1974 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1974 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
ConferencePacific Coast Athletic Association
1974 record5–7 (1–3 PCAA)
Head coachJ. R. Boone (2nd season)
Home stadiumRatcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Diego State $ 4 0 0     8 2 1
San Jose State 2 2 0     8 3 1
Pacific (CA) 2 2 0     6 5 0
Long Beach State 1 3 0     6 5 0
Fresno State 1 3 0     5 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno[note 1] during the 1974 NCAA Division I football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 2] The team was led by head coach J. R. Boone, in his second year, and they played their home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. They finished the season with a record of five wins and seven losses (5–7, 1–3 PCAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 7 Cal Poly Pomona* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA L 12–13   7,527
September 14 at San Jose State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA (Rivalry) L 7–28  
September 21 Montana State* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA L 7–14   8,786
September 28 Cal Poly[note 3]* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA L 13–17   10,417
October 5 at New Mexico State* Memorial Stadium (New Mexico State) • Las Cruces, NM W 9–7  
October 12 at San Diego State San Diego StadiumSan Diego, CA (Rivalry) L 21–24   35,394[1]
October 19 Pacific (CA) Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 37–21   9,082
October 26 at Cal State Fullerton* Santa Ana StadiumSanta Ana, CA W 48–21   2,100[2]
November 2 at Cal State Northridge* Devonshire DownsNorthridge, CA W 41–0   2,100[3]
November 9 Long Beach State[note 4] Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA L 24–28   8,640
November 15 Wichita State* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 24–12   5,878
November 23 at Hawaii* Honolulu StadiumHonolulu, HI (Rivalry) L 7–21   10,628[4]
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Bulldogs were selected in the 1975 NFL Draft.[8][9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.
  2. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aztecs Get Late Start, Win 24-21". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 13, 1974. p. H-1. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Fresno St. 48, Cal St. Fullerton 21". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 27, 1974. p. III-18. Retrieved February 7, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Cal State LA Loses First Game on Late UC Riverside Field Goal". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 3, 1974. p. III-14. Retrieved February 22, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 131. Retrieved February 15, 2007.
  5. ^ "Fresno State 1974 Schedule". Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "1975 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.