1981 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1981 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1981 record 5–6 (2–3 PCAA)
Head coach Jim Sweeney (4th season)
Home stadium Bulldog Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State $ 5 0 0     9 3 0
Utah State 4 1 1     5 5 1
Fresno State 2 3 0     5 6 0
Pacific (CA) 2 3 0     5 6 0
Cal State Fullerton 1 4 0     3 8 0
Long Beach State 1 4 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno[note 1] during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 2] The team was led by head coach Jim Sweeney, in his fourth year, and they played their home games at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California. They finished the 1981 season with a record of five wins and six losses (5–6, 2–3 PCAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 5 Oregon* Bulldog StadiumFresno, California W 23–16   28,697
September 12 at Oregon State* Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon L 28–31   28,000
September 19 at Montana State* Reno H. Sales StadiumBozeman, Montana L 26–30   7,127
October 3 San Jose State Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California (Rivalry) L 33–65[1]   25,617
October 10 Cal State Fullerton Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California L 10–13   20,348
October 17 Southern Illinois* Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California L 18–24   16,385
October 24 at Pacific (CA) Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, California W 30–27   13,500
October 31 at Utah State Romney StadiumLogan, Utah L 0–20[2]   13,086
November 7 UNLV* Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California W 42–26[3]   16,241
November 14 at Long Beach State[note 3] Veterans StadiumLong Beach, California W 31–30   5,077
November 21 at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, Arizona W 23–17   38,107
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1982 NFL Draft.[7][8]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Tony Woodruff Wide receiver 9 244 Philadelphia Eagles
Tim Washington Defensive back 12 334 San Francisco 49ers

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 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. ^ "College Football Summaries: Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 4, 1981. p. III-18. Retrieved April 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "College Football Summaries: Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 1, 1981. p. III-20. Retrieved February 24, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "College Football Summaries: Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 8, 1981. p. III-19. Retrieved April 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Fresno State 1981 Schedule". Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ "1982 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.