1961 California Golden Bears football
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
1961 record1–8–1 (1–3 AAWU)
Head coachMarv Levy (2nd season)
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →

Template:1961 AAWU football standings The 1961 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 1961 college football season. In its second year under head coach Marv Levy, the team compiled a 1–8–1 record (1–3 against AAWU opponents), finished in last place in the AAWU, and was outscored by its opponents by a combined total of 268 to 118.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Randy Gold with 403 passing yards, Alan Nelson with 331 rushing yards, and Bob Wills with 302 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 23No. 4 Texas*L 3–2841,500[4]
September 30at No. 1 Iowa*L 7–2856,000[5]
October 7at Missouri*T 14–1442,000[6]
October 14Washington
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 21–1435,371[7]
October 21USC
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 14–2838,000[8]
October 28at Penn State*L 16–3330,265[9]
November 4at UCLAL 15–3533,192[10]
November 11Air Force*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 14–1538,000[11]
November 18Kansas*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 7–5330,000[12]
November 25at StanfordL 7–2079,000[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1961 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1961-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. "1961 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1961.html. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. "California vs Texas Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5844039.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. "Iowa vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5844046.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. "Missouri vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5849090.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. "California vs Washington Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5844043.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. "California vs USC Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5844037.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. "Penn State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5844049.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  10. "UCLA vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5844045.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  11. "California vs Air Force Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5844040.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  12. "California vs Kansas Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5844028.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  13. "Stanford vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5844053.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  14. 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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