2016 California Golden Bears football team

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2016 California Golden Bears football
California Golden Bears logo.svg
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Division North Division
2016 record 5–7 (3–6 Pac-12)
Head coach Sonny Dykes (4th season)
Offensive coordinator Jake Spavital (1st season)
Offensive scheme Air raid
Defensive coordinator Art Kaufman (3rd season)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium California Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 62,467)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 4 Washington x$^   8 1         12 2  
Washington State   7 2         8 5  
No. 12 Stanford   6 3         10 3  
California   3 6         5 7  
Oregon State   3 6         4 8  
Oregon   2 7         4 8  
South Division
No. 17 Colorado x   8 1         10 4  
No. 3 USC   7 2         10 3  
No. 23 Utah   5 4         9 4  
Arizona State   2 7         5 7  
UCLA   2 7         4 8  
Arizona   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Washington 41, Colorado 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 California Golden Bears football team represented the University of California, Berkeley in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bears were led by fourth-year head coach Sonny Dykes and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. They were members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 5–7, 3–6 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the North Division.

On January 8, 2017, head coach Sonny Dykes was fired.[1] He finished at Cal with a four-year record of 19–30.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Cal Years Alma mater
Sonny Dykes Head Coach / Outside Wide Receivers Coach 4th Texas Tech (1993)
Art Kaufman Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach 3rd Arkansas–Monticello (1980)
Jake Spavital Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 1st Missouri State (2008)
Greg Burns Safeties Coach 3rd Washington State (1995)
Garret Chachere Associate Head Coach / Running Backs Coach 4th Tulane (1992)
Brandon Jones Run Game Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach 2nd Texas Tech (2006)
John Lovett Cornerbacks Coach 2nd C.W. Post (1973)
Jacob Peeler Inside Wide Receivers Coach 4th Louisiana Tech (2006)
Fred Tate Defensive Line Coach 3rd Southern Miss (1997)
Mark Tommerdahl Assistant Head Coach / Special Team Coordinator 4th Concordia College (MN) (1983)
Damon Harrington Head Strength & Conditioning Coach 4th Louisiana Tech (2000)

Roster[edit]

2016 California Golden Bears Football

Quarterback

  •  3 Ross Bowers - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 190)
  •  7 Davis Webb - Senior (6'5, 230)
  • 10 Victor Viramontes - Freshman (6'1, 240)
  • 14 Chase Forrest - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 205)
  • 18 Max Gilliam - Freshman (6'2, 205)

Running Back

  •  5 Tre Watson - Junior (5'10, 195)
  • 22 Derrick Clark - Freshman (5'11, 210)
  • 23 Vic Enwere - Junior (6'1, 240)
  • 28 Patrick Laird - Redshirt Sophomore (6'0, 205)
  • 29 Khalfani Muhammad - Senior (5'9, 175)
  • 30 Billy McCrary III - Redshirt Freshman (5'10, 190)
  • 34 Fabiano Hale - Redshirt Junior (5'11, 210)

Wide Receiver

  •  1 Melquise Stovall - Freshman (5'9, 190)
  •  2 Jordan Duncan - Freshman (6'2, 210)
  •  4 Zion Echols - Freshman (5'10, 175)
  •  6 Chad Hansen - Redshirt Junior (6'2, 205)
  •  8 Demetris Robertson - Freshman (6'0, 175)
  •  9 Kanawai Noa - Sophomore (6'0, 185)
  • 11 Raymond Hudson - Redshirt Junior (6'3, 230)
  • 13 Grayson Bankhead - Freshman (5'11, 160)
  • 15 Jordan Veasy - Redshirt Junior (6'3, 225)
  • 17 Vic Wharton III - Redshirt Sophomore (6'0, 200)
  • 19 Brandon Singleton - Redshirt Freshman (6'0, 175)
  • 21 Jack Austin - Redshirt Junior (6'3, 215)
  • 24 Matt Rockett - Junior (5'9, 190)
  • 26 Bug Rivera - Redshirt Senior (5'8, 175)
  • 30 Chas Peterson - Redshirt Junior (6'0, 190)
  • 80 Jake Ashton - Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 220)
  • 81 Logan Gamble - Freshman (6'6, 190)
  • 82 Drew Kobayashi - Freshman (6'3, 200)
  • 84 Justin Dunn - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 210)
  • 86 Eric Locklin - Sophomore (6'2, 195)
  • 88 Patrick Worstell - Redshirt Senior (6'2, 195)
  • 89 Matt Laris - Freshman (6'4, 220)

Tight End / Fullback

  • 40 Justin Norbeck - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 235)
  • 45 Kennedy Emesibe - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 255)
  • 47 Frank Kapp - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 225)
  • 85 J.D. Hinnant - Redshirt Junior (6'4, 295)
  • 87 Kyle Wells - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 240)
  • 99 Malik McMorris - Sophomore (5'11, 310)
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 54 Gentle Williams - Freshman (6'4, 280)
  • 55 Dominic Granado - Redshirt Senior (6'4, 305)
  • 57 Addison Ooms - Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 295)
  • 58 Semisi Uluave - Sophomore (6'5, 345)
  • 62 Dwayne Wallace - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 330)
  • 64 Steven Moore - Redshirt Senior (6'6, 310)
  • 65 Tanner Prenovost - Freshman (6'1, 265)
  • 66 Chris Borrayo - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 325)
  • 70 Benji Palu - Redshirt Junior (6'0, 315)
  • 71 Jake Curhan - Freshman (6'6, 335)
  • 72 Kamryn Bennett - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 295)
  • 73 Jeremiah Stuckey - Redshirt Senior (6'6, 300)
  • 74 Ryan Gibson - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 285)
  • 75 Aaron Cochran - Redshirt Junior (6'8, 350)
  • 76 Henry Bazakas - Redshirt Freshman (6'6, 295)
  • 79 Patrick Mekari - Sophomore (6'4, 295)
  • Daniel Juarez - Freshman (6'5, 287)

Defensive Tackle

  •  9 James Looney - Redshirt Junior (6'3, 280)
  • 50 Hunter Abel - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 265)
  • 90 Rusty Becker - Junior (6'4, 275)
  • 92 Marcus Manley - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 310)
  • 93 Luc Bequette - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 290)
  • 96 Tevin Paul - Freshman (6'3, 265)
  • 97 Tony Mekari - Redshirt Junior (6'1, 280)
  • 99 Chris Yaghi - Freshman (6'4, 269)

Defensive End

  • 13 Russell Ude - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 265)
  • 33 Noah Westerfield - Junior (6'3, 250)
  • 44 Zeandae Johnson - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 275)
  • 51 Cameron Saffle - Sophomore (6'3, 245)
  • 89 Evan Weaver - Freshman (6'3, 245)
  • 91 Chinedu Udeogu - Freshman (6'5, 255)
  • 94 Trevor Howard - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 245)
  • 95 DeVante Wilson - Redshirt Senior (6'5, 260)

Long Snapper

  • 45 Grant Gluhaich - Redshirt Freshman (5'10, 195)
  • 46 Garrett Frum - Redshirt Junior (6'2, 230)
  • 48 Bradley E. Northnagel - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 245)

Punter

  • 42 Dylan Klumph - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 230)
 

Linebacker

  •  1 Devante Downs - Junior (6'3, 250)
  •  4 Derron Brown - Junior (6'1, 205)
  • 11 Hamilton Anoa'i - Junior (6'2, 250)
  • 19 Cameron Goode - Freshman (6'4, 200)
  • 31 Raymond Davison - Redshirt Junior (6'2, 225)
  • 37 Kaodi Dike - Redshirt Junior (6'2, 210)
  • 38 Alex Netherda - Redshirt Freshman (6'0, 210)
  • 40 David Ortega Jr. - Redshirt Sophomore (5'10, 215)
  • 46 Drew Bryant - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 225)
  • 55 Aisea Tongilava - Redshirt Sophomore (6'0, 225)
  • 56 Joe Castignani - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 225)
  • 59 Jordan Kunaszyk - Junior (6'3, 235)

Cornerback

  •  2 Darius Allensworth - Redshirt Junior (6'0, 190)
  •  8 Nygel Edmonds - Freshman (6'0, 195)
  • 14 Antoine Albert - Redshirt Senior (6'1, 190)
  • 14 A.J. Greathouse - Junior (6'0, 195)
  • 16 Chibuzo Nwokocha - Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 205)
  • 18 Marloshawn Franklin Jr. - Junior (6'0, 180)
  • 20 Joshua Drayden - Freshman (5'11, 175)
  • 24 Camryn Bynum - Freshman (6'1, 180)
  • 27 Ashtyn Davis - Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 185)
  • 39 Ricky Walker III - Freshman (5'11, 190)

Nickelback

  •  3 Cameron Walker - Senior (5'10, 180)
  •  5 Trey Turner - Sophomore (6'0, 195)
  • 22 Traveon Beck - Freshman (5'10, 165)
  • 28 Quentin Tartabull - Redshirt Sophomore (5'11, 190)
  • 34 De'Zhon Grace - Redshirt Junior (5'10, 175)

Safety

  •  6 Jaylinn Hawkins - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 200)
  •  7 Khari Vanderbilt - Redshirt Senior (6'1, 195)
  • 17 Luke Rubenzer - Junior (6'0, 195)
  • 21 Evan Rambo - Sophomore (6'3, 205)
  • 23 Malik Psalms - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 185)
  • 32 Jacob Anderson - Redshirt Junior (6'0, 190)
  • 42 David Garner - Redshirt Junior (5'9, 195)

Placekicker

  •  9 Matt Anderson - Redshirt Junior (6'0, 190)
  • 19 Noah Beito - Redshirt Senior (6'0, 190) (+P)
  • 39 Franklyn Cervenka - Redshirt Senior (5'10, 165)
  • 41 Gabe Siemieniec - Freshman (6'1, 190)
  • 49 Matt Abramo - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 185)

Source and player details: California Golden Bears Football 2016 Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 26 7:00 PM[s 1] vs. Hawaii* ANZ StadiumSydney, Australia (Sydney Cup) ESPN W 51–31   61,247
September 10 7:30 PM at San Diego State* Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA CBSSN L 40–45   42,473
September 17 7:30 PM No. 11 Texas* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA ESPN W 50–43   50,448
September 24 7:00 PM at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ ESPN2 L 41–51   49,295
October 1 3:00 PM No. 18 Utah California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA P12N W 28–23   46,618
October 8 6:00 PM at Oregon State Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR P12N L 44–47 OT  34,066
October 21 7:30 PM Oregon California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA ESPN W 52–49 2OT  43,048
October 27 7:30 PM at USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ESPN L 24–45   61,725
November 5 7:30 PM No. 4 Washington California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA ESPN L 27–66   47,756
November 12 7:30 PM at No. 23 Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA ESPN L 21–56   30,135
November 19 2:30 PM No. 24 Stanford California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA (119th Big Game/Stanford Axe) P12N L 31–45   52,266
November 26 4:00 PM UCLA California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 36–10   39,633
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.
Source: 2016 California Golden Bears Football Schedule[2]
Notes
  1. ^ Game date and time are listed in Pacific Time. Sydney is on Australian Eastern Time, which at game time was 17 hours ahead of Pacific Time.

Game summaries[edit]

vs. Hawaii[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 14 0 10 7 31
Golden Bears 17 17 7 10 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 1994 HAW, 21–7

Calling the game for ESPN: Allen Bestwick, Mike Bellotti and Warren Smith.

at San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 14 7 10 9 40
Aztecs 14 17 7 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–3 2015 CAL, 35–7

Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Longhorns 17 16 0 10 43
Golden Bears 14 21 0 15 50
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–5 2015 CAL, 45–44

at Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 7 17 3 14 41
Sun Devils 3 7 10 31 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–16 2015 CAL, 48–46

Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Utes 0 10 7 6 23
Golden Bears 14 0 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–5 2015 UTAH, 30–24

at Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Golden Bears 0 10 7 243 44
Beavers 10 7 17 76 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
36–32 2015 CAL, 54–24

Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Ducks 0 14 14 1470 49
Golden Bears 14 17 3 873 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–36–2 2015 ORE, 44–28

at USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 0 10 7 7 24
Trojans 14 14 14 3 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
29–69–5 2015 USC, 27–21

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Huskies 21 14 21 10 66
Golden Bears 13 7 0 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
39–52–4 2015 CAL, 30–24

at Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 0 7 7 7 21
Cougars 14 14 7 21 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
46–26–5 2015 CAL, 34–28

Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 7 10 14 14 45
Golden Bears 7 7 10 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
43–56–10 2015 STAN, 35–22

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0 0 10 0 10
Golden Bears 3 9 14 10 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–53–1 2015 UCLA, 40–24

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