|1990 Santa Clara Broncos football|
|Conference||Western Football Conference|
|1990 record||6–5 (2–3 WFC)|
|Head coach||Terry Malley (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Buck Shaw Stadium|
|1990 Western Football Conference standings|
|#8 Cal Poly +^||4||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|#13 Cal State Northridge +^||4||–||1||–||0||7||–||4||–||0|
|Southern Utah State||2||–||3||–||0||6||–||5||–||0|
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
The Broncos were led by sixth-year head coach Terry Malley. They played home games at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Santa Clara finished the season with a record of six wins and five losses (6–5, 2–3 WFC). The Broncos outscored their opponents 251–231 for the season.
|September 1||at Chico State[note 1]*||W 21–19|
|September 8||UC Davis*||L 19–31|
|September 15||San Francisco State*||W 28–10|
|September 22||at Cal State Hayward[note 2]*||W 50–20|
|September 29||Southern Utah State[note 3]||L 20–24|
|October 6||at California Lutheran*||W 34–13|
|October 13||at Portland State||W 28–26|
|October 20||No. 16 Cal Poly[note 4]||No. 18||L 0–29||6,000|
|October 27||No. 9 Cal State Northridge||L 7–10||3,000|
|November 3||at Sacramento State[note 5]||W 24–22|
|November 10||at Saint Mary's (CA)*||L 20–27|
Team players in the NFL
- The official name of Chico State has been California State University, Chico since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Chico State.
- California State University, East Bay was known as California State University, Hayward from 1972 to 2004.
- Southern Utah University was known as Southern Utah State College from 1969 to 1990.
- 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.
- The official name of Sacramento State has been California State University, Sacramento since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Sacramento State.
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