1966 California Golden Bears football team

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1966 California Golden Bears football
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
1966 record 3–7 (2–3 AAWU)
Head coach Ray Willsey (3rd season)
Home stadium California Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC $ 4 1 0     7 4 0
No. 5 UCLA 3 1 0     9 1 0
Oregon State 3 1 0     7 3 0
Washington 4 3 0     6 4 0
California 2 3 0     3 7 0
Oregon 1 3 0     3 7 0
Washington State 1 3 0     3 7 0
Stanford 1 4 0     5 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU) during the 1966 college football season. In their third year under head coach Ray Willsey, the Golden Bears compiled a 3–7 record (2–3 against AAWU opponents), finished in fifth place in the AAWU, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 197 to 131.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Barry Bronk with 965 passing yards, Rick Bennett with 319 rushing yards, and Jerry Bradley with 473 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 at Washington State Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA W 21–6   23,300[4]
September 24 No. 9 Michigan* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 7–17   41,302[5]
October 1 Pittsburgh* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 30–15   42,701[6]
October 8 San Jose State* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA L 0–24   34,525[7]
October 15 at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 24–20   54,300[8]
October 22 No. 3 UCLA California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA (Rivalry) L 15–28   55,241[9]
October 29 at Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 15–33   37,000[10]
November 5 at No. 9 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 9–35   47,199[11]
November 12 Army* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA L 3–6   31,273[12]
November 19 Stanford California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA (69th Big Game) L 7–13   58,000[13]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1966 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. 165. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1966 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Washington State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  5. ^ "California vs Michigan Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  6. ^ "California vs Pittsburgh Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  7. ^ "California vs San Jose State Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  8. ^ "Washington vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  9. ^ "California vs UCLA Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  10. ^ "Penn State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  11. ^ "USC vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  12. ^ "California vs Army 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. ^ 2015 Football Information Guide (PDF). Cal Athletics. 2015. p. 165. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-26.