1926 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State Teachers College during the [note 1] 1926 NCAA football season. San Diego State competed as a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) in 1926. They had played as an Independent the previous year.
The 1926 San Diego State team was led by head coach
Charles E. Peterson in his sixth season as football coach of the Aztecs. They played home games at Navy "Sports" Field. [note 2] The Aztecs finished the season with three wins, four losses and one tie (3–4–1, 1–3–1 SCIAC). Overall, the team was outscored by its opponents 78–150 points for the season.
Schedule [ edit ]
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 2 at Pomona [note 4] L 6–20 
October 9 at Southern Branch [note 5] L 7–42 
October 16 Redlands W 14–9 2,000 
October 23 California Christian [note 6] * Moore Field Los Angeles, CA W 21–16 
October 30 Fresno State [note 7] * Navy "Sports" Field San Diego, CA ( Rivalry) L 7–28 
November 6 Santa Barbara State [note 8] * Navy "Sports" Field San Diego, CA W 16–0 3,500 
November 13 La Verne Navy "Sports" Field San Diego, CA T 7–7 
November 25 Whittier Navy "Sports" Field San Diego, CA L 0–28 5,000 
San Diego State University was known as San Diego State Teachers College from 1924 to 1934.
^ San Diego State's
Peterson Gym, which opened in 1961, was named after coach Peterson. At various times during his 37-year career with the Aztecs, Peterson was the athletic director, football coach, basketball coach, track coach, and Dean of Men.
^ Navy "Sports" Field was the original name of what became
Lane Field in downtown San Diego. It was converted to a baseball-only configuration in 1936.
^ What is now known as the Pomona-Pitzer football team played using just the
Pomona College name from 1893 to 1949. Pitzer College did not exist until 1963.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was known as Southern Branch of the University of California from 1919 to 1926.
Chapman University was known as California Christian College from 1920 to 1933.
California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948.
University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara State College from 1921 to 1943.
References [ edit ]
"State Holds Pomona, 20 to 6, In Conference Debut; Power of Sahehen Backfield Gives Balance in Score". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 3, 1926. p. 3.
"Southern Branch Eleven Defeats State, 42 to 7; Aztecs Fight; Frosh Win". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 10, 1926. p. 2.
"State College Defeats Redlands By 14 to 9 Score; Hoyt, Ruffa Star in Aztec Debut At Home". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 17, 1926.
"State College Defeats Cal. Christian, 21-16; Aztecs Forced to Battle To Halt Rallies". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 24, 1926.
"Fresno Wins From San Diego State College, 28 to 7; Line, Running Attack Bests Aztec Defense". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 31, 1926.
Charles Savage (November 7, 1926). "State College Defeats Santa Barbara Eleven, 16 to 0; Last Quarter Drive Brings Pair of Scores". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California.
"State College And La Verne Play to 7 to 7 Tie; Aztecs Score Five Minutes After Kickoff". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. November 14, 1926.
Charles Savage (November 26, 1926). "Whittier Beats San Diego State College, 28-0; Aztecs Battle Hard; Drives Weaken Line". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California.
"San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse . Retrieved . January 16, 2017
"San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18 . Retrieved . December 7, 2016