1967 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1967 San Diego State Aztecs football
College Division national champion
CCAA champion
Camellia Bowl champion
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1 (UPI small college)
APNo. 1 (AP small college)
1967 record10–1 (5–0 CCAA)
Head coachDon Coryell (7th season)
Home stadiumSan Diego Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 AP / #1 UPI San Diego State $ 5 0 0     10 1 0
Valley State 3 2 0     6 4 0
Cal State Long Beach 3 2 0     5 5 0
Fresno State 3 2 0     3 8 0
Cal Poly 1 4 0     3 7 0
Cal State Los Angeles 0 5 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll

The 1967 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State College[note 1] during the 1967 NCAA College Division football season.

This was San Diego State's last year in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). They had been a member of the CCAA since its founding in 1939. The team was led by head coach Don Coryell, in his seventh year, and played home games at San Diego Stadium[note 2] in San Diego, California. This was the first season for the Aztecs in the brand new stadium.

They finished the season as champions of the CCAA, with ten wins and one loss (10–1, 5–0 CCAA). The offense scored 319 points during the season, while the defense only gave up 135. For the second season in a row, the Aztecs finished the season ranked number 1 in both the AP Small College Football Poll and the UPI Small College Football Poll. At the end of the regular season, San Diego State again qualified for the Camellia Bowl, which at the time was the Western Regional Final in the College Division of the NCAA. The Aztecs beat San Francisco State in the game, 27–6. The Aztecs were voted the College Division national champion for the second consecutive year.[1] See also: NCAA Division II Football Championship

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 15Tennessee State*W 16–845,296[2]
September 23Weber State[note 3]*No. 1 AP
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 58–1236,741[3]
September 30Cal Poly[note 4]No. 1 AP / 1 UPI
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 26–2031,492[4]
October 7Long Beach State[note 5]No. 1 AP / 1 UPI
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 20–735,434[5]
October 14at Cal State Los AngelesNo. 1 AP / 1 UPIW 28–09,409[6]
October 21at Northern Illinois*No. 1 AP / 1 UPIW 47–612,537[7]
October 28at Fresno State[note 6]No. 1 AP / 1 UPIW 28–2112,276[8]
November 11at Valley State[note 7]No. 1 AP / 1 UPIW 30–219,200[9]
November 18Montana State*No. 1 AP / 1 UPI
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 14–347,125[10]
November 25Utah State*No. 1 AP / 1 UPI
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
L 25–3144,317[11]
December 9No. 17 UPI San Francisco State[note 8]*No. 1 AP / 1 UPIW 27–615,710[12]

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Team players in the NFL/AFL[edit]

The following San Diego State players were selected in the 1968 NFL Draft.[15]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Haven Moses Wide Receiver - Split End 1 9 Buffalo Bills
Steve Duich Guard 6 121 Green Bay Packers
John Beck Defensive Back 12 303 New Orleans Saints
Teddy Washington Running Back 13 354 Cincinnati Bengals

The following finished their San Diego State career in 1967, were not drafted, but played in the NFL/AFL.[16]

Player Position First NFL Team
Dave Ogas Linebacker 1968 Oakland Raiders

Team awards[edit]

Award Player
Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
Haven Moses
Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
Steve Duich
Team Captains
Dr. R. Hardy / C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy
Haven Moses, Off
Cliff Hancock, Def
Most Inspirational Player Cliff Hancock

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (SDCCU Stadium) was known as San Diego Stadium from its opening in 1967 through 1980.
  3. ^ Weber State University was known as Weber State College from 1962 to 1990.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) was known as California State College, Long Beach from 1964 to 1971.
  6. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  7. ^ California State University, Northridge was known as San Fernando Valley State College from 1958 to 1971.
  8. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Diego State Finishes As Top Team 2nd Season". The Jacksonville Daily Journal (Jacksonville, Florida). November 26, 1967. p. C-1. Retrieved January 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  2. ^ "45,296 See S.D. State Win, 16-8". Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. September 16, 1967. p. C-1. Retrieved January 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  3. ^ "Aztecs Explode". Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. September 24, 1967. p. C-1. Retrieved January 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  4. ^ "Aztecs Nudge Cal Poly, Win 19th in a Row". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 1, 1967. p. D-12. Retrieved January 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  5. ^ "Aztecs Win 20th". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 8, 1967. p. D-12. Retrieved January 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  6. ^ "Aztecs Win Again, Rout Diablos 28-0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 15, 1967. p. D-3. Retrieved January 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  7. ^ "San Diego Trounces Huskies". The Times. Shreveport, Louisiana. October 22, 1967. p. 2-D. Retrieved January 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  8. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Aztecs Outlast Matadors, 30-21". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 12, 1967. p. D-12. Retrieved January 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  10. ^ "Cats Fall to Nation's No. 1 Small College Team". Great Falls Tribune. Great Falls, Montana. November 19, 1967. p. 17. Retrieved January 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  11. ^ "Late Utah State TD Ends Aztecs' String". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 27, 1967. p. III-5. Retrieved January 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  12. ^ "Top Rated Aztecs Camellia Victors". Tallahassee Democrat. Tallahassee, Florida. December 10, 1967. p. C-1. Retrieved January 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  13. ^ "San Diego State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  14. ^ a b "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  15. ^ "1968 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  16. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.