1920 California Golden Bears football team

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1920 California Golden Bears football
Wonder Team Cropped.jpg
National champion
(CFRA, Helms, Houlgate, NCF, Sagarin)
Rose Bowl champion
PCC champion
Rose Bowl, W 28–0 vs. Ohio State
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1920 record 9–0 (3–0 PCC)
Head coach Andy Smith (5th season)
Offensive scheme Short-punt
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
1920 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
California $ 3 0 0     9 0 0
Stanford 2 1 0     4 3 0
Oregon 1 1 1     3 2 1
Washington State 1 1 0     5 1 0
Oregon Agricultural 1 2 1     2 2 2
Washington 0 3 0     1 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1920 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 1920 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Andy Smith, the team compiled a 9–0 record (3–0 against PCC opponents), shut out seven of nine opponents, won the PCC championship, defeated Ohio State in the 1921 Rose Bowl, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 510 to 14.[1][2] The team was retroactively selected as the national champion by the College Football Researchers Association, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Jeff Sagarin.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 25 Olympic A.C.* California FieldBerkeley, CA W 21–0  
October 2 Mare Island Marines* California Field • Berkeley, CA W 88–0  
October 9 Saint Mary's (CA)* California Field • Berkeley, CA W 127–0  
October 16 Nevada* California Field • Berkeley, CA W 79–7  
October 23 Utah* California Field • Berkeley, CA W 63–0  
October 30 at Oregon Agricultural Bell FieldCorvallis, OR W 17–7  
November 6 Washington State California Field • Berkeley, CA W 49–0  
November 13 Stanford California Field • Berkeley, CA (Big Game) W 38–0  
January 1, 1921 vs. Ohio State* Tournament ParkPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 28–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1920 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.