1921 California Golden Bears football team

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1921 California Golden Bears football
National champion (Billingsley MOV, CFRA, Sagarin)
Co-national champion (Boand)
PCC champion
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1921 record 9–0–1 (4–0 PCC)
Head coach Andy Smith (6th season)
Offensive scheme Short-punt
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1920
1922 →
1921 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
California $ 4 0 0     9 0 1
Washington State 2 1 1     4 2 1
Stanford 1 1 1     4 2 2
Oregon Agricultural 1 2 1     4 3 2
Oregon 0 1 2     5 1 3
Washington 0 3 1     3 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1921 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 1921 college football season. In their sixth year under head coach Andy Smith, the team compiled a 9–0–1 record (4–0 against PCC opponents), won the PCC championship, played Washington & Jefferson to a scoreless tie in the 1922 Rose Bowl, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 312 to 33.[1][2]

At season’s end, the Golden Bears played against Washington & Jefferson Presidents in the rain-soaked 1922 Rose Bowl, which ended in a 0–0 tie. The team was selected retroactively as the 1921 national champion by the Billingsley Report (using its alternative "margin of victory" methodology), College Football Researchers Association, and Jeff Sagarin, and as a co-national champion under the Boand.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Results courtesy University of California Athletics, unless otherwise indicated.[4]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 24 Saint Mary's (CA)* California FieldBerkeley, CA W 21–0  
October 1 Olympic A.C.* California Field • Berkeley, CA W 14–0  
October 8 Nevada* California Field • Berkeley, CA W 51–6  
October 15 Pacific Fleet* California Field • Berkeley, CA W 21–10  
October 22 Oregon California Field • Berkeley, CA W 39–0  
October 29 vs. Washington State Portland, OR W 14–0  
November 5 USC* California Field • Berkeley, CA W 38–7  
November 12 Washington California Field • Berkeley, CA W 72–3  
November 19 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA (Big Game) W 42–7  
January 1 vs. Washington & Jefferson* Tournament ParkPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) T 0–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1921 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. 
  4. ^ "Cal History". University of California Athletics. Retrieved 2011-01-18.