2005 California Golden Bears football team

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2005 California Golden Bears football
University of California, Berkeley athletic logo.svg
Las Vegas Bowl, W 35–28 vs. BYU
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 25
AP No. 25
2005 record 8–4 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coach Jeff Tedford (4th year)
Offensive coordinator George Cortez (4th year)
Defensive coordinator Bob Gregory (4th year)
Home stadium California Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 67,537)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 USC * $   8 0         12 1  
#13 Oregon   7 1         10 2  
#16 UCLA   6 2         10 2  
#25 California   4 4         8 4  
Arizona State   4 4         7 5  
Stanford   4 4         5 6  
Oregon State   3 5         5 6  
Arizona   2 6         3 8  
Washington State   1 7         4 7  
Washington   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – USC later vacated 12 wins (8 in conference) due to NCAA sanctions.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 California Golden Bears football team represented the University of California, Berkeley in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California and were coached by Jeff Tedford.

Despite losing Nate Longshore in the season opener for the remainder of the year, the Bears got off to their best start, at 5–0, since Steve Mariucci coached them in 1996. But the Bears stumbled and four of their next five games. The team ended up in the 2005 Las Vegas Bowl, where they beat BYU, 35–28.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 2:00 PM Sacramento State* No. 19 Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA CSN W 41-3   65,938[1]
September 10 12:30 PM at Washington No. 16 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ABC W 56-17   57,775[1]
September 17 2:00 PM Illinois* No. 15 Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 35-20   57,657[1]
September 23 7:00 PM at New Mexico State* No. 13 Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, NM ESPN W 41-13   11,312[1]
October 1 2:30 PM Arizona No. 12 Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA TBS W 28-0   55,944[1]
October 8 4:30 PM at No. 20 UCLA No. 10 Rose BowlPasadena, CA TBS L 47-40   84,811[1]
October 15 12:30 PM Oregon State No. 18 Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA ABC L 23-20   57,174[1]
October 22 7:15 PM Washington State No. 25 Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA FSN W 42-38   52,569[1]
November 5 12:30 PM at No. 15 Oregon No. 23 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR ABC L 27-20 OT  58,309[1]
November 12 12:30 PM No. 1 USC Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA ABC L 35-10   72,981[1]
November 19 4:00 PM at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA (The Big Game) ABC W 27-3   71,743[1]
December 22 5:00 PM vs. BYU* Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV (Las Vegas Bowl) ESPN W 35-28   40,053[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game notes[edit]

Washington[edit]

#16 California at Washington
1 2 3 4 Total
California 7 21 7 21 56
Washington 7 3 7 0 17

USC[edit]

#1 USC at California
1 2 3 4 Total
USC 7 14 7 7 35
California 3 0 0 7 10

Cal then hosted the #1-ranked USC Trojans, led by head coach Pete Carroll and an offense including Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Matt Leinart and running back Reggie Bush.[2] The Trojans scored first after Ayoob's first of four interceptions in the game, on a LenDale White rush. Ayoob recovered after the interception, and led the Bears to a field goal to cut their deficit to four at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Leinart rushed for a pair of touchdowns to give the Trojans a 21–3 lead at half-time. After a pair of White rushing touchdowns, the Bears scored again on a Chris Manderino rush that ended scoring in the game, with the Trojans winning 35–10. With the win, the Trojans clinched at least a share of the Pac-10 title.[3]

Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
California 6 0 7 14 27
Stanford 0 3 0 0 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "California Game Results" (PDF). University of California-Berkeley Department of Athletics. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Golden Bears know USC can be beaten". ESPN. Retrieved August 20, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Leinart, Trojans get latest win at site of last loss". ESPN. November 12, 2005. Retrieved August 20, 2007.