1997 California Golden Bears football team
The 1997 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 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first year under head coach Tom Holmoe, the Golden Bears compiled a 3–8 record (1–7 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in ninth place in the Pac-10, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined score of 339 to 295. Home games were played at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California.
|1997 California Golden Bears football|
|1997 record||3–8 (1–7 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Tom Holmoe (1st season)|
|Home stadium||California Memorial Stadium|
|1997 Pacific-10 football standings|
|No. 9 Washington State +||7||–||1||10||–||2|
|No. 5 UCLA +||7||–||1||10||–||2|
|No. 14 Arizona State||6||–||2||9||–||3|
|No. 18 Washington||5||–||3||8||–||4|
Rankings from AP Poll
The team's statistical leaders included Justin Vedder with 2,718 passing yards, Tarik Smith with 636 rushing yards, and Bobby Shaw with 1,093 receiving yards.
|September 6||12:30 p.m.||at Houston*||KPIX||W 35–3||37,652|
|September 20||3:30 p.m.||Oklahoma*||FSN||W 40–36||48,260|
|September 27||4:00 p.m.||USC||ABC||L 17–27||54,000|
|October 4||5:00 p.m.||at Louisiana Tech*||SCBA||L 34–41||24,812|
|October 11||12:30 p.m.||No. 10 Washington||L 3–30||48,000|
|October 18||2:00 p.m.||at No. 13 Washington State||L 37–63||35,759|
|October 25||3:30 p.m.||at No. 13 UCLA||L 17–35||52,858|
|November 1||12:30 p.m.||at Oregon State||W 33–14||32,000|
|November 8||12:30 p.m.||Arizona State||FSN||L 21–28||33,000|
|November 15||7:00 p.m.||at Arizona||FSN||L 38–41 2OT||37,111|
|November 22||12:30 p.m.||at Stanford||ABC||L 20–21||85,500|
- "1997 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
- "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.
- "1997 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
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