1968 Pacific Tigers football team

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1968 Pacific Tigers football
Conference Independent
1968 record 6–4
Head coach Doug Scovil (3rd season)
Home stadium Pacific Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →

The 1968 Pacific Tigers football team represented the University of the Pacific during the 1968 college football season.

Pacific competed as an independent for the last time in 1968, this concluded 20 straight years as an independent (since the 1949 season). In 1969, Pacific moved to the new Pacific Coast Athletic Association (PCAA)[note 1]. They played home games in Pacific Memorial Stadium[note 2] in Stockton, California; in their third season under head coach Doug Scovil, the Tigers finished with a record of six wins and four losses (6–4). This was the first winning season for Pacific since 1961, for the 1968 season they outscored their opponents 179–158.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 21 Miami (OH) Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, California W 21–20  
September 28 at West Texas State[note 3] Buffalo BowlCanyon, Texas L 7–23  
October 5 vs. Idaho old Bronco StadiumBoise, Idaho [1] L 14–31  
October 12 Santa Clara Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 30–22   [2]
October 19 Utah State Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 18–7   [3]
October 26 at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, Colorado W 31–0  
November 2 San Jose State[note 4] Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 28–0  
November 9 at UC Santa Barbara Campus StadiumSanta Barbara, California W 27–21  
November 16 Stanford Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 0–24  
November 23 at Fresno State[note 5] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California L 3–10   7,752[4]

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following University of the Pacific players were selected in the 1969 NFL Draft.[6][7][8]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Bob Heinz Defensive tackle – Defensive end 2 37 Miami Dolphins
Rudy Redmond Defensive back 4 91 Chicago Bears

The following finished their college career at Pacific, were not drafted, but played in the NFL starting with the 1969 season.

Player Position First AFL team
Bob Adams Tight end – Tackle 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers
Bruce Coslet Tight end 1969 Cincinnati Bengals

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  2. ^ Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.
  3. ^ West Texas A&M University was known as West Texas State University from 1963 to 1992.
  4. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Wilson (October 6, 1968). "Vandals topple Pacific 31-14". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Lewiston, Idaho. p. 12. 
  2. ^ "SF State Remains Unbeaten". Red Bluff Daily News. Red Bluff, California. October 14, 1968. p. 7. Retrieved March 31, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "'Jacks, Gators To Clash for Top Spot". The Times Standard. Eureka, California. October 21, 1968. p. 6. Retrieved March 31, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "1968 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  6. ^ "1969 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.