1973 Long Beach State 49ers football team

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1973 Long Beach State 49ers football
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1973 record1–9–1 (0–4 PCAA)
Head coach Jim Stangeland (5th season)
Home stadium Veterans Stadium
(Capacity: 11,600)
Seasons
  1972
1974  
1973 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
San Diego State $301  911
San Jose State 202  542
Pacific (CA) 211  721
Fresno State 130  290
Long Beach State 040  191
  • $ Conference champion

The 1973 Long Beach State 49ers football team represented California State University, Long Beach [note 1] during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season.

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Cal State Long Beach competed in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association. [note 2] The team was led by fifth year head coach Jim Stangeland, and played the majority of their home games at Veterans Stadium adjacent to the campus of Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California. One game was played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. They finished the season with a record of one win, nine losses and one tie (1–9–1, 0–4 PCAA).

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 8 Grambling *L 16–29
September 15at Western Michigan *L 8–1320,050 [1]
September 22 San Jose State [note 3] L 6–24
September 29at North Texas State *T 0–010,378 [2]
October 4at Cal State Fullerton *L 14–176,411 [3]
October 13at Pacific (CA) L 6–10
October 20 Fresno State [note 4]
  • Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Long Beach, California
L 14–15
October 27 UC Riverside *
  • Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Long Beach, California
L 16–33
November 10at San Diego State [note 5] L 2–1726,961 [4]
November 17at Wichita State *W 35–10
November 24at Cal Poly [note 6] *L 7–313,086 [5]
  • *Non-conference game

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Team players in the NFL

The following were selected in the 1974 NFL Draft. [7]

PlayerPositionRoundOverallNFL Team
Greg BaileyDefensive back14341 San Diego Chargers
Leonard Gray Tight end15372 San Francisco 49ers

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  3. San Jose State University was known as California State University, San Jose from 1972 to 1973.
  4. The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.
  5. San Diego State University was known as California State University, San Diego from 1972 to 1973.
  6. 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.

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References

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  2. "Long Beach State Still Without Win -- Ties North Texas St., 0-0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 30, 1973. p. III-14. Retrieved February 8, 2017 via Newspapers.com. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  3. Earl Gustkey (October 5, 1973). "Fullerton Holds Off Long Beach For 17-14 Victory". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved February 8, 2017 via Newspapers.com. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  4. Jim McCormack (November 11, 1973). "Aztecs sack 49ers, 17-2". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. p. S-1. Retrieved January 16, 2017 via Newspapers.com. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  5. "49ers' Dismal Season Ended by 31-7 Loss". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 25, 1973. p. III-15. Retrieved February 8, 2017 via Newspapers.com. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  6. "1973 Long Beach State Forty Niners Schedule" . Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  7. "1974 NFL Draft" . Retrieved January 12, 2017.