1982 California Golden Bears football team

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1982 California Golden Bears football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1982 record 7–4 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coach Joe Kapp (1st season)
Home stadium California Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 75,662)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 UCLA $ 5 1 1     10 1 1
No. 7 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
No. 6 Arizona State 5 2 0     10 2 0
No. 15 USC 5 2 0     8 3 0
Arizona 4 3 1     6 4 1
California 4 4 0     7 4 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Oregon 2 6 0     2 8 1
Oregon State 0 7 1     1 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 California Golden Bears football team represented the University of California, Berkeley during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1][2] For the Golden Bears this season is historically known for its last game – the 85th Big Game against Stanford on November 20, 1982. Specifically – The Play. A last-second kickoff return on which Cal was able to score a touchdown to win the game. Because of the context of the rivalry, the timing of the play and the unusual multi-lateral way that it occurred, it is recognized as one of the most memorable plays in college football history and among the most memorable in American sports.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 at Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado W 31–17   33,835[3]
September 18 San Diego State* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California W 28–0   35,000[4]
September 25 No. 14 Arizona State California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California L 0–15   35,673[5]
October 2 San Jose State* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California W 26–7   37,136[6]
October 9 at No. 1 Washington Husky StadiumSeattle L 7–50   56,500[7]
October 16 Oregon California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California W 10–7   31,736[8]
October 23 No. 11 UCLA California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California (Rivalry) L 31–47   51,600[9]
October 30 at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon W 28–14   25,000[10]
November 6 at No. 16 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 0–42   54,670[11]
November 13 Washington State California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California W 34–14   34,060[12]
November 20 Stanford California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California (85th Big Game) USA W 25–20   75,662[13]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

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Roster[edit]

1982 California Golden Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 14 Gale Gilbert So
TE 86 David Lewis Jr
T 73 Harvey Salem Sr
QB 11 J Torchio Jr
FB 31 John Tuggle Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 90 Reggie Camp Sr
LB 80 Ron Rivera Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 9 Joe Cooper Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 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. ^ "Colorado vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  4. ^ "California vs San Diego State Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  5. ^ "California vs Arizona State Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  6. ^ "California vs San Jose State Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  7. ^ "Washington vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  8. ^ "California vs Oregon 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. ^ "Oregon State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics" (PDF). NCAA Football Statistics. NCAA. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  11. ^ "California vs USC 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. ^ "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. 166. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-26.