1976 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1976 San Diego State Aztecs football
Conference Independent
1976 record 10–1
Head coach Claude Gilbert (4th season)
Home stadium San Diego Stadium
(Capacity: 54,000)
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 NCAA Division I Independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Pittsburgh         12 0 0
No. 17 Rutgers         11 0 0
San Diego State         10 1 0
No. 12 Notre Dame         9 3 0
Colgate         8 2 0
Boston College         8 3 0
Cincinnati         8 3 0
Memphis State         7 4 0
North Texas State         7 4 0
Penn State         7 5 0
Villanova         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 5 0
Virginia Tech         6 5 0
Army         5 6 0
Florida State         5 6 0
Illinois State         5 6 0
Richmond         5 6 0
West Virginia         5 6 0
Georgia Tech         4 6 1
Temple         4 6 0
Air Force         4 7 0
Dayton         4 7 0
Louisville         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
Indiana State         3 7 0
Hawaii         3 8 0
Holy Cross         3 8 0
Miami (FL)         3 8 0
Syracuse         3 8 0
Utah State         3 8 0
Northeast Louisiana         2 9 0
Southern Miss         2 9 0
Tulane         2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State University during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season as an independent. They had been a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association[note 1] for the previous seven years.

The team was led by head coach Claude Gilbert, in his fourth year, and played home games at San Diego Stadium[note 2] in San Diego, California. They finished the season with a record of ten wins and one loss (10–1).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 12 Arkansas State San Diego StadiumSan Diego, CA W 24–14   36,791[1]
September 18 Fresno State[note 3] San Diego Stadium • San Diego, CA (Rivalry) W 7–3   40,768[2][3]
September 25 at Bowling Green Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH W 27–15   11,673[4]
October 2 BYU San Diego Stadium • San Diego, CA L 0–8   41,786[5]
October 16 Pacific (CA) San Diego Stadium • San Diego, CA W 21–15   31,045[6]
October 23 Cal State Fullerton San Diego Stadium • San Diego, CA W 27–14   31,225[7][8]
October 30 at UTEP Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX W 27–16   9,500[9]
November 6 San Jose Statedagger San Diego Stadium • San Diego, CA W 30–17   40,710[10]
November 13 Utah State San Diego Stadium • San Diego, CA W 7–6   29,037[11]
November 20 at Long Beach State[note 4] Veterans StadiumLong Beach, CA W 10–3   14,900[12][13]
November 27 New Mexico San Diego Stadium • San Diego, CA W 17–14   27,526[14]
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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1977 NFL Draft.[17]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Bill Helms Tight End 11 284 New York Giants

The following finished their college career in 1976, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.[18]

Player Position First NFL Team
Herm Edwards Defensive Back 1977 Philadelphia Eagles

Team awards[edit]

Award Player
Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
Travis Hitt
Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
Mike Solari, Off
Dave Johnston
Ed Imo, Def
Team Captains
Dr. R. Hardy / C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy
Tom Craft, Off
Travis Hitt, Def
Most Inspirational Player Tim Delaney,
Herm Edwards

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  2. ^ San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (SDCCU Stadium) was known as San Diego Stadium from its opening in 1967 through 1980.
  3. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.
  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. ^ "Turner Propels San Diego State". Santa Ana Register. Santa Ana, California. September 13, 1976. p. C7. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Long Beach State Wins Again, 32-10". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 19, 1976. p. III-16. Retrieved February 23, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Aztecs' Turner Gains 209 Yards". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 26, 1976. p. III-16. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ Steve Wilson (October 3, 1976). "Cougars Stun Aztecs, 8-0, In Rugged Defensive Clash". The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, Utah. p. 2D. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Aztecs edge UOP, 15-14". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. October 17, 1976. p. S-2. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "Aztecs Overcome Titans, Injuries in 27-14 Win". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 24, 1976. p. H-1. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Long Beach State Beats Lamar". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 24, 1976. p. III-14. Retrieved March 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  9. ^ "Texas El Paso 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ "San Diego St. upends San Jose St., 30-17". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. November 7, 1976. p. S-2. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  11. ^ "Utah State 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  12. ^ Forty-Niners '77;Football Media Guide (pamphlet). Long Beach, California: CSULB Athletic Department. 1977. 
  13. ^ "Aztecs Beat Long Beach, 10-3". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 21, 1976. p. III-12. Retrieved February 23, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  14. ^ Bart Ripp (November 28, 1976). "Aztecs Edge New Mexico". Albuquerque Journal. Albuquerque, New Mexico. p. F-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  15. ^ "San Diego State 1976 Schedule". Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  17. ^ "1977 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  18. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.