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1966 California Golden Bears football
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
1966 record3–7 (2–3 AAWU)
Head coachRay Willsey (3rd season)
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 AAWU football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC 4 1 0     7 4 0
#5 UCLA 3 1 0     9 1 0
Oregon State 3 1 0     7 3 0
Washington 4 3 0     6 4 0
California 2 3 0     3 7 0
Oregon 1 3 0     3 7 0
Washington State 1 3 0     3 7 0
Stanford 1 4 0     5 5 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 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 1966 college football season. In their third year under head coach Ray Willsey, the Golden Bears compiled a 3–7 record (2–3 against AAWU opponents), finished in fifth place in the AAWU, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 197 to 131.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Barry Bronk with 965 passing yards, Rick Bennett with 319 rushing yards, and Jerry Bradley with 473 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 17at Washington StateW 21–623,300[4]
September 24No. 9 Michigan*L 7–1741,302[5]
October 1Pittsburgh*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 30–1542,701[6]
October 8San Jose State*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 0–2434,525[7]
October 15at WashingtonW 24–2054,300[8]
October 22No. 3 UCLA
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA (rivalry)
L 15–2855,241[9]
October 29at Penn State*L 15–3337,000[10]
November 5at No. 9 USCL 9–3547,199[11]
November 12Army*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 3–631,273[12]
November 19Stanford
L 7–1358,000[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1966 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1966-schedule.html. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  2. "California 2015 Football Information Guide". Cal Golden Bears Athletics. p. 165. 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. "1966 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1966.html. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. "Washington State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6016313.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. "California vs Michigan Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6016306.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. "California vs Pittsburgh Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6016307.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. "California vs San Jose State Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6016308.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. "Washington vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6016314.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. "California vs UCLA Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6016305.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  10. "Penn State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6016311.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  11. "USC vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6016312.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  12. "California vs Army Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6016310.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  13. "California vs Stanford Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6016309.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  14. 2015 Football Information Guide. Cal Athletics. 2015. p. 165. 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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