|1992 Santa Clara Broncos football|
|Conference||Western Football Conference|
|1992 record||4–6 (1–3 WFC)|
|Head coach||Terry Malley (8th season)|
|Home stadium||Buck Shaw Stadium|
|1992 Western Football Conference standings|
|#19 Portland State $^||3||–||1||–||0||9||–||4||–||0|
|#11 Sacramento State||3||–||2||–||0||7||–||3||–||0|
|Cal State Northridge||3||–||2||–||0||5||–||5||–||0|
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
The 1992 Santa Clara Broncos football team represented Santa Clara University during the 1992 NCAA Division II football season. The Broncos were led by eighth-year head coach Terry Malley and played home games on campus at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Santa Clara finished the season with a record of four wins and six losses (4–6, 1–3 WFC), and were outscored by their opponents 245–334 for the season.
Santa Clara competed in the last year of the Western Football Conference (WFC). The WFC folded in part because of a new NCAA rule that prohibited member institutions who competed at the Division I (D-I) level in other sports to compete at the Division II (D-II) level in football. Rather than move up to D-I for football, the university discontinued the football program after this season. (Rival Saint Mary's continued its football program as a Division I-AA independent for eleven more seasons.)
In eight seasons as head coach of the Broncos, Malley compiled a 47–39–1 (.546) record.
|September 5||at Cal State Chico[note 1]*||W 35–25|
|September 12||Sonoma State*||L 7–27|
|September 19||UC Davis*||L 44–48|
|September 26||San Francisco State*||W 42–30|
|October 3||at Humboldt State*||W 14–10|
|October 10||Southern Utah||W 28–25|
|October 17||Cal State Northridge||L 18–42||4,124|
|October 31||Cal Poly[note 2]||L 14–40|||
|November 7||at Sacramento State[note 3]||L 21–32||2,727|
|November 14||at Saint Mary's (CA)*||L 22–55|
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.
- 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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