1974 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1974 San Diego State Aztecs football
PCAA champion
ConferencePacific Coast Athletic Association
1974 record8–2–1 (4–0 PCAA)
Head coachClaude Gilbert (2nd season)
Home stadiumSan Diego Stadium
(Capacity: 54,000)
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Diego State $ 4 0 0     8 2 1
San Jose State 2 2 0     8 3 1
Pacific (CA) 2 2 0     6 5 0
Long Beach State 1 3 0     6 5 0
Fresno State 1 3 0     5 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State University during the 1974 NCAA Division I football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 1]

The team was led by head coach Claude Gilbert, in his second year, and played home games at San Diego Stadium[note 2] in San Diego, California. They finished the season as Conference Champion for the third consecutive year, with a record of eight wins, two losses and one tie (8–2–1, 4–0 PCAA).

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 14at Arizona*L 10–1738,914[1]
September 21Tampa*W 28–2530,639[2]
September 28at UTEP*W 26–1222,785[3][4]
October 12Fresno State[note 3]
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA (Rivalry)
W 24–2135,394[5]
October 19San Jose Statedagger
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 40–1433,714[6]
October 26Long Beach State[note 4]
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 27–1727,775[7][8]
November 2at No. 20 North Texas State*L 9–143,100[9]
November 9Pacific (CA)
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 37–927,049[10]
November 16New Mexico State*
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 35–1426,722[11]
November 23Bowling Green*
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
T 21–2124,178[12]
November 30Utah State*
  • San Diego Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
W 34–624,687[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from no poll released prior to the game

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1975 NFL Draft.[16]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Monte Jackson Defensive Back 2 28 Los Angeles Rams

The following finished their college career in 1974, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.[17]

Player Position First NFL Team
Benny Ricardo Kicker 1976 Buffalo Bills
Dwight McDonald Wide Receiver 1975 San Diego Chargers

Team awards[edit]

Award Player
Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
Dwight McDonald
Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
Tony Bachmann, Off
Bobby Henderson, Def
Team Captains
Dr. R. Hardy / C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy
Bill Kramer, Off
Bobby Henderson, Def
Most Inspirational Player Tim Delaney,
Rance Olison

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  2. ^ San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (SDCCU Stadium) was known as San Diego Stadium from its opening in 1967 through 1980.
  3. ^ The official name of Fresno State is California State University, Fresno. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State. See: Fresno State
  4. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State. See: Long Beach State

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arizona 2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "San Diego St. Defense Checks Tampa, 28-25". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 22, 1974. p. III-12. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  3. ^ "Texas El Paso 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Holoubek Throws for 4 Scores, Rallies Cal State L.A. to Victory". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 29, 1974. p. III-12. Retrieved February 13, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  5. ^ "Aztecs Get Late Start, Win 24-21". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. October 13, 1974. p. H-1. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "San Diego St. Defeats San Jose St., 40-14". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 20, 1974. p. III-14. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  7. ^ 1975 49er Football Guide;The Beach Is Back (pamphlet). Long Beach, California: CSULB Athletic Department. 1975.
  8. ^ "Two Late TD Passes by Penrose Give Aztecs 27-17 Win Over 49ers". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 27, 1974. p. III-18. Retrieved February 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  9. ^ Mack Owens (November 3, 1974). "Eagles Stun San Diego State, 14-9". Denton Record-Chronicle. Denton, Texas. p. C-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  10. ^ "Aztecs top UOP, clinch PCAA title". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. November 10, 1974. p. S-2. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  11. ^ "San Diego St. First Half Passing Nails Aggies". Las Cruces Sun-News. Las Cruces, New Mexico. November 17, 1974. p. 13. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  12. ^ "San Diego State, Bowling Green Tie". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. November 24, 1974. p. S-4. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  13. ^ "Utah State 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  14. ^ "San Diego State 1974 Schedule". Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  15. ^ a b "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  16. ^ "1975 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  17. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.