1979 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1979 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1979 record 5–6 (3–2 PCAA)
Head coach Bob Padilla (2nd season)
Home stadium Ratcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Utah State $ 5 0 0     8 3 0
Long Beach State 3 2 0     7 4 0
Fresno State 3 2 0     5 6 0
Cal State Fullerton 2 3 0     4 7 0
San Jose State 2 3 0     3 8 0
Pacific (CA) 0 5 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Records adjusted for San Jose State forfeits

The 1979 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno[note 1] during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 2] The team was led by head coach Bob Padilla, 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 a record of four wins and seven losses (4–7, 2–3 PCAA).

While Fresno State lost its 1979 game against the San Jose State Spartans, the game was subsequently forfeited by San Jose State due to the use of an ineligible player. As a result, the adjusted record would be (5–6, 3–2 PCAA).[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 8 Idaho* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA W 30–10   11,148
September 15 at Montana State* Reno H. Sales StadiumBozeman, MT W 22–20   8,143
September 22 San Diego State* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) L 23–32   15,235
September 29 at No. 9 Washington* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 14–49   42,459
October 6 at Cal Poly[note 3]* Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, CA L 0–26   8,680
October 13 San Jose State Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) W 22–35
(forfeit win)  
11,789
October 20 at Long Beach State[note 4] Veterans StadiumLong Beach, CA L 14–24   5,844
October 27 at Pacific (CA) Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, CA W 33–10   25,300
November 3 UNLV* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA L 28–31   8,143
November 10 Cal State Fullerton Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 28–24   8,357
November 24 Utah State Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA L 31–41   9,092
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Fresno State players were drafted in the 1980 NFL draft.[5][6]

The following finished their college career in 1979, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL Team
Gary Hayes Defensive back 1984 Green Bay Packers

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. ^ "San Jose State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Fresno State 1979 Schedule". Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1980 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.