1923 California Golden Bears football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1923 California Golden Bears football
National champion (Houlgate)
PCC champion
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1923 record 9–0–1 (5–0 PCC)
Head coach Andy Smith (8th season)
Offensive scheme Short-punt
Uniform
20scaliforniauniform.png
Seasons
← 1922
1924 →
1923 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
California $ 5 0 0     9 0 1
Washington^ 4 1 0     10 1 1
Idaho 2 2 1     5 2 1
Stanford 2 2 0     7 2 0
USC 2 2 0     6 2 0
Washington State 1 3 1     2 4 1
Oregon Agricultural 1 3 1     4 5 2
Oregon 0 4 1     3 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ Selected as Rose Bowl representative

The 1923 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 1923 college football season. In their eighth year under head coach Andy Smith, the team compiled a 9–0–1 record (5–0 against PCC opponents), shut out nine of ten opponents, won the PCC championship, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 182 to 7,[1][2] the team was selected retroactively as the 1923 national champion by the Houlgate System, which was used to determine annual championships from 1929 to 1958.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 22 California Alumni* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California W 3–0    
September 29 Saint Mary's (CA)* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California W 49–0    
October 6 Santa Clara* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California W 48–0    
October 13 Olympic A. C.* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California W 16–0    
October 20 Oregon Agricultural* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California W 26–0    
October 27 vs. Washington State Multnomah FieldPortland, Oregon W 9–0    
November 3 Nevada California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California T 0–0    
November 10 at USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles W 13–7   72,000
November 17 Washington California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California W 9–0   28,000
November 24 Stanford California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California (Big Game) W 9–0    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1923 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. 162. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "1923 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-25.