1977 Pacific Tigers football team

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1977 Pacific Tigers football
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1977 record 6–5 (3–1 PCAA)
Head coach Chester Caddas (6th season)
Home stadium Pacific Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 28,000)
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 Pacific Tigers football team represented the University of the Pacific (UOP) in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 1]

The team was led by head coach Chester Caddas, in his sixth year, and played their home games at Pacific Memorial Stadium[note 2] in Stockton, California. They finished the season with a record of six wins and five losses (6–5, 3–1 PCAA), the Tigers outscored their opponents 230–161 over the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 10 Colorado State* Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, California L 3–20  
September 17 at Idaho* Kibbie DomeMoscow, Idaho W 31–21   12,000
September 24 at Air Force* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, Colorado L 13–15  
October 1 at Miami* Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida L 3–24   33,608[1]
October 8 Hawaii* Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 37–7   10,364[2]
October 15 Fresno State[note 3]dagger Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 10–24   13,740[3]
October 22 at Long Beach State[note 4] Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, California W 22–7   8,963[4][5]
October 29 at San Jose State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California W 24–7  
November 5 San Diego State* Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 7–29   9,857[6]
November 12 Northeast Louisiana[note 5]* Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 31–0  
November 19 Cal State Fullerton Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 49–7   6,952[7]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following UOP players were selected in the 1978 NFL Draft.[10][11][12]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Bruce Gibson Running back 7 177 Detroit Lions
Joe Conron Wide receiver 12 332 Oakland Raiders

The following finished their college career in 1977, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL team
Brian Peets Tight end 1978 Seattle Seahawks

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. ^ 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.
  5. ^ University of Louisiana at Monroe was known as Northeast Louisiana University from 1969 to 1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miami 2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 131. Retrieved February 15, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ 49er Football; 1978 Media Guide (pamphlet). Long Beach, California: CSULB Athletic Department. 1978. 
  5. ^ "Long Beach Loses 2nd In Row". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 23, 1977. p. III-14. Retrieved February 6, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ Bill Finley (November 6, 1977). "Aztecs Explode Past U. of Pacific, 29-7". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. H-1. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  7. ^ Dave Distel (November 20, 1977). "Titans' Last Is Their Worst, 49-7". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III-16. Retrieved February 6, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "1977 Pacific Tigers Schedule and Results". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  9. ^ "1977 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ "1978 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.