|1921 California Golden Bears football|
National champion (Billingsley MOV, CFRA, Sagarin)
Co-national champion (Boand)
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1921 record||9–0–1 (4–0 PCC)|
|Head coach||Andy Smith (6th season)|
|1921 PCC football standings|
|† – Conference champion |
The 1921 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley in the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) during the 1921 college football season. In their sixth year under head coach Andy Smith, the team compiled a 9–0–1 record (4–0 against PCC opponents), won the PCC championship, played Washington & Jefferson to a scoreless tie in the 1922 Rose Bowl, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 312 to 33.
At season’s end, the Golden Bears played against Washington & Jefferson Presidents in the rain-soaked 1922 Rose Bowl, which ended in a 0–0 tie. The team was selected retroactively as the 1921 national champion by the Billingsley Report (using its alternative "margin of victory" methodology), College Football Researchers Association, and Jeff Sagarin, and as a co-national champion under the Boand.
Results courtesy University of California Athletics, unless otherwise indicated.
|September 24||Saint Mary's (CA)*||W 21–0|
|October 1||Olympic A.C.*||W 14–0|
|October 8||Nevada*||W 51–6|
|October 15||Pacific Fleet*||W 21–10|
|October 22||Oregon||W 39–0|
|October 29||vs. Washington State||Portland, OR||W 14–0|
|November 5||USC*||W 38–7|
|November 12||Washington||W 72–3|
|November 19||at Stanford||W 42–7|
|January 1, 1922||vs. Washington & Jefferson*||T 0–0|
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