2004 California Golden Bears football team

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2004 California Golden Bears football
Holiday Bowl, L 31–45 vs. Texas Tech
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 9
2004 record 10–2 (7–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Jeff Tedford (3rd season)
Offensive coordinator George Cortez (3rd season)
Defensive coordinator Bob Gregory (3rd season)
Home stadium California Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 67,537)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 1 USC * $   8 0         13 0  
No. 9 California   7 1         10 2  
No. 19 Arizona State   5 3         9 3  
Oregon State   5 3         7 5  
UCLA   4 4         6 6  
Oregon   4 4         5 6  
Washington State   3 5         5 6  
Stanford   2 6         4 7  
Arizona   2 6         3 8  
Washington   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – USC later vacated 2 wins (1 in conference), as well as the BCS and Pac-10 Championships, due to NCAA sanctions.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2004 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 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third year under head coach Jeff Tedford, the Golden Bears compiled a 10–2 record (7–1 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in second place in the Pac-10, and outscored their opponents by a combined score of 441 to 192.[1][2]

The Golden Bears were ranked No. 4 at the end of the regular season, its only loss having been No. 1 USC by a 23–17 score. In that game, quarterback Aaron Rodgers set a school record for consecutive completed passes with 26 and tied an NCAA record with 23 consecutive passes completed in one game. He set a Cal single-game record for passing completion percentage of 85.3. Rodgers' performance set up the Golden Bears at first and goal with 1:47 remaining and a chance for the game-winning touchdown. On the first play of USC's goal-line stand, Rodgers threw an incomplete pass. This was followed by a second-down sack by Manuel Wright.[3] After a timeout and Rodgers' incomplete pass on third down, USC stopped Cal's run play to win the game.[3] Rodgers commented that it was "frustrating that we couldn't get the job done."[3]

After Texas was picked over Cal for a Rose Bowl berth, the fourth-ranked Bears were awarded a spot in the Holiday Bowl, which they lost to Texas Tech, 45–31. After the season, Rodgers decided to forgo his senior season to enter the 2005 NFL Draft.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included Aaron Rodgers with 2,566 passing yards, J. J. Arrington with 2,018 rushing yards, and Geoff McArthur with 862 receiving yards.[5] Three California players received first-team honors on the 2004 College Football All-America Team: running back J. J. Arrington (AP, FWAA, TSN, SI, ESPN, CBS); offensive lineman Marvin Phillip (SI); and defensive lineman Ryan Riddle (TSN, SI). Quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 9:00 a.m. at Air Force* No. 12 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO ESPN2 W 56–14   50,075
September 11 3:30 p.m. New Mexico State* No. 12 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA KRON W 41–14   58,949
October 2 1:00 p.m. at Oregon State No. 10 Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR FSN W 49–7   36,003
October 9 12:30 p.m. at No. 1 USC No. 7 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC L 17–23   90,008
October 16 4:00 p.m. UCLA No. 8 California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA TBS W 45–28   69,898
October 23 4:00 p.m. at Arizona No. 7 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ W 38–0   52,049
October 30 7:00 p.m. No. 20 Arizona State No. 7 California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA TBS W 27–0   52,652
November 6 12:30 p.m. Oregon No. 4 California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA ABC W 28–27   65,615
November 13 12:30 p.m. at Washington No. 5 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 42–12   63,451
November 20 12:30 p.m. Stanford No. 4 California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA (The Big Game) FSN W 41–6   72,981
December 4 4:30 p.m. at Southern Mississippi* No. 4 M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS ESPN W 26–16   27,480
December 30 5:00 p.m. vs. No. 20 Texas Tech* No. 4 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) ESPN L 31–45   63,711
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

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Game summaries[edit]

Stanford[edit]

1 234Total
Stanford 3 030 6
California 10 01021 41

Roster[edit]

2004 California Golden Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Noah Smith Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 2 Marcus O'Keith Redshirt.svg So
QB 3 Steve Levy Redshirt.svg So
WR 4 David Gray Redshirt.svg So
QB 8 Aaron Rodgers Jr
RB 24 Marshawn Lynch Fr
RB 30 J. J. Arrington Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Worrell Williams Fr
DB 2 Bernard Hicks Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 5 Anthony Binswanger Redshirt.svg Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • George Cortez (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
  • Bob Gregory (Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers)
  • Pete Alamar (Special Teams/Tight Ends)
  • Ken Delgado (Defensive Line)
  • Ron Gould (Running Backs)
  • Eric Kiesau (Wide Receivers)
  • Jim Michalczik (Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line)
  • Justin Wilcox (Linebackers)
  • J. D. Williams (Secondary)
  • Mike McHugh (Director of Football Operations)
  • Bert Watts (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Kevin Daft (Graduate Assistant - Offense)
  • Jim Sterbick (Offensive Assistant)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: January 18, 2017

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2004 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. ^ a b c "Trojans' defense stymies Cal QB at first-and-goal". ESPN. October 9, 2004. Archived from the original on August 17, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ CN&R Staff. "Who to watch in 2005". News Review. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2004 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com