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
Offensive scheme Short-punt
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 represented the University of California, Berkeley in the 1920 college football season. The Golden Bears' offense scored 510 points while the defense allowed 14 points.[1] Led by head coach Andy Smith, the Golden Bears finished with an undefeated season. 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.[2]

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* 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. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=251&season=1920
  2. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.