1973 California Golden Bears football team

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1973 California Golden Bears football
Conference Pacific-8
1973 record 4–7 (2–5 Pac-8)
Head coach Mike White (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Roger Theder
Captain Kevin O'Dorisio
Captain Fred Weber
Home stadium California Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC $ 7 0 0     9 2 1
#12 UCLA 6 1 0     9 2 0
Stanford 5 2 0     7 4 0
Washington State 4 3 0     5 6 0
California 2 5 0     4 7 0
Oregon 2 5 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 2 5 0     2 9 0
Washington 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. In their second year under head coach Mike White, the Golden Bears compiled a 4–7 record (2–5 against Pac-8 opponents), finished in a tie for fifth place in the Pac-8, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 380 to 245.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Vince Ferragamo with 1,014 passing yards (Steve Bartkowski added 910 passing yards), Chuck Muncie with 801 rushing yards, and Wesley Walker with 361 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 15 at No. 6 Alabama* Legion FieldBirmingham, AL L 0–66  
September 22 Illinois* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 7–27  
September 29 at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 54–6  
October 6 Washington California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 54–49  
October 13 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR L 10–41  
October 20 Oregon State California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 24–14  
October 27 at No. 13 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 21–61  
November 3 No. 9 USC California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA L 14–50  
November 10 San Jose* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 19–9  
November 17 Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA L 28–31  
November 24 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA (Big Game) L 17–26  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game summaries[edit]

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 7 7 7 28 49
California 14 23 7 10 54

Cal gained 625 yards of total offense, the second best in school history. Steve Bartkowski came off the bench when Vince Ferragamo was shaken up with the Golden Bears ahead 21-7.[5]

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon St 0 7 7 0 14
• California 9 7 0 8 24

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1973 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. 165. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1973 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ 2011 California football information guide.
  5. ^ "California 59, Washington 49." Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Oct 7.
  6. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Oct 21.