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1899 California Golden Bears football
1899 record7–1–1
Head coachGarrett Cochran (2nd season)
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Template:1899 college football records The 1899 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley during the 1899 college football season. The team competed as an independent under head coach Garrett Cochran and compiled a record of 7–1–1.[1]

For just the second time in history, an eastern team traveled to the Pacific coast. Carlisle defeated the University of California by a score of 2–0.[2][3] The news reported the contest as the first matchup of East and West, but was pre-dated by the 1894 Chicago vs. Stanford football game. Like the Chicago vs. Stanford game before it, the Carlisle vs. California game foreshadows the first bowl game, the 1902 Rose Bowl.


September 30Olympic ClubBerkeley, CAW 6–0
October 14vs. Olympic Club
T 0–0
October 21League of the CrossBerkeley, CAW 11–0
November 11vs. Olympic Club
  • Richmond Field
  • San Francisco, CA
W 15–0
November 15[[{{{school}}}|Nevada State]]Berkeley, CAW 24–0
November 18OregonBerkeley, CAW 12–0
November 22State Normal SchoolBerkeley, CAW 44–0
November 30vs. Stanford
  • Richmond Field
  • San Francisco, CA (Big Game)
W 30–014,600
December 25vs. Carlisle
  • Richmond Field
  • San Francisco, CA
L 0–2



  1. "2015 Media Guide". Cal Golden Bears Athletics. p. 160. Archived from the original on October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
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  4. 2015 Football Information Guide. Cal Athletics. 2015. p. 1962. Archived from the original on October 26, 2016.
  5. Sheehan, Jack; Honig, Louis (1900). The Games of California and Stanford. San Francisco: Commercial Publishing Company. p. 39.
  6. Migdol, Gary (1997). Stanford: Home of Champions. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 1-57167-116-1. Retrieved February 22, 2018.