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1923 California Golden Bears football team

The 1923 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 1923 college football season. In their eighth year under head coach Andy Smith, the team compiled a 9–0–1 record (5–0 against PCC opponents), shut out nine of ten opponents, won the PCC championship, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 182 to 7.[1][2] The team was selected retroactively as the 1923 national champion by the Houlgate System, which was used to determine annual championships from 1929 to 1958.[3]

1923 California Golden Bears football
National champion (Houlgate)
PCC champion
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1923 record9–0–1 (5–0 PCC)
Head coachAndy Smith (8th season)
Offensive schemeShort-punt
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1922
1924 →
1923 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
California $ 5 0 0     9 0 1
Washington^ 4 1 0     10 1 1
Idaho 2 2 1     5 2 1
Stanford 2 2 0     7 2 0
USC 2 2 0     6 2 0
Washington State 1 3 1     2 4 1
Oregon Agricultural 1 3 1     4 5 2
Oregon 0 4 1     3 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ Selected as Rose Bowl representative

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 22California Alumni*W 3–0
September 29Saint Mary's (CA)*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 49–0
October 6Santa Clara*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 48–0
October 13Olympic A. C.*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 16–0
October 20Oregon Agricultural*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 26–0
October 27vs. Washington StateW 9–0
November 3Nevada
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
T
November 10at USCW 13–772,000
November 17Washington
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 9–028,000
November 24Stanford
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA (Big Game)
W 9–0
  • *Non-conference game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1923 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. ^ "1923 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-25.