1957 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

The 1957 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented Fresno State College[note 1] during the 1957 NCAA College Division football season.

The team was led by sixth-year head coach Clark Van Galder and played home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. They finished the season with a record of five wins and five losses (5–5, 1–1 CCAA).

1957 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association
1957 record5–5 (1–1 CCAA)
Head coachClark Van Galder (6th season)
Home stadiumRatcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
1957 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Cal Poly 3 0 0     8 1 0
UC Santa Barbara 2 1 0     6 2 0
Fresno State 1 1 0     5 5 0
Los Angeles State 1 1 0     5 4 0
San Diego State 0 1 0     2 7 0
Long Beach State 0 3 0     3 5 0
  • No champion named for the 1957 season

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 21Montana State*L 14–279,598
September 28at Pacific (CA)[note 2]*L 12–3420,500
October 5San Diego Marines[note 3]*
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
L 0–536,050
October 12at San Francisco State[note 4]*W 27–73,000
October 19at Cal Poly[note 5]L 7–147,000
October 26at Idaho*L 6–205,000
November 3San Diego State[note 6]
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA (Rivalry)
W 27–0[1]3,761
November 9BYU*
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 27–147,523
November 16San Jose State[note 7]*
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA (Rivalry)
W 13–68,570
November 22at Hawaii*W 31–810,000
  • *Non-conference game

[2][3]

Team players in the NFL

The following were selected in the 1958 NFL Draft.[4][5]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Dean Philpott Fullback 11 122 Chicago Cardinals

Notes

  1. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  2. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  3. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922 to 1964.
  4. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.

References

  1. ^ Johnny McDonald (November 3, 1957). "Fresno State Jolts Aztecs Again, 27-0". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-7.
  2. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "1958 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.
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