1971 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos football team

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1971 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos football
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1971 record 3–8 (2–3 PCAA)
Head coach Andy Everest (2nd season)
Home stadium Campus Stadium
(Capacity: 17,000)
Seasons
← 1970
1986 →
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 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos football team represented University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) during the 1971 University Division football season.

The Gauchos competed in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 1] The team was led by second-year head coach Andy Everest, and played home games at Campus Stadium in Santa Barbara, California, they finished the season with a record of three wins and eight losses (3–8, 2–3 PCAA).

At the end of the 1971 season, citing financial problems the school decided to drop football as an intercollegiate sport.[1] UCSB would not field another football team until 1983, when a student-run team was formed. "Official" NCAA games did not restart until the 1986 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 11 at Washington* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 7–65   56,180[2]
September 18 at Tennessee* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee L 6–48   65,114
October 2 at Pacific (CA) Pacific Memorial Stadium[note 2]Stockton, California W 21–7  
October 9 at Valley State[note 3]* Devonshire DownsNorthridge, California L 14–15  
October 16 San Diego State[note 4] Campus StadiumSanta Barbara, California L 23–27   5,500[3]
October 23 Cal State Long Beach[note 5] Campus Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 10–31   8,500[4]
October 30 at Hawaii* Honolulu StadiumHonolulu, HI L 14–23   12,624[5]
November 6 at Cal State Los Angeles East L.A. College StadiumMonterey Park, California W 26–0   1,500[6]
November 13 at Cal Poly[note 6]* Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California L 3–9  
November 20 Santa Clara* Campus Stadium • Santa Barbara, California W 28–22   6,500[7]
November 27 San Jose State[note 7] Campus Stadium • Santa Barbara, California L 10–55  
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following Santa Barbara Gaucho players were selected in the 1972 NFL Draft.[9][10][11]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Kent Pederson Tight end 11 261 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. ^ California State University, Northridge was known as San Fernando Valley State College from 1958 to 1971.
  4. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) was known as California State College, Long Beach from 1964 to 1971.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santa Barbara Drops Football". Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California). December 8, 1971. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Washington 2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Metcalf Leads 49ers Past Diablos". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 10, 1971. p. D-16. Retrieved January 16, 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. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 131. Retrieved February 15, 2007. 
  6. ^ "UCSB 26, Cal State (LA) 0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 7, 1971. p. D-18. Retrieved February 3, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "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
  8. ^ "1971 - California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  9. ^ "1972 NFL Draft". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  10. ^ "California-Santa Barbara Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Draft History: California-Santa Barbara". Retrieved March 18, 2017.