1962 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1962 San Diego State Aztecs football
CCAA champion
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1962 record 8–2 (6–0 CCAA)
Head coach Don Coryell (2nd season)
Home stadium Aztec Bowl
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

The 1962 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State College[note 1] during the 1962 NCAA College Division football season.

San Diego State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by head coach Don Coryell, in his second year, and played home games at Aztec Bowl. They finished the season as CCAA champions, with eight wins and two losses (8–2, 6–0 CCAA). For the year, the offense averaged almost 30 points a game, totaling 294 points. The defense gave up an average of 13 points a game, totaling 135 in 10 games.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 15 Cal Poly Pomona[note 2]* Aztec BowlSan Diego L 6–13   10,500[1]
September 22 Los Angeles State[note 3] Aztec Bowl • San Diego W 26–14   8,500[2]
September 29 at Cal Poly[note 4] Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California W 35–14   [3]
October 6 at Long Beach State[note 5] Veterans StadiumLong Beach, California W 36–8   5,000[4]
October 13 Redlands* Aztec Bowl • San Diego W 39–0   8,500[5]
October 19 at UC Santa Barbara La Playa Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 46–8   4,000[6]
October 27 No. 3 Fresno State[note 6] Aztec Bowl • San Diego (Rivalry) W 29–26   13,000[7][8]
November 3 Valley State[note 7] Aztec Bowl • San Diego W 39–0   6,500[9]
November 10 Pacific (CA)*dagger Aztec Bowl • San Diego W 32–18   12,500[10]
November 17 San Diego Marines[11][note 8]* Aztec Bowl • San Diego L 6–34   14,000[12]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Small-College Football Poll.

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Team players in the NFL/AFL[edit]

The following San Diego State players were selected in the 1963 NFL Draft.[15]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Neal Petties End 14 187 Baltimore Colts
Kern Carson Halfback 17 229 Baltimore Colts

The following San Diego State players were selected in the 1963 AFL Draft.[15]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Neal Petties End 21 161 Oakland Raiders
Kern Carson Halfback 29 229 Denver Broncos

Team awards[edit]

Award Player
Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
Kern Carson
Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
David Lay
Most Inspirational Player Warren Simmons

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ 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).
  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. ^ 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, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  7. ^ California State University, Northridge was known as San Fernando Valley State College from 1958 to 1971.
  8. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922 to 1964.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (September 16, 1962). "Cal Poly Shocks Aztecs". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-1. 
  2. ^ Howard Hagen (September 23, 1962). "Aztecs Whip L.A. State". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. G-1. 
  3. ^ Jerry Magee (September 30, 1962). "Aztecs Triumph, 35-14". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. G-1. 
  4. ^ Howard Hagen (October 7, 1962). "San Diego State Defeats Long Beach State, 36-8". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. H-1. 
  5. ^ Howard Hagen (October 14, 1962). "Aztecs Roll to 39-0 Win". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. G-1. 
  6. ^ Howard Hagen (October 20, 1962). "Aztecs Roll Up 46-8 Win". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. A-19. 
  7. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ Howard Hagen (October 28, 1962). "Aztecs Outlast Bulldogs". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. G-1. 
  9. ^ Howard Hagen (November 4, 1962). "Aztecs Trounce San Fernando 39-0". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-1. 
  10. ^ Howard Hagen (November 11, 1962). "Aztecs Rip Pacific, 32-18". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-1. 
  11. ^ "Military Glory: Service Teams, in Their Heyday, Won Championships, Thrilled the Fans". Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  12. ^ Howard Hagen (November 18, 1962). "MCRD Stuns Aztecs, 34-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. G-1. 
  13. ^ "San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "1963 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.