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Video: 100 Seasons of Cal Poly Football (1930s)

Video: 100 Seasons of Cal Poly Football (1930s)

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly is celebrating 100 seasons of football during the 2018 campaign.

To commemorate the occasion, videos focusing on each of the 10 decades of Mustang football will be published each Tuesday on and the various Cal Poly Athletics social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).

The decade of the 1910s was first, as Cal Poly officially fielded a football team for the first time in 1915 with the hiring of D.W. Schlosser as head coach. The 1920s was featured last week.

This week the focus is on the teams of the 1930s, which opened with the 1930 campaign canceled due to a polio epidemic. The 1933 team posted a 7-0 record and did not give up a single point to its seven foes, outscoring the opposition 73-0.

Howie O'Daniels coached that remarkable 1933 Mustang squad and guided Cal Poly to a 44-19-4 mark with his eight teams in the 1930s.

Mustang Stadium was constructed in 1935, with a wooden press box added in 1938.

In addition to the polio epidemic in 1930, Cal Poly also did not play football in 1918 due to a flu epidemic and in 1943 and 1944 due to World War II. Thus, even though the first game was played 103 years ago in 1915, the 2018 Mustangs are playing Cal Poly's 100th season of football.

Each subsequent video, produced by Cal Poly Athletics Video Coordinator Andrew Baird, will be published on Tuesdays throughout the 2018 season.

• Facebook: CalPolyMustangs
• Twitter: CPMustangs
• Instagram: CPMustangs
• YouTube: CalPolyAthletics

Cal Poly hosts Ivy League member Brown on Friday night with kickoff set for 7:05 p.m. inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

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