1971 Pacific Tigers football team

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1971 Pacific Tigers football
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1971 record 3–8 (1–4 PCAA)
Head coach Homer Smith (2nd season)
Home stadium Pacific Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 28,000)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Long Beach State $ 5 1 0     8 4 0
San Jose State 4 1 0     5 6 1
Fresno State 3 2 0     6 5 0
San Diego State 2 3 0     6 5 0
UC Santa Barbara 2 3 0     3 8 0
Pacific (CA) 1 4 0     3 8 0
Cal State Los Angeles 0 3 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Pacific Tigers football team represented the University of the Pacific (UOP) in the 1971 NCAA University Division football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 1]

The team was led by second-year head coach Homer Smith, and played home games at Pacific Memorial Stadium[note 2] in Stockton, California. They finished the season with a record of three wins and eight losses (3–8, 1–4 PCAA). The Tigers were outscored by their opponents 176–198 for the entire season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 11 Miami (OH)* Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, California L 10–17  
September 18 at UTEP* Sun BowlEl Paso, Texas L 3–21  
September 25 at Long Beach State[note 3] Veterans StadiumLong Beach, California L 14–15   6,853[1]
October 2 UC Santa Barbara Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 7–21  
October 9 at San Diego State[note 4] San Diego StadiumSan Diego, California L 7–14   39,464[2]
October 16 Idaho*dagger Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 12–13   10,132[3]
October 23 at Montana* Dornblaser FieldMissoula, Montana W 30–14   10,200[4]
October 30 at San Jose State[note 5] Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California L 18–28   12,162[5]
November 6 Hawaii* Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 40–17   6,226[6][7]
November 13 at Western Michigan* Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, Michigan L 21–25  
November 20 Fresno State[note 6] Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 14–13   10,000[8]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No UOP players were selected in the 1972 NFL Draft.[11][12][13]

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. ^ California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) was known as California State College, Long Beach from 1964 to 1971.
  4. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Diego St. in Slump, Bows to Southern Mississippi, 10-0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 26, 1971. p. D-14. Retrieved March 14, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Aztecs Rally in Fourth to Defeat Pacific, 14-7". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 10, 1971. p. D-15. Retrieved January 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Metcalf Leads 49ers Past Diablos, 36-7". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 17, 1971. p. D-16. Retrieved March 14, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Long Beach St. Beats Santa Barbara, 31-10". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 24, 1971. p. D-14. Retrieved February 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "San Diego St. Suffers 17-10 Loss to Fresno". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 31, 1971. p. D-16. Retrieved March 14, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 131. Retrieved February 15, 2007. 
  7. ^ "San Jose St. Shocks San Diego St., 45-7". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 7, 1971. p. D-18. Retrieved February 22, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "Cal Lutheran Wins, Awaits NAIA Bid". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 21, 1971. p. D-14. Retrieved March 14, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  9. ^ "1971 Pacific Tigers Schedule and Results". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ "1971 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  11. ^ "1972 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.