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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.[1][2] Home games were played at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California.

1997 California Golden Bears football
ConferencePacific-10
1997 record3–8 (1–7 Pac-10)
Head coachTom Holmoe (1st season)
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 74,909)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
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  
Arizona   4 4         7 5  
USC   4 4         6 5  
Oregon   3 5         7 5  
Stanford   3 5         5 6  
California   1 7         3 8  
Oregon State   0 8         3 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
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.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 612:30 p.m.at Houston*KPIXW 35–337,652
September 203:30 p.m.Oklahoma* FSNW 40–3648,260
September 274:00 p.m.USC
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
ABCL 17–2754,000
October 45:00 p.m.at Louisiana Tech*SCBAL 34–4124,812
October 1112:30 p.m.No. 10 Washington
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 3–3048,000
October 182:00 p.m.at No. 13 Washington StateL 37–6335,759
October 253:30 p.m.at No. 13 UCLAL 17–3552,858
November 112:30 p.m.at Oregon StateW 33–1432,000
November 812:30 p.m.Arizona State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
FSNL 21–2833,000
November 157:00 p.m.at ArizonaFSNL 38–41 2OT37,111
November 2212:30 p.m.at StanfordABCL 20–2185,500
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1997 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. ^ "1997 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.calbears.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/cal-m-footbl-97index.html