1941 Pacific Tigers football team

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1941 Pacific Tigers football
Far Western champion
ConferenceFar Western Conference
1941 record4–7 (3–0 FWC)
Head coachAmos Alonzo Stagg (9th season)
Home stadiumBaxter Stadium
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pacific (CA) $ 3 0 0     4 7 0
Cal Aggies 2 1 0     2 2 4
Chico State 1 2 0     1 5 2
Humboldt State 0 3 0     2 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1941 Pacific Tigers football team represented the College of the Pacific (COP)[note 1] during the 1941 college football season.

COP competed in the Far Western Conference (FWC).[note 2] The team was led by head coach Amos Alonzo Stagg, and played home games at Baxter Stadium in Stockton, California. This was Stagg's 52nd year as a head coach and his ninth at College of the Pacific. The Tigers finished as champion of the FWC, with four wins and seven losses (4–7, 3–0 FWC). Overall, the Tigers were outscored by their opponents 72–100 for the season.[1]

During a September 24 game against Hawaii in Stockton, California, a distressed army flying cadet tried to land his plane at the stadium, diving for 30 minutes "a few feet over the heads of terrified spectators and players and clipped the stadium power line, darkening the field."[2] The cadet ultimately landed his plane safely in the stadium parking lot.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24Hawaii*
L 0–1412,000[3][4]
October 3Chico State[note 3]
  • Baxter Stadium
  • Stockton, CA
W 7–0[5]
October 11at SMU*L 0–3412,500[6]
October 17Cal Aggies[note 4]
  • Baxter Stadium
  • Stockton, CA
W 7–0
October 24San Jose State[note 5]*dagger
  • Baxter Stadium
  • Stockton, CA
L 0–7
November 1Humboldt State[note 6]
  • Baxter Stadium
  • Stockton, CA
W 19–0
November 11at Fresno State[note 7]*L 0–1313,000[7][8]
November 19at Santa Barbara State[note 8]*
L 6–7
November 26California JV*
  • Baxter Stadium
  • Stockton, CA
W 20–0
November 29at Pacific Lutheran*Tacoma, WAL 7–13
December 5at San Diego State[note 9]*L 6–129,000[9]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

[10]

Team players in the NFL[edit]

No College of the Pacific players were selected in the 1942 NFL Draft.[11][12][13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  2. ^ The Northern California Athletic Conference (NCAC) was known as the Far Western Conference (FWC) from its founding in 1925 to 1982.
  3. ^ California State University, Chico was known as Chico State College from 1935 to 1971.
  4. ^ University of California, Davis was known as Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture from 1922 to 1959. In common usage, the sports teams were called the "Cal Aggies" from 1924 until the mid 1970s.
  5. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ Humboldt State University was known as Humboldt State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) was known as Fresno State Normal School from 1911 to 1948
  8. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara State College from 1921 to 1943.
  9. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe Marvin. "Stagg at Pacific: PART III - 1940-1942" (PDF). Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Flier Attempts Landing During Football Game". The Honolulu Advertiser. September 27, 1941. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Rainbows Defeat Pacific, 14-0". The Honolulu Advertiser. September 25, 1941. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 131. Retrieved February 15, 2007.
  5. ^ "Pacific Beats Chico State". San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco, California. October 4, 1941. p. 15 – via GenealogyBank.com.
  6. ^ Richard West (October 12, 1941). "S.M.U. Wallops College of Pacific". The Shreveport Times. p. 24 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Fresno Trips Pacific". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. November 12, 1941. p. 17. Retrieved February 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  9. ^ Charles Byrne (December 6, 1941). "Aztecs Whip Staggmen, 12 to 6, in Thrill-Packed Game". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. 3-B.
  10. ^ "1941 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  11. ^ "1942 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  12. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  13. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.