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1949 California Golden Bears football team

The 1949 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 1949 college football season. In their third year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the team compiled a 10–1 record (7–0 against PCC opponents), won the PCC championship, lost to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 319 to 131.[1][2]

1949 California Golden Bears football
PCC champion
Rose Bowl, L 14–17 vs. Ohio State
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 3
1949 record10–1 (7–0 PCC)
Head coachPappy Waldorf (3rd season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 California $ 7 0 0     10 1 0
UCLA 5 2 0     6 3 0
Stanford 4 2 0     7 3 1
USC 4 2 0     5 3 1
Oregon State 5 3 0     7 3 0
Oregon 2 5 0     4 6 0
Washington 2 5 0     3 7 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 6 0
Idaho 1 4 0     3 5 0
Montana 0 3 0     5 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

California was ranked third in the final AP Poll, released in late November.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 17Santa Clara*W 21–7
September 24Saint Mary's (CA)*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 29–7
October 1at Oregon StateW 41–018,885[3]
October 8at Wisconsin*No. 10W 35–20
October 15No. 12 USCNo. 9
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 16–1081,500[4]
October 22WashingtonNo. 5
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 21–720,337[5]
October 29at No. 20 UCLANo. 4W 35–2158,668
November 5Washington StateNo. 4
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 33–1440,000[6]
November 12OregonNo. 4
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 41–14
November 19at No. 12 StanfordNo. 3W 33–14
January 2, 1950No. 6 Ohio State*No. 3L 14–17100,963
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP poll

Source:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1935 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. 163. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "Year-By-Year Results". 2017 Oregon State Football Media Guide Football (PDF). Oregon State Athletics. p. 166.
  4. ^ USC Football 2017 Media Guide (PDF). University of Southern California Athletics. p. 70.
  5. ^ 2017 Washington Football Information (PDF). University of Washington Athletics. p. 191.
  6. ^ '16 Cougar Football (PDF). Washington State University Athletics. p. 81.
  7. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Apr-20.