1997 San Jose SaberCats Game-by-Game Results

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 8-6
Finishing 2nd in the Arena League's West Division of the American Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Quarterfinal
Coach: Todd Shell (8-6)
Location: San Jose, California
Attendance: 101,631, Avg. 14,519 in 7 home dates
1997 San Jose SaberCats Statistics
1997 San Jose SaberCats Roster

The San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses, finishing second in the Arena League's West Division of the American Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

San Jose netted 548 points, while the defensive squad surrendered 563. Scott Wood passed for 1,442 yards, and John Kaleo spent time under center, too. Titus Dixon grabbed 57 passes, while Willie Culpepper accumulated 732 receiving yards.

Derrick Chachere carried the ball for a team-best 145 yards for the SaberCats.

Herschel Currie intercepted 8 opponent throws. Al Noga sacked quarterbacks 8 times, leading the way for a team which created 20 sacks.

Todd Shell coached the team. The 1997 San Jose SaberCats lost in the Quarterfinal.

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Regular Season Points For: 548
Regular Season Points Against: 563

Date Game Res Home Road Record
May 2, 1997 San Jose SaberCats 21 at Nashville Kats 47 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
May 10, 1997 Anaheim Piranhas 27 at San Jose SaberCats 47 W 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0
May 17, 1997 Albany Firebirds 37 at San Jose SaberCats 41 W 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-1-0
May 24, 1997 San Jose SaberCats 50 at Arizona Rattlers 59 L 2-0-0 0-2-0 2-2-0
May 30, 1997 San Jose SaberCats 55 at Texas Terror 61 L 2-0-0 0-3-0 2-3-0
June 9, 1997 Arizona Rattlers 59 at San Jose SaberCats 22 L 2-1-0 0-3-0 2-4-0
June 14, 1997 San Jose SaberCats 37 at Iowa Barnstormers 31 W 2-1-0 1-3-0 3-4-0 OT
June 20, 1997 Portland Forest Dragons 29 at San Jose SaberCats 42 W 3-1-0 1-3-0 4-4-0
June 27, 1997 New Jersey Red Dogs 24 at San Jose SaberCats 22 L 3-2-0 1-3-0 4-5-0
July 5, 1997 San Jose SaberCats 49 at Anaheim Piranhas 35 W 3-2-0 2-3-0 5-5-0
July 11, 1997 San Jose SaberCats 51 at New Jersey Red Dogs 36 W 3-2-0 3-3-0 6-5-0
July 18, 1997 Florida Bobcats 26 at San Jose SaberCats 37 W 4-2-0 3-3-0 7-5-0
July 26, 1997 San Jose SaberCats 40 at Portland Forest Dragons 34 W 4-2-0 4-3-0 8-5-0
August 2, 1997 Tampa Bay Storm 58 at San Jose SaberCats 34 L 4-3-0 4-3-0 8-6-0
August 8, 1997 San Jose SaberCats 59 at Iowa Barnstormers 68 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 Playoff