|1951 California Golden Bears football|
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1951 record||8–2 (5–2 PCC)|
|Head coach||Pappy Waldorf (5th season)|
|Offensive scheme||Single wing|
|Home stadium||California Memorial Stadium|
|1951 PCC football standings|
|#7 Stanford †||6||–||1||–||0||9||–||2||–||0|
|#18 Washington State||4||–||3||–||0||7||–||3||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1951 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley during the 1951 college football season. Under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the team compiled an overall record of 8–2 and 5–2 in conference. Because of the two losses and unlike the previous three seasons, the Bears were not invited to play at the Rose Bowl.
|September 22||Santa Clara*||No. 5||W 34–0||–|
|September 29||at No. 19 Penn*||No. 5||W 35–0||–|
|October 6||Minnesota*||No. 2||W 55–14||69,000|
|October 13||at Washington State||No. 2||W 42–35||17,500|
|October 20||No. 11 USC||No. 1||L 14–21||81,490|
|October 27||Oregon State||No. 9||W 35–14||43,000|
|November 3||at UCLA||No. 9||L 7–21||56,418|
|November 10||Washington||No. 17||W 37–28||46,000|
|November 17||Oregon||No. 16||W 28–26||–|
|November 24||at No. 3 Stanford||No. 19||W 20–7||–|
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