1965 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1965 San Diego State Aztecs football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1965 record 8–2 (3–2 CCAA)
Head coach Don Coryell (5th season)
Defensive coordinator John Madden (2nd season)
Home stadium Aztec Bowl
Balboa Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 AP / #2 UPI Cal St Los Angeles $ 5 0 0     9 1 0
#9 UPI Cal State Long Beach 4 1 0     9 1 0
San Diego State 3 2 0     8 2 0
Fresno State 1 3 0     6 4 0
Cal Poly 1 4 0     2 8 0
Valley State 0 4 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll

The 1965 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State College[note 1] during the 1965 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 fifth year, and played home games at both Aztec Bowl and Balboa Stadium.

The Aztecs were nationally rated as high as number 3 in the AP Small College Football Poll, but dropped out of the top 10 after their loss to Cal State Long Beach. They finished the season with eight wins and two losses (8–2, 3–2 CCAA). The offense scored over 40 points in a game six times, totaling 353 points during the season. The defense had five shutouts, giving up only 87 points in 10 games.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 18 Pacific (CA)* Aztec BowlSan Diego, CA W 46–6   10,500[1]
September 25 Akron* Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA W 41–0   29,869[2][3]
October 2 Cal Poly[note 2] No. 4 AP / 1 UPI Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA W 41–0   12,371[4][5]
October 9 Long Beach State[note 3] No. 3 AP / 1 UPI Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA L 32–35   16,638[6]
October 16 at No. 7 AP / 9 UPI Cal State Los Angeles No. 5 AP / 4 UPI Rose BowlPasadena, CA L 12–26   19,546[7]
October 23 Cal Poly Pomona[note 4]*dagger No. 14 UPI Aztec Bowl • San Diego, CA W 41–13   8,500[8]
October 30 at Fresno State[note 5] No. 13 UPI Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA (Rivalry) W 26–7   9,009[9][10][11]
November 13 at Valley State[note 6] No. 16 UPI Monroe HighSepulveda, CA W 50–0   4,000[12]
November 20 at Northern Arizona[note 7]* Lumberjack Stadium • Flagstaff, AZ W 20–0   6,500[13]
November 27 at Cal Western[note 8]* Balboa Stadium • San Diego, CA W 44–0   3,000[14]
*Non-conference game. #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 1966 NFL Draft. [17]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Ralph Wenzel Guard 11 168 Green Bay Packers
Larry Martin Defensive Tackle 13 195 Minnesota Vikings

The following San Diego State players were selected in the 1966 AFL Draft. [17]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Jeff Staggs Linebaker 3 26 San Diego Chargers
Clifton Kinney Linebaker 9 80 Oakland Raiders
Houston Ridge Defensive End - Defensive Tackle 13 117 San Diego Chargers

The following finished their San Diego State career in 1965, were not drafted, but played in the NFL/AFL. [18]

Player Position First NFL Team
Ray Schmautz Linebacker 1966 Oakland Raiders

Team awards[edit]

Award Player
Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
Gary Garrison
Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
Ralph Wenzel
Most Inspirational Player Ken Madison

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 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, Long Beach (Long Beach State) was known as California State College, Long Beach from 1964 to 1971.
  4. ^ 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).
  5. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  6. ^ California State University, Northridge was known as San Fernando Valley State College from 1958 to 1971.
  7. ^ Northern Arizona University was known as Arizona State College from 1958 to 1965.
  8. ^ Alliant International University was formed in 2001 via the merger of United States International University (USIU) and California School of Professional Psychology. USIU had been known as California Western University (Cal Western) from 1952 to 1967.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (September 19, 1965). "Aztecs Crush UOP, 46-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. H-1. 
  2. ^ Howard Hagen (September 26, 1965). "Aztecs Sink Akron, 41-0". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. I-1. 
  3. ^ Jeff Prugh (September 26, 1965). "Diablos Sputter, But Rip Western". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. D-10. Retrieved January 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Howard Hagen (October 3, 1965). "Aztecs Score Easy 41-0 Win Over Cal Poly". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. J-1. 
  5. ^ Jeff Prugh (September 26, 1965). "Jone Runs 93 for Diablos, 41-0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. D-13. Retrieved January 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ Howard Hagen (October 10, 1965). "Long Beach Rally Upsets SDS, 35-32". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. J-1. 
  7. ^ Howard Hagen (October 17, 1965). "Diablos Stop SDS, 26-12". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. J-1. 
  8. ^ Johnny McDonald (October 24, 1965). "Garrison-Led Aztecs Bomb Cal Poly, 41-13". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. I-1. 
  9. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  10. ^ Howard Hagen (October 31, 1965). "Aztecs Top Fresno, 26-7". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. I-1. 
  11. ^ "Diablos Gallop by Hawaii, 37-7". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 1, 1965. p. III-10. Retrieved January 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  12. ^ Howard Hagen (November 14, 1965). "Aztecs Crush Matadors". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. I-1. 
  13. ^ Howard Hagen (November 21, 1965). "Aztecs Cut Down Lumberjacks". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. H-1. 
  14. ^ Howard Hagen (November 28, 1965). "Aztecs Crush Cal Western". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. I-1. 
  15. ^ "San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  16. ^ a b "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "1966 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  18. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.