1969 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1969 San Diego State Aztecs football
PCAA champion
ConferencePacific Coast Athletic Association
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18 (UPI Poll)
1969 record11–0 (6–0 PCAA)
Head coachDon Coryell (9th season)
Home stadiumSan Diego Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Diego State $ 6 0 0     11 0 0
Long Beach State 3 1 0     8 3 0
Pacific (CA) 2 2 0     7 3 0
San Jose State 1 1 0     2 8 0
UC Santa Barbara 1 3 0     6 4 0
Fresno State 1 3 0     6 4 0
Cal State Los Angeles 0 4 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 San Diego State Aztecs football team was an American football team that represented San Diego State College[note 1] during the 1969 NCAA University Division football season.

This was San Diego State's first year in the University Division and was the inaugural season for the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 2] The team was led by head coach Don Coryell, in his ninth year, and played home games at San Diego Stadium[note 3] in San Diego, California.

They finished the season as conference champion and had a Pasadena Bowl victory over Boston University, 28–7. This third undefeated season under Coryell ended with a record of eleven wins, zero losses (11–0, 6–0 PCAA).[1] The Aztecs also finished the year with a ranking of #18 in the final UPI Poll.

The team's statistical leaders included Dennis Shaw with 3,185 passing yards, George Brown with 558 rushing yards, and Tim Delaney with 1,259 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 27Cal State Los AngelesW 49–038,258[3]
October 4at San Jose State[note 4]W 55–219,271[4]
October 11at West Texas State[note 5]*W 24–1414,000[5]
October 18at Texas–Arlington*W 27–109,500[6]
October 25UC Santa Barbara
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 53–13[7]47,605[8]
November 1at Fresno State[note 6]W 48–20[9]9,501[10]
November 8Pacific (CA)
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 58–3248,632[11]
November 15New Mexico State*
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 70–2125,827[12]
November 22North Texas State[note 7]*dagger
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 42–2448,817[13]
November 29Long Beach State[note 8]No. 18
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 36–3237,425[14]
December 6Boston University*No. 20W 28–741,276[15]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from UPI Poll

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following San Diego State players were selected in the 1970 NFL Draft.[17]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Dennis Shaw Quarterback 2 30 Buffalo Bills
Billie Hayes Defensive back 4 104 Cincinnati Bengals
Lon Woodard Defensive end 7 166 New Orleans Saints
Bill Pierson Center 12 306 New York Jets

The following finished their college career in 1969, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.[18]

Player Position First NFL team
Carl Weathers Linebacker 1970 Oakland Raiders

Team awards[edit]

Award Player
Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
Dennis Shaw
Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
Bill Pierson, Off
Bill Van Leeuwen, Def
Team Captains
Dr. R. Hardy / C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy
Dennis Shaw, Off
Tim Burnett, Def
Most Inspirational Player Tim Delaney

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  3. ^ San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (SDCCU Stadium) was known as San Diego Stadium from its opening in 1967 through 1980.
  4. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ West Texas A&M University was known as West Texas State University from 1963 to 1992.
  6. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  7. ^ University of North Texas was known as North Texas State University from 1961 to 1987.
  8. ^ California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) was known as California State College, Long Beach from 1964 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1969 San Diego State Aztecs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "1969 San Diego State Aztecs Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Shaw Passes Aztecs to Rout of Diablos". The Los Angeles Times. September 28, 1969. p. D16 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "Aztecs Deck Sparta, 55-21". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Santa Cruz, California. October 5, 1969. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ "Aztecs skin Buffs 24 to 14". The Canyon News. October 12, 1969. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  6. ^ "Aztecs Bury UTA, 27-10". The Odessa American. Odessa, Texas. October 19, 1969. p. 4B.
  7. ^ John Wolf (October 26, 1969). "Not Loyola's Day: Loses First, 21-20". The Los Angeles Times. p. D-12. Retrieved February 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  8. ^ "Aztecs, 53-13". Long Beach Independent. October 26, 1969. p. S2 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  9. ^ John Wolf (November 2, 1969). "Reserve QB Rallies Redlands to". The Los Angeles Times. p. D-14. Retrieved February 23, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  10. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  11. ^ Ross Newhan (November 9, 1969). "Shaw Sets Mark as Aztecs Romp". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. D2 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  12. ^ Abe J. Perilman (November 16, 1969). "San Diego Swamps Aggies, 70-21". Las Cruces Sun-News. Las Cruces, New Mexico. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  13. ^ "San Diego St. Rallies, 42-24". The Los Angeles Times. November 23, 1969. p. D9 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  14. ^ Jim McCormack (November 30, 1969). "Aztecs 36, 49ers (Sigh) 32". Long Beach Independent. Long Beach, California. p. S1 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  15. ^ Jim McCormack (December 7, 1969). "Aztecs Bowl Over BU, 28-7". Long Beach Independent. Long Beach, California. p. S1 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  16. ^ a b "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  17. ^ "1970 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  18. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.