1988 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1988 San Diego State Aztecs football
Conference Western Athletic Conference
1988 record 3–8 (3–5 WAC)
Head coach Denny Stolz (3rd season)
Home stadium Jack Murphy Stadium
(Capacity: 59,022)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wyoming $ 8 0 0     11 2 0
UTEP 6 2 0     10 3 0
Hawaii 5 3 0     9 3 0
BYU 5 3 0     9 4 0
Utah 4 4 0     6 5 0
Air Force 3 5 0     5 7 0
San Diego State 3 5 0     3 8 0
New Mexico 1 7 0     2 10 0
Colorado State 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State University during the 1988 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 third year. They played home games at Jack Murphy Stadium[note 1] in San Diego, California. They completed the season with a record of three wins, eight losses (3–8, 3–5 WAC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 3 at No. 5 UCLA* Rose BowlPasadena, CA L 6–59   46,487[1]
September 11 Air Force Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA W 39–36   20,112[2]
September 17 at Stanford* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 10–31   26,000[3]
October 1 No. 20 Oregon* Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego, CA L 13–34   22,527[4]
October 8 Wyoming Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego, CA L 27–55   20,386[5]
October 15 Hawaiidagger Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego, CA L 30–32   27,142[6]
October 22 at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO L 7–13   23,817[7]
October 29 at Utah Rice StadiumSalt Lake City, UT L 20–41   22,453[8]
November 5 No. 20 BYU Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego, CA W 27–15   21,825[9]
November 12 at UTEP Sun BowlEl Paso, TX L 7–58   31,552[10]
November 19 at New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM W 18–10   7,923[11]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1989 NFL Draft.[14]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Alfred Jackson Wide Receiver 5 135 Los Angeles Rams

Team awards[edit]

Award Player
Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
Monty Gilbreath
Paul Hewitt
Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
Kevin Wells, Off
Brad Burton, Def
Team Captains
Dr. R. Hardy / C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy
Alfred Jackson, Off
Kevin Wells, Off
Mario Mitchell, Def
Most Inspirational Player Monty Gilbreath

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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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curt Holbreich (September 4, 1988). "Problems Galore as Aztecs Suffer 59-6 Loss to UCLA". 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
  2. ^ Curt Holbreich (September 12, 1988). "Last of Hewitt's 259 Yards Lifts Aztecs to 39-36 Win". 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
  3. ^ Curt Holbreich (September 18, 1988). "Aztecs Are Clueless Until It's Too Late". 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. ^ Curt Holbreich (October 2, 1988). "Pac-10 Continues to Trouble Aztecs as Oregon Romps". 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
  5. ^ Curt Holbreich (October 9, 1988). "Aztecs Are Helpless; Cowboys Win 55-27". 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
  6. ^ "Hawaii 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ Curt Holbreich (October 23, 1988). "Loss to Colorado State Has Aztecs Feeling Low". 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. ^ "Utah 1989 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  9. ^ "BYU 1989 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Texas El Paso 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  11. ^ "San Diego State 18, New Mexico 10". Detroit Free Press. Detroit, Michigan. November 20, 1988. p. 11D. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  12. ^ "San Diego State 1988 Schedule". Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  14. ^ "1989 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 8, 2016.