1986 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1986 San Diego State Aztecs football
WAC champion
Holiday Bowl, L 38–39 vs. Iowa
Conference Western Athletic Conference
1986 record 8–4 (7–1 WAC)
Head coach Denny Stolz (1st season)
Home stadium Jack Murphy Stadium
(Capacity: 59,022)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Diego State $ 7 1 0     8 4 0
BYU 6 2 0     8 5 0
Air Force 5 2 0     6 5 0
Hawaii 4 4 0     7 5 0
Colorado State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Wyoming 4 4 0     6 6 0
New Mexico 2 5 0     4 8 0
UTEP 2 6 0     4 8 0
Utah 1 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State University during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

The team was led by head coach Denny Stolz, in his first year. They played home games at Jack Murphy Stadium[note 1] in San Diego, California. They completed the regular season as Champions of the WAC, with a record of eight wins, four losses (8–4, 7–1 WAC). The year finished with their first post-season bowl game in 17 years, the Holiday Bowl against the 19th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 6 Long Beach State[note 2]* Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA W 27–24   23,594[1]
September 13 at Utah Rice StadiumSalt Lake City, UT W 37–30   35,982[2]
September 20 No. 19 UCLA* Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego, CA L 14–45   50,338[3]
September 27 at New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM W 38–34   20,579[4]
October 4 at No. 20 Stanford* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 10–17   36,500[5]
October 18 at UTEP Sun BowlEl Paso, TX W 15–10   40,109[6]
October 25 Air Forcedagger Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego, CA L 10–22   27,336[7]
November 1 at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO W 27–26   14,127[8]
November 15 Wyoming Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego, CA W 31–24   20,168[9]
November 22 Hawaii Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego, CA W 35–5   23,838[10]
November 29 BYU Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego, CA W 10–3   45,062[11]
December 30 No. 16 Iowa* Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) L 38–39   59,473[12]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1987 NFL Draft.[15]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Robert Awalt Tight End 3 62 St. Louis Cardinals

The following finished their college career in 1986, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.[16]

Player Position First NFL Team
Doug Aronson Guard 1987 Cincinnati Bengals
Duane Pettitt Defensive End 1987 San Diego Chargers
Mike Ariey Tackle 1989 Green Bay Packers
Randy Kirk Linebacker 1987 San Diego Chargers
Renard Young Defensive Back 1987 Seattle Seahawks
Richard Brown Linebacker 1987 Los Angeles Rams

Team awards[edit]

Award Player
Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
Todd Santos
Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
Doug Aronson, Off
Levi Esene, Def
Team Captains
Dr. R. Hardy / C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy
Corey Gilmore, Off
Doug Aronson, Off
Levi Esene, Def
Most Inspirational Player Mike Arley

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (SDCCU Stadium) was known as Jack Murphy Stadium from 1981 through 1997.
  2. ^ 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. ^ California State University Long Beach; 1987 Football Media Guide (pamphlet). Long Beach, California: CSULB Athletic Department. 1987. 
  2. ^ "Utah 1987 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ Steve Dolan (September 21, 1986). "SDSU Is Routed by UCLA, 45-14". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Lobo Summary". Albuquerque Journal. Albuquerque, New Mexico. September 28, 1986. p. G-2. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Game At A Glance 04 Oct 1986". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 5, 1986. p. III-12. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Texas El Paso 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ Steve Dolan (October 26, 1986). "No Flashback: Aztecs Lose, 22-10". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ Steve Dolan (November 2, 1986). "Offensive Line Becomes a Casualty List". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III-14. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  9. ^ Steve Dolan (November 16, 1986). "SDSU Strong Arms Wyoming, 31-24, in Drive for WAC Title". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-14. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  10. ^ "Hawaii 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  11. ^ "BYU 1987 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Aztecs Upended by a Field Goal as Time Expires". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. December 31, 1986. p. I-1. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  13. ^ "San Diego State 1986 Schedule". Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  15. ^ "1987 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  16. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.