1967 San Diego State Aztecs football team
|1967 San Diego State Aztecs football|
College Division national champion
Camellia Bowl champion
|Conference||California Collegiate Athletic Association|
|Coaches||No. 1 (UPI small college)|
|AP||No. 1 (AP small college)|
|1967 record||10–1 (5–0 CCAA)|
|Head coach||Don Coryell (7th season)|
|Home stadium||San Diego Stadium|
|1967 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings|
|#1 AP / #1 UPI San Diego State $||5||–||0||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
|Cal State Long Beach||3||–||2||–||0||5||–||5||–||0|
|Cal State Los Angeles||0||–||5||–||0||1||–||9||–||0|
Rankings from College Division poll
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. See also: NCAA Division II Football Championship
|September 15||Tennessee State*||W 16–8||45,296|
|September 23||Weber State[note 3]*||No. 1 AP||W 58–12||36,741|
|September 30||Cal Poly[note 4]||No. 1 AP / 1 UPI||W 26–20||31,492|
|October 7||Long Beach State[note 5]||No. 1 AP / 1 UPI||W 20–7||35,434|
|October 14||at Cal State Los Angeles||No. 1 AP / 1 UPI||W 28–0||9,409|
|October 21||at Northern Illinois*||No. 1 AP / 1 UPI||W 47–6||12,537|
|October 28||at Fresno State[note 6]||No. 1 AP / 1 UPI||W 28–21||12,276|
|November 11||at Valley State[note 7]||No. 1 AP / 1 UPI||W 30–21||9,200|
|November 18||Montana State*||No. 1 AP / 1 UPI||W 14–3||47,125|
|November 25||Utah State*||No. 1 AP / 1 UPI||L 25–31||44,317|
|December 9||No. 17 UPI San Francisco State[note 8]*||No. 1 AP / 1 UPI||W 27–6||15,710|
Team players in the NFL/AFL
|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.
|Player||Position||First NFL Team|
|Dave Ogas||Linebacker||1968 Oakland Raiders|
|Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
|Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
Dr. R. Hardy / C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy
|Haven Moses, Off|
Cliff Hancock, Def
|Most Inspirational Player||Cliff Hancock|
- San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
- San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (SDCCU Stadium) was known as San Diego Stadium from its opening in 1967 through 1980.
- Weber State University was known as Weber State College from 1962 to 1990.
- 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 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.
- San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
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- "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.
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- "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.
- "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.
- "Top Rated Aztecs Camellia Victors". Tallahassee Democrat. Tallahassee, Florida. December 10, 1967. p. C-1. Retrieved January 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
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- "1968 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
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