1979 California Golden Bears football team

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1979 California Golden Bears football
Conference Pacific-10
1979 record 7–5 (6–3 Pac-10)
Head coach Roger Theder (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Al Saunders
Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham
Captain Ron Hill
Captain Paul Jones
Home stadium California Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »
1979 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 6 0 1     11 0 1
#11 Washington 5 2 0     9 3 0
Arizona 4 3 0     6 5 1
Oregon 4 3 0     6 5 0
California 5 4 0     6 6 0
Stanford 3 3 1     5 5 1
Arizona State 3 4 0     6 6 0
UCLA 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 1 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
  • Arizona State later forfeited 5 wins (3 in conference) due to NCAA sanctions
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 California Golden Bears football team represented the University of California, Berkeley during the 1979 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 8 at #18 Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ W 17–9  
September 15 at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ W 10–7  
September 22 San Jose State* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 13–10  
September 29 #11 Michigan* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA L 10–14  
October 6 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR L 14–19  
October 13 Oregon State California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 45–0  
October 20 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 27–28  
October 27 #3 USC California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA L 14–24  
November 3 #16 Washington California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA L 24–28  
November 10 at Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA W 45–13  
November 17 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA (The Big Game) W 21–14  
December 15 vs. Temple* Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Garden State Bowl) L 17–28  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Note: Oregon forfeited victory due to use of ineligible player.

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Game notes[edit]

Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
California 7 17 7 14 45
Washington State 6 0 0 7 13

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 California football information guide.
  2. ^ "Campbell gets another record beating WSU." Eugene Register-Guard. 1979 Nov 11.