 30 at San Diego State [note 2] Aztec BowlSan Diego L 6–9   9,000[1]
October 7 at Valley State [note 3] Monroe HighNorth Hills, California W 43–8  
October 14 Fresno State [note 4] Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California L 13–42   6,000[2]
October 21 Long Beach State [note 5] Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 21–14  
October 28 San Diego Marines [note 6]* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California L 20–28  
November 4 at Los Angeles State [note 7] Snyder Field ? • Los Angeles W 40–13  
November 11 Adams State* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 16–10  
November 17 UC Santa Barbara* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 32–14  
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Cal Poly Mustangs were selected in the 1962 NFL Draft.[5]

The following finished their college career in 1961, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.[6]

Player Position First NFL team
Karl Finch Wide receiver 1962 Los Angeles Rams

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of Cal Poly is California Polytechnic State University. However, it has been more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly since 1947.
  2. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  3. ^ California State University, Northridge was known as San Fernando Valley State College from 1958 to 1971.
  4. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  5. ^ California State University, Long Beach was known as Long Beach State College from 1950 to 1963.
  6. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922 to 1964.
  7. ^ California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (October 1, 1961). "Aztecs' 85-Yard Punt Return Nips Poly, 9-6 In Last Minute". The San Diego Union. p. G-1. 
  2. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Yearly Results". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Cal Poly Football; 2016 Media Guide". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1962 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 12, 2017.