|1949 Cal Aggies football|
|Conference||Far Western Conference|
|1949 record||5–4 (4–0 FWC)|
|Head coach||Ted Forbes (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Aggie Field|
|1949 Far Western Conference football standings|
|Cal Aggies $||4||–||0||–||0||5||–||4||–||0|
|San Francisco State||1||–||2||–||1||3||–||4||–||1|
The 1949 Cal Aggies football team represented the Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture[note 1] in the 1949 college football season. The team was known as either the Cal Aggies or California Aggies, and competed in the Far Western Conference (FWC).[note 2]
The Aggies were led by first-year head coach Ted Forbes. They played home games at Aggie Field.[note 3] The Aggies finished the regular season as champion of the FWC, with a record of five wins and three losses (5–3, 4–0 FWC). As FWC champion, they were invited to a post-season bowl game, the Pear Bowl, played in Medford, Oregon. They were beaten by Pacific (OR) in the game, bringing their final record to five wins and four losses (5–4, 4–0 FWC). They were outscored by their opponents 138–160 for the 1949 season.
|October 1||at Occidental*||L 0–26|
|October 8||Stanford JV*||W 14–6|
|October 15||at Humboldt State[note 4]||W 33–6|
|October 22||Southern Oregon[note 5]||W 14–13|
|October 29||vs. Santa Barbara[note 6][note 7]*||L 6–40|
|November 5||at San Francisco State[note 8]||W 31–13|
|November 12||Whittier*||L 13–20|
|November 19||Chico State[note 9]||W 12–3|
|November 24||vs. Pacific (OR)*||L 15–33|
- University of California, Davis was known as Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture from 1922 to 1959.
- The Northern California Athletic Conference (NCAC) was known as the Far Western Conference (FWC) from its founding in 1925 to 1982.
- Toomey Field was known as Aggie Field from its opening in 1949 through 1961.
- Humboldt State University was known as Humboldt State College from 1935 to 1971.
- Southern Oregon University was known as Southern Oregon College of Education from 1939 to 1955.
- The game against Santa Barbara was part of an "All-UC Doubleheader" that was held annually from 1948 to 1963. The other game of the double-header was California vs. UCLA. The games were always held at the home stadium of either Cal or UCLA.
- University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1957.
- San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
- California State University, Chico was known as Chico State College from 1935 to 1971.
- Spiegelberg Stadium was known as Medford Stadium from 1936 to 1983
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- "Favor Aggies In SOC Tilt". Medford Mail Tribune. Medford, Oregon. October 19, 1949. p. 6. Retrieved March 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "California – Davis Yearly Results". Retrieved March 4, 2017.
- "UC Davis Football 2015: Team Information Guide" (PDF). Retrieved April 22, 2017.
- "1950 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017.
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