1965 San Diego State Aztecs football team
|1965 San Diego State Aztecs football|
|Conference||California Collegiate Athletic Association|
|1965 record||8–2 (3–2 CCAA)|
|Head coach||Don Coryell (5th season)|
|Defensive coordinator||John Madden (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Aztec Bowl|
|1965 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings|
|#4 AP / #2 UPI Cal St Los Angeles $||5||–||0||–||0||9||–||1||–||0|
|#9 UPI Cal State Long Beach||4||–||1||–||0||9||–||1||–||0|
|San Diego State||3||–||2||–||0||8||–||2||–||0|
Rankings from College Division poll
San Diego State competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by head coach Don Coryell, in his fifth year, and played home games at both Aztec Bowl and Balboa Stadium.
The Aztecs were nationally rated as high as number 3 in the AP Small College Football Poll, but dropped out of the top 10 after their loss to Cal State Long Beach. They finished the season with eight wins and two losses (8–2, 3–2 CCAA). The offense scored over 40 points in a game six times, totaling 353 points during the season. The defense had five shutouts, giving up only 87 points in 10 games.
|September 18||Pacific (CA)*||W 46–6||10,500|
|September 25||Akron*||W 41–0||29,869|
|October 2||Cal Poly[note 2]||No. 4 AP / 1 UPI||W 41–0||12,371|
|October 9||Long Beach State[note 3]||No. 3 AP / 1 UPI||L 32–35||16,638|
|October 16||at No. 7 AP / 9 UPI Cal State Los Angeles||No. 5 AP / 4 UPI||L 12–26||19,546|
|October 23||Cal Poly Pomona[note 4]*||No. 14 UPI||W 41–13||8,500|
|October 30||at Fresno State[note 5]||No. 13 UPI||W 26–7||9,009|
|November 13||at Valley State[note 6]||No. 16 UPI||W 50–0||4,000|
|November 20||at Northern Arizona[note 7]*||W 20–0||6,500|
|November 27||at Cal Western[note 8]*||W 44–0||3,000|
Team players in the NFL/AFL
|Ralph Wenzel||Guard||11||168||Green Bay Packers|
|Larry Martin||Defensive Tackle||13||195||Minnesota Vikings|
The following San Diego State players were selected in the 1966 AFL Draft.
|Jeff Staggs||Linebaker||3||26||San Diego Chargers|
|Clifton Kinney||Linebaker||9||80||Oakland Raiders|
|Houston Ridge||Defensive End - Defensive Tackle||13||117||San Diego Chargers|
The following finished their San Diego State career in 1965, were not drafted, but played in the NFL/AFL.
|Player||Position||First NFL Team|
|Ray Schmautz||Linebacker||1966 Oakland Raiders|
|Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
|Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
|Most Inspirational Player||Ken Madison|
- San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
- 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.
- California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) was known as California State College, Long Beach from 1964 to 1971.
- California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) was known as Cal Poly Kellogg-Voorhis Unit from 1957 to 1965. However, it was more commonly known as Cal Poly (Pomona).
- California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
- California State University, Northridge was known as San Fernando Valley State College from 1958 to 1971.
- Northern Arizona University was known as Arizona State College from 1958 to 1965.
- Alliant International University was formed in 2001 via the merger of United States International University (USIU) and California School of Professional Psychology. USIU had been known as California Western University (Cal Western) from 1952 to 1967.
- Howard Hagen (September 19, 1965). "Aztecs Crush UOP, 46-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. H-1.
- Howard Hagen (September 26, 1965). "Aztecs Sink Akron, 41-0". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. I-1.
- Jeff Prugh (September 26, 1965). "Diablos Sputter, But Rip Western". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. D-10. Retrieved January 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Howard Hagen (October 3, 1965). "Aztecs Score Easy 41-0 Win Over Cal Poly". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. J-1.
- Jeff Prugh (September 26, 1965). "Jone Runs 93 for Diablos, 41-0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. D-13. Retrieved January 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Howard Hagen (October 10, 1965). "Long Beach Rally Upsets SDS, 35-32". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. J-1.
- Howard Hagen (October 17, 1965). "Diablos Stop SDS, 26-12". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. J-1.
- Johnny McDonald (October 24, 1965). "Garrison-Led Aztecs Bomb Cal Poly, 41-13". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. I-1.
- "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
- Howard Hagen (October 31, 1965). "Aztecs Top Fresno, 26-7". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. I-1.
- "Diablos Gallop by Hawaii, 37-7". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 1, 1965. p. III-10. Retrieved January 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Howard Hagen (November 14, 1965). "Aztecs Crush Matadors". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. I-1.
- Howard Hagen (November 21, 1965). "Aztecs Cut Down Lumberjacks". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. H-1.
- Howard Hagen (November 28, 1965). "Aztecs Crush Cal Western". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. I-1.
- "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.
- "1966 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
- "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.