1962 Los Angeles State Diablos football team

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1962 Los Angeles State Diablos football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1962 record 2–8 (0–6 CCAA)
Head coach Leonard (Bud) Adams (12th season)
Home stadium L.A. State Stadium
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Diego State $ 6 0 0     8 2 0
Fresno State 4 1 0     7 3 0
Long Beach State 3 3 0     5 5 0
Cal Poly 3 3 0     4 5 0
Valley State 2 3 0     3 6 0
UC Santa Barbara 2 4 0     2 8 0
Los Angeles State 0 6 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 Los Angeles State Diablos football team represented Los Angeles State[note 1] during the 1962 College Division football season.

Los Angeles State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by twelfth-year head coach Leonard (Bud) Adams. Coach Adams had been the leader of the team since the school started playing intercollegiate football in 1951, and this was his last year as head coach. They finished the season with a record of two wins and eight losses (2–8, 0–6 CCAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 22 at San Diego State[note 2] Aztec BowlSan Diego L 14–26   8,500[1]
September 29 Hawaii* L.A. State Stadium • Los Angeles W 10–6   3,267[2]
October 6 UC Santa Barbara* L.A. State Stadium • Los Angeles L 13–23  
October 13 Pacific (CA) L.A. State Stadium • Los Angeles L 13–34  
October 20 No. 2 Fresno State[note 3] L.A. State Stadium • Los Angeles L 0–34[3]   4,630[4]
October 27 at University of Mexico* Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, Mexico
W 28–10  
November 3 at Cal Poly[note 4] Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California L 0–28  
November 10 Long Beach State[note 5]dagger L.A. State Stadium • Los Angeles L 22–23   3,170[5]
November 17 at Valley State[note 6] Monroe HighSepulveda, California L 13–15  
November 22 at Cal Poly Pomona[note 7] Mt. San Antonio College StadiumWalnut, California L 10–32  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Small-College Football Poll.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following Los Angeles State players were selected in the 1963 NFL Draft.[7][8]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Harold Gray Linebacker 13 179 Pittsburgh Steelers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1963.
  2. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  3. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ California State University, Long Beach was known as Long Beach State College from 1950 to 1963.
  6. ^ California State University, Northridge was known as San Fernando Valley State College from 1958 to 1971.
  7. ^ California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) was known as Cal Poly Kellogg-Voorhis Unit from 1957 to 1965. However, it was more commonly known as Cal Poly (Pomona).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (September 23, 1962). "Aztecs Whip L.A. State". The San Diego Union. p. G-1. 
  2. ^ "L.A. State Tips Hawaii". Independent Star-News (Pasadena, California). September 30, 1962. p. A-1. Retrieved January 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Fresno State Breezes Past Diablos, 34-0". The Los Angeles Times. October 21, 1962. p. D-10. Retrieved January 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ Al Larson (November 11, 1962). "Andrews, Reed Lead L.B. State to 23-22 Victory". Independent Press-Telegram (Long Beach, California). p. C-1. Retrieved January 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "1962 - Cal St.-Los Angeles". Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  7. ^ "1963 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Los Angeles St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 19, 2017.