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1957 California Golden Bears football team

The 1957 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 1957 college football season. In their first year under head coach Pete Elliott, the Golden Bears compiled a 1–9 record (1–6 against PCC opponents), finished in a tie for seventh place in the PCC, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 176 to 109.[1][2]

1957 California Golden Bears football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1957 record1–9 (1–6 PCC)
Head coachPete Elliott (1st season)
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Oregon State + 6 2 0     8 2 0
Oregon ^ + 6 2 0     7 4 0
UCLA 5 2 0     8 2 0
Washington State 5 3 0     6 4 0
Stanford 4 3 0     6 4 0
Washington 3 4 0     3 6 1
California 1 6 0     1 9 0
USC 1 6 0     1 9 0
Idaho 0 3 0     4 4 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Selected as Rose Bowl representative
    Oregon State won the Civil War game over Oregon, but no-repeat rule was in effect
Rankings from AP Poll

The team's statistical leaders included Joe Kapp with 580 passing yards and Jack Hart with 396 rushing yards and 276 receiving yards.[3] Kapp was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 21SMU*L 6–1345,000[4]
September 28at Washington StateL 7–1316,000[5]
October 5No. 2 Michigan State*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 0–1940,000[6]
October 12Navy*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 6–2147,000[7]
October 19USC
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 12–042,000[8]
October 26at No. 18 OregonL 6–2418,321[9]
November 2at UCLAL 14–1644,772[10]
November 9Oregon State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 19–2150,000[11]
November 16Washington
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 27–3538,000[12]
November 23at StanfordL 12–1491,300[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[14]

RosterEdit

1957 California Golden Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Joe Kapp So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1957 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. 164. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "1957 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "California vs SMU Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Washington State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. ^ "California vs Michigan State Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. ^ "California vs Navy Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. ^ "California vs USC Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Oregon vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  10. ^ "UCLA vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  11. ^ "California vs Oregon State Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  12. ^ "California vs Washington Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Stanford vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  14. ^ 2015 Football Information Guide (PDF). Cal Athletics. 2015. p. 164. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-26.