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1987 California Golden Bears football team

The 1987 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first year under head coach Bruce Snyder, the Golden Bears compiled a 3–6–2 record (2–3–2 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in eighth place in the Pac-10, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 267 to 239.[1][2]

1987 California Golden Bears football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1987 record3–6–2 (2–3–2 Pac-10)
Head coachBruce Snyder (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorKent Baer (1st season)
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 18 USC + 7 1 0     8 4 0
No. 9 UCLA + 7 1 0     10 2 0
Washington 4 3 1     7 4 1
No. 20 Arizona State 3 3 1     7 4 1
Oregon 4 4 0     6 5 0
Stanford 4 4 0     5 6 0
Arizona 2 3 3     4 4 3
California 2 3 2     3 6 2
Washington State 1 5 1     3 7 1
Oregon State 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The team's statistical leaders included Troy Taylor with 2,081 passing yards, Chris Richards with 668 rushing yards, and Brian Bedford with 515 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 5Pacific*W 42–0
September 12San Jose State*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 25–27
September 19at Minnesota*L 23–3247,332[4]
September 26USC
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 14–3162,000[5]
October 3at No. 10 Tennessee*L 12–38
October 10Arizona
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
T 23–2335,000[6]
October 24at No. 8 UCLAL 18–4251,107
October 31at OregonW 20–637,255[7]
November 14Arizona State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 38–20
November 21at StanfordL 7–31
November 28vs. Washington StateT 17–1754,000[8]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[9]

RosterEdit

1987 California Golden Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Mike Ford So
WR 12 Brian Bedford Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 49 Ken Harvey Sr
LB 30 Steve Hendrickson Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1987 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. 166. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "1987 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. ^ 2016 Minnesota Football (PDF). University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics. p. 221.
  5. ^ USC Football 2017 Media Guide (PDF). University of Southern California Athletics. p. 71.
  6. ^ Arizona Football 2016 Media Guide (PDF). University of Arizona. p. 108.
  7. ^ Oregon Football 2015 Media Guide (PDF). University of Oregon Athletics. p. 135.
  8. ^ '16 Cougar Football (PDF). Washington State University Athletics. p. 81.
  9. ^ 2015 Football Information Guide (PDF). Cal Athletics. 2015. p. 166. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-26.