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1959 California Golden Bears football
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
1959 record2–8 (1–3 AAWU)
Head coachPete Elliott (3rd season)
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 AAWU football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Washington § 3 1 0     10 1 0
#14 USC § 3 1 0     8 2 0
UCLA § 3 1 0     5 4 1
California 1 3 0     2 8 0
Stanford 0 4 0     3 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU) during the 1959 college football season. In their third and final year under head coach Pete Elliott, the Golden Bears compiled a 2–8 record (1–6 against AAWU opponents), finished in fourth place in the AAWU, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 223 to 115.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Wayne Crow with 379 passing yards, Walt Arnold with 351 rushing yards, and Gael Barsotti with 111 receiving yards.[3] Two Cal players were selected by the Associated Press (AP) for the 1959 All-Pacific Coast football team: Frank Sally as a first-team tackle and Walt Arnold as a second-team fullback.[4] Wayne Crow later played four years in the American Football League.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 19at Washington State*W 20–624,850[6]
September 26No. 13 Iowa*L 12–4245,000[7]
October 3at No. 10 Texas*L 0–33
October 10Notre Dame*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 6–2868,500[8]
October 17at UCLAL 12–1932,933[9]
October 24Oregon State*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 20–2441,000[10]
October 31No. 6 USC
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 7–1437,000[11]
November 7at No. 15 Oregon*L 18–2020,852[12]
November 14No. 13 Washington
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 0–2038,800[13]
November 21at StanfordW 20–1790,000[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[15]

RosterEdit

1959 California Golden Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Kapp, JoeJoe Kapp Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1959 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1959-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. "1959 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1959.html. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. "The All-Coast Team". The Oregon Statesman, Salem, Oregon: p. 9. November 25, 1958. https://www.newspapers.com/image/80340634/?terms=%22all%2Bpacific%22.
  5. "Wayne Crow". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CrowWa00.htm.
  6. "Washington State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5943090.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. "California vs Iowa Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5943083.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. "California vs Notre Dame Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5943084.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. "UCLA vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5943088.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  10. "California vs Oregon State Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5943085.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  11. "California vs USC Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5943086.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  12. "Oregon vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5943089.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  13. "California vs Washington Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5943087.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  14. "Stanford vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5944192.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  15. 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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