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1947 California Golden Bears football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 15
1947 record9–1 (5–1 PCC)
Head coachPappy Waldorf (1st season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC 6 0 0     7 2 1
#15 California 5 1 0     9 1 0
Oregon 5 1 0     7 3 0
UCLA 4 2 0     5 4 0
Montana 2 1 0     7 4 0
Oregon State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Washington 2 5 0     3 6 0
Washington State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Idaho 1 4 0     4 4 0
Stanford 0 7 0     0 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley during the 1947 college football season. Under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the team compiled an overall record of 9–1 and 5–1 in conference.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20Santa Clara*W 33–740,000[3]
September 27Navy*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 14–780,000[4]
October 4Saint Mary's*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 45–678,000[5]
October 11at Wisconsin*No. 8W 48–745,000[6]
October 18Washington StateNo. 4
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 21–636,000[7]
October 25No. 10 USCNo. 4
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 14–3981,659[8]
November 1at No. 19 UCLANo. 14W 6–080,266[9]
November 8WashingtonNo. 12
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 13–750,000[10]
November 15MontanaNo. 10
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 60–1425,000[11]
November 22at StanfordNo. 9W 21–1882,000[12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  2. "California 2015 Football Information Guide". Cal Golden Bears Athletics. p. 163. Archived from the original on October 26, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20161026170757/https://admin.xosn.com/attachments1/423534.pdf. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  3. Prescott Sullivan (September 21, 1947). "Bears Ragged But Right In 5 Touchdown Spree". The San Francisco Examiner: pp. 24, 26. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28108982/bears_ragged_but_right_in_5_touchdown/.
  4. Emmons Byrne (September 28, 1947). "80,000 Witness Bears' 14 to 7 Upset of Navy". Oakland Tribune: pp. 1, 20. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28463442/80000_witness_bears_14_to_7_upset_of/.
  5. Prescott Sullivan (October 5, 1947). "Cal Landslide Crushes Gaels, 45-6: Graves Paces Bear Rampage; Fists Fly". San Francisco Examiner: pp. 23-24. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23294481/cal_landslide_crushes_gaels_456/.
  6. Emmons Byrne (October 12, 1947). "Bears Crush Wisconsin, 48 to 7". Oakland Tribune: pp. 24A, 26A. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28438930/bears_crush_wisconsin_48_to_7/.
  7. '16 Cougar Football. Washington State University Athletics. p. 81. http://www.wsucougars.com/documents/2016/8/25/2016_Football_Media_Guide_Color.pdf.
  8. Emmons Byrne (October 26, 1947). "Trojans Burst UC Rose Bowl Bubble: Bears Laced 39-14 While 80,000 Watch". Oakland Tribune: p. 24. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28461234/trojans_burst_uc_rose_bowl_bubble/.
  9. Al Wolf (November 2, 1947). "Bears Bump Bruins, 6-0". Los Angeles Times: pp. 10, 12. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28459975/bears_bump_bruins_60/.
  10. Emmons Byrne (November 9, 1947). "Listless Bears Take Huskies, 13-7: 45,000 See Cripple Cal Grab Another". Oakland Tribune: p. 24. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28459092/listless_bears_take_huskies_137/.
  11. Emmons Byrne (November 16, 1947). "Bears Score Point-a-Minute Victory: U.C. Flattens Montana by 60-14 Tally". Oakland Tribune: p. 24, 26. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28462645/bears_score_pointaminute_victory/.
  12. "65 Yd. Run Saves Cal; 3 Point Win; Bears Defeat Indians 21-18". Oakland Tribune: pp. 1. November 23, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28462476/65_yd_run_saves_cal_3_point_win/.
  13. 2015 Football Information Guide. Cal Athletics. 2015. p. 163. Archived from the original on 2016-10-26. https://web.archive.org/web/20161026170757/https://admin.xosn.com/attachments1/423534.pdf.
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