1997 California Golden Bears football team

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1997 California Golden Bears football
Conference Pacific-10
1997 record 3–8 (1–7 Pac-10)
Head coach Tom Holmoe (1st season)
Home stadium California Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 74,909)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 9 Washington State +   7 1         10 2  
No. 5 UCLA +   7 1         10 2  
No. 14 Arizona State   6 2         9 3  
No. 18 Washington   5 3         8 4  
Arizona   4 4         7 5  
USC   4 4         6 5  
Oregon   3 5         7 5  
Stanford   3 5         5 6  
California   1 7         3 8  
Oregon State   0 8         3 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first year under head coach Tom Holmoe, the Golden Bears compiled a 3–8 record (1–7 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in ninth place in the Pac-10, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined score of 339 to 295.[1][2] Home games were played at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California.

The team's statistical leaders included Justin Vedder with 2,718 passing yards, Tarik Smith with 636 rushing yards, and Bobby Shaw with 1,093 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 12:30 PM at Houston* AstrodomeHouston, TX KPIX W 35–3   37,652
September 20 3:30 PM Oklahoma*dagger California Memorial StadiumBerekley, CA FSN W 40–36   48,260
September 27 4:00 PM USC California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA ABC L 17–27   54,000
October 4 5:00 PM at Louisiana Tech* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA SCBA L 34–41   24,812
October 11 12:30 PM No. 10 Washington California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA L 3–30   48,000
October 18 2:00 PM at No. 13 Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA L 37–63   35,759
October 25 3:30 PM at No. 13 UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA L 17–35   52,858
November 1 12:30 PM at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 33–14   32,000
November 8 12:30 PM Arizona State California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA FSN L 21–28   33,000
November 15 7:00 PM at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FSN L 38–41 2OT  37,111
November 22 12:30 PM at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA (Big Game) ABC L 20–21   85,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1997 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. 166. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1997 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.calbears.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/cal-m-footbl-97index.html