1977 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1977 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
PCAA champion
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1977 record 9–2 (4–0 PCAA)
Head coach Jim Sweeney (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Dennis Erickson (2nd season)
Home stadium Ratcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State $ 4 0 0     9 2 0
Pacific (CA) 3 1 0     6 5 0
San Jose State 2 2 0     4 7 0
Long Beach State 1 3 0     4 6 0
Cal State Fullerton 0 4 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno[note 1] during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 2] The team was led by head coach Jim Sweeney, in his second year, and played their home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. They finished the season with an eight-game win streak, ending as PCAA conference champion, with a record of nine wins and two losses (9–2, 4–0 PCAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 6 at Southwestern Louisiana[note 3]* Cajun FieldLafayette, Louisiana L 13–34   24,600
September 17 Boise State* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California (Rivalry) W 42–7   10,857
September 24 at Montana State* Reno H. Sales StadiumBozeman, Montana L 14–24   10,100
October 1 at Cal Poly[note 4]* Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California W 52–3   8,322
October 8 San Diego State* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, California (Rivalry) W 34–14   14,114
October 15 at Pacific (CA) Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, California W 24–10   13,740
October 22 San Jose State Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, California (Rivalry) W 45–24   16,051
October 29 Idaho State* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, California W 28–7[1]   12,761
November 5 at Long Beach State[note 5] Veterans StadiumLong Beach, California W 23–14   5,951
November 11 at Cal State Fullerton Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, California W 44–19[2]   5,250
November 19 Santa Clara* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, California W 35–7   12,438
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1978 NFL Draft.[6][7]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Dean Jones Defensive back 11 291 Oakland Raiders
Bob Glazebrook Defensive back 11 304 Oakland Raiders

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. ^ University of Louisiana at Lafayette was known as University of Southwestern Louisiana from 1960 to 1999.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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. ^ "Cal Lutheran Makes It Six in a Row". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 30, 1977. p. III-13. Retrieved February 24, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Dave Distel (November 12, 1977). "Fresno Too Much For Fullerton". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III-4. Retrieved February 6, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Fresno State 1977 Schedule". Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  6. ^ "1978 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.