1970 California Golden Bears football team

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1970 California Golden Bears football
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
1970 record 6–5 (4–3 Pac-8)
Head coach Ray Willsey (7th season)
Home stadium California Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Stanford $ 6 1 0     9 3 0
Washington 4 3 0     6 4 0
Oregon 4 3 0     6 4 1
UCLA 4 3 0     6 5 0
California 4 3 0     6 5 0
No. 15 USC 3 4 0     6 4 1
Oregon State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Washington State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) during the 1970 college football season. In their seventh year under head coach Ray Willsey, the Golden Bears compiled a 6–5 record (4–3 against Pac-8 opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the Pac-8, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 272 to 249.[1][2]

At home for the Big Game, Cal defeated #11 Stanford 22–14,[3][4] the Pac-8 champion led by Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett. On New Year's Day, Stanford upset undefeated Ohio State in the Rose Bowl and quarterback Plunkett was the first pick in the 1971 NFL Draft.

California's statistical leaders included Dave Penhall with 1,785 passing yards, Stan Murphy with 603 rushing yards, and Steve Sweeney with 679 receiving yards.[5]

Roster[edit]

1970 California Golden Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 36 Isaac Curtis So
WR 88 Steve Sweeney So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 69 Bob Kampa So
LB 60 Phil Croyle Sr
LB 18 Loren Toews So
DT 74 Sherman White Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 2 Ray Wersching So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 12 at Oregon Civic StadiumPortland, OR L 24–31   26,556[6]
September 19 at No. 2 Texas* Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 15–56   61,000[7]
September 26 Indiana* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 56–14   29,857[8]
October 3 at Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 0–28   22,000[9]
October 10 at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 31–28   54,000[10]
October 17 No. 19 UCLA California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA (Rivalry) L 21–24   42,178[11]
October 24 Washington State California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 45–0   26,101[12]
October 31 at No. 18 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 13–10   54,750[13]
November 7 at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR L 10–16   20,202[14]
November 14 San Jose State* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 35–28   16,841[15]
November 21 No. 11 Stanford California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA (73rd Big Game) W 22–14   76,799[16]
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Source:[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1970 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. ^ "Bears upset Stanford as Penhall leads way". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 22, 1970. p. 6B. 
  4. ^ "Some finish: Indians fall to Cal 22-14". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 22, 1970. p. 10, sports. 
  5. ^ "1969 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Oregon vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  7. ^ "Texas vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  8. ^ "California vs Indiana Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  9. ^ "Rice vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  10. ^ "Washington vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  11. ^ "California vs UCLA Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  12. ^ "California vs Washington State Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  13. ^ "USC vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  14. ^ "Oregon State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  15. ^ "California vs San Jose State Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  16. ^ "California vs Stanford Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  17. ^ 2015 Football Information Guide (PDF). Cal Athletics. 2015. p. 165. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-26.