1975 California Golden Bears football team

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1975 California Golden Bears football
Pac-8 co-champion
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 15
AP No. 14
1975 record 8–3 (6–1 Pac-8)
Head coach Mike White
Offensive coordinator Roger Theder
Captain Chuck Muncie
Captain Paul Von der Mehden
Seasons
« 1974 1976 »
1975 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 UCLA + 6 1 0     9 2 1
#14 California + 6 1 0     8 3 0
Stanford 5 2 0     6 4 1
Washington 5 2 0     6 5 0
#17 USC 3 4 0     8 4 0
Oregon 2 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     1 10 0
Washington State 0 7 0     3 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 California Golden Bears football team represented the University of California, Berkeley in the 1975 college football season. The Golden Bears scored 330 points while the defense allowed 233 points. Led by head coach Mike White, the Golden Bears finished with an 8–3 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 at Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO L 34–27   46,211
September 20 No. 20 West Virginia* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 28–10   23,375
September 27 at Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA W 33–21   24,500
October 4 San Jose State* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 27–24   32,788
October 11 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 34–7   18,000
October 18 Oregon State California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 51–24   31,256
October 25 at No. 19 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 28–14   46,100
November 1 No. 4 USC California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 28–14   58,871
November 8 Washington No. 18 California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 27–24   43,270
November 15 at Air Force* No. 15 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 31–14   35,770
November 22 at Stanford No. 13 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA (The Big Game) W 48–15   88,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in local to gamesite.

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Roster[edit]

  • Jim Breech, k
  • Chuck Muncie, tb
  • Joe Roth, qb
  • Paul Von der Mehden
  • Wesley Walker, wr
  • Steve Rivera, wr
  • John Dixon, tb, fb
  • Phil Heck, lb
  • Jeff Barnes, de
  • George Freitas, te
  • Tom Newton, fb
  • Burl Toler, lb

Results[edit]

Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
California 14 13 0 21 48
Stanford 6 0 0 9 15

at Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California

  • Date: November 22
  • Game attendance: 88,000

Cal needed a win and UCLA tie or loss to earn a berth in the Rose Bowl.

Chuck Muncie finished with over 3,000 yards rushing in his career along with 37 touchdowns, 230 points and 4,188 all-purpose yards. By scoring four times, Muncie also tied a single game school record and finished the year with 15 TDs for another Cal mark.

After the game, coach Mike White said "If Chuck Muncie isn't the Heisman Trophy winner, I don't know who is."

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Draft picks[edit]

The following players were claimed in the 1976 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Chuck Muncie Running Back 1 3 New Orleans Saints
Steve Rivera Wide Receiver 4 100 San Francisco 49ers

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 California football information guide
  2. ^ "Muncie bowls over Cards, and wait begins." Eugene Register-Guard. 23 Nov 1975
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1976.htm