1950 California Golden Bears football
PCC champion
Rose Bowl, L 6–14 vs. Michigan
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 5
1950 record9–1–1 (5–0–1 PCC)
Head coachPappy Waldorf (4th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
1950 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 California 5 0 1     9 1 1
#11 Washington 6 1 0     8 2 0
UCLA 5 2 0     6 3 0
Stanford 2 2 2     5 3 2
Idaho 1 1 1     3 5 1
Washington State 2 3 2     4 3 2
USC 1 3 2     2 5 2
Oregon State 2 5 0     3 6 0
Oregon 0 7 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950 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 1950 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the team compiled a 9–1–1 record (5–0–1 against PCC opponents), won the PCC championship, lost to Michigan in the 1951 Rose Bowl, was ranked No. 5 in the final AP Poll, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 224 to 90.[1][2]

The star of this season was guard and linebacker Les Richter, who years later became the first Golden Bear to be inducted into the NFL hall of fame.[3]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 23Santa Clara*No. 14W 27–9
September 30at OregonNo. 14W 28–7
October 7No. 20 Penn*No. 9
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 14–7
October 14at USCNo. 7W 13–755,468[4]
October 21at Oregon StateNo. 5W 27–037,000[5]
October 28Saint Mary's*No. 5
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 40–25
November 4at No. 12 WashingtonNo. 6W 14–755,245[6]
November 11No. 19 UCLANo. 6
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA (rivalry)
W 35–081,000
November 18San Francisco*No. 4
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 13–7
November 25StanfordNo. 4
T 7–7
January 1, 1951vs. Michigan*No. 4L 6–1498,939
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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