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1958 California Golden Bears football team

The 1958 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 1958 NCAA University Division football season. In their second year under head coach Pete Elliott, the Golden Bears compiled a 7–4 record (6–1 against PCC opponents), won the PCC championship, lost to Iowa in the 1959 Rose Bowl, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 207 to 200.[1][2]

1958 California Golden Bears football
PCC champion
Rose Bowl, L 12–38 vs. Iowa
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 16
1958 record7–4 (6–1 PCC)
Head coachPete Elliott (2nd season)
CaptainJack Hart
Joe Kapp
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 16 California $ 6 1 0     7 4 0
Washington State 6 2 0     7 3 0
USC 4 2 1     4 5 1
Oregon State 5 3 0     6 4 0
Oregon 4 4 0     4 6 0
UCLA 2 4 1     3 6 1
Stanford 2 5 0     2 8 0
Washington 1 6 0     3 7 0
Idaho 0 3 0     4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The team's statistical leaders included Joe Kapp with 649 passing yards and 582 rushing yards and Jack Hart with 334 receiving yards.[3] Kapp and Hart were also the team's co-captains. Kapp was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 20Pacific*L 20–2440,000[4]
September 27at No. 4 Michigan State*L 12–3252,639[5]
October 4Washington State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 34–1425,000[6]
October 11Utah*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 36–2128,000[7]
October 18at USCW 14–1234,872[8]
October 25Oregon
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 23–647,000[9]
November 1at Oregon StateL 8–1420,668[10]
November 8UCLA
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA (rivalry)
W 20–1750,000[11]
November 15at WashingtonW 12–729,500[12]
November 22StanfordNo. 19
W 16–1581,490[13]
January 1, 1959vs. No. 4 Iowa*No. 17L 12–3898,297
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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RosterEdit

1958 California Golden Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Joe Kapp Jr
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. ^ "1958 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. ^ "1958 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "California vs Pacific Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Michigan State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. ^ "California vs Washington State Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. ^ "California vs Utah Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. ^ "USC vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. ^ "California vs Oregon Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Oregon State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  11. ^ "California vs UCLA Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Washington vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  13. ^ "California vs Stanford Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  14. ^ 2011 California Golden Bears football information guide.

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