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1951 California Golden Bears football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 12
1951 record8–2 (5–2 PCC)
Head coachPappy Waldorf (5th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Stanford 6 1 0     9 2 0
#17 UCLA 4 1 1     5 3 1
#12 California 5 2 0     8 2 0
USC 4 2 0     7 3 0
#18 Washington State 4 3 0     7 3 0
Oregon State 3 5 0     4 6 0
Washington 1 5 1     3 6 1
Oregon 1 6 0     2 8 0
Idaho 0 3 0     2 7 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.[1][2] Because of the two losses and unlike the previous three seasons, the Bears were not invited to play at the Rose Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 22Santa Clara*No. 5W 34–0
September 29at No. 19 Penn*No. 5W 35–0
October 6Minnesota*No. 2
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 55–1469,000[3]
October 13at Washington StateNo. 2W 42–3517,500[4]
October 20No. 11 USCNo. 1
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 14–2181,490[5]
October 27Oregon StateNo. 9
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 35–1443,000[6]
November 3at UCLANo. 9L 7–2156,418
November 10WashingtonNo. 17
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 37–2846,000[7]
November 17OregonNo. 16
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 28–26
November 24at No. 3 StanfordNo. 19W 20–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1951 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1951-schedule.html. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  2. "California 2015 Football Information Guide". Cal Golden Bears Athletics. p. 164. 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. 2016 Minnesota Football. University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics. p. 217. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/minn/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2016-17/misc_non_event/2016_Media_Guide.pdf.
  4. '16 Cougar Football. Washington State University Athletics. p. 81. http://www.wsucougars.com/documents/2016/8/25/2016_Football_Media_Guide_Color.pdf.
  5. USC Football 2017 Media Guide. University of Southern California Athletics. p. 70. http://usctrojans.com/documents/2017/7/25/2017_USC_Football_Media_Guide.pdf.
  6. "Year-By-Year Results". 2017 Oregon State Football Media Guide Football. Oregon State Athletics. p. 166. http://osubeavers.com/documents/2017/8/1//Section_9_Year_by_Year_Results.pdf?id=7588.
  7. 2017 Washington Football Information. University of Washington Athletics. p. 191. http://gohuskies.com/documents/2017/7/24/2017_FB_Guide.pdf.
  8. 2015 Football Information Guide. Cal Athletics. 2015. p. 164. 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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