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1921 California Golden Bears football team

The 1921 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley in the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) during the 1921 college football season. In their sixth year under head coach Andy Smith, the team compiled a 9–0–1 record (4–0 against PCC opponents), won the PCC championship, played Washington & Jefferson to a scoreless tie in the 1922 Rose Bowl, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 312 to 33.[1][2]

1921 California Golden Bears football
National champion (Billingsley MOV, CFRA, Sagarin)
Co-national champion (Boand)
PCC champion
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1921 record9–0–1 (4–0 PCC)
Head coachAndy Smith (6th season)
Offensive schemeShort-punt
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1920
1922 →
1921 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
California $ 4 0 0     9 0 1
Washington State 2 1 1     4 2 1
Stanford 1 1 1     4 2 2
Oregon Agricultural 1 2 1     4 3 2
Oregon 0 1 2     5 1 3
Washington 0 3 1     3 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion

At season’s end, the Golden Bears played against Washington & Jefferson Presidents in the rain-soaked 1922 Rose Bowl, which ended in a 0–0 tie. The team was selected retroactively as the 1921 national champion by the Billingsley Report (using its alternative "margin of victory" methodology), College Football Researchers Association, and Jeff Sagarin, and as a co-national champion under the Boand.[3]

ScheduleEdit

Results courtesy University of California Athletics, unless otherwise indicated.[4]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 24Saint Mary's (CA)*W 21–0
October 1Olympic A.C.*
  • California Field
  • Berkeley, CA
W 14–0
October 8Nevada*
  • California Field
  • Berkeley, CA
W 51–6
October 15Pacific Fleet*
  • California Field
  • Berkeley, CA
W 21–10
October 22Oregon
  • California Field
  • Berkeley, CA
W 39–0
October 29vs. Washington StatePortland, ORW 14–0
November 5USC*
  • California Field
  • Berkeley, CA
W 38–7
November 12Washington
  • California Field
  • Berkeley, CA
W 72–3
November 19at StanfordW 42–7
January 1, 1922vs. Washington & Jefferson*T 0–0
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1921 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "California 2015 Football Information Guide" (PDF). CalBears.com. Cal Golden Bears Athletics. p. 162. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  3. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "Cal History". University of California Athletics. Retrieved 2011-01-18.