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1971 California Golden Bears football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1971 record6–5 (4–3 Pac-8)
Head coachRay Willsey (8th season)
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
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Template:1971 Pacific-8 football standings The 1971 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) during the 1971 college football season. In their eighth year under head coach Ray Willsey, the Golden Bears compiled a 6–5 record (4–3 against Pac-8 opponents), finished in a tie for third place in the Pac-8, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 262 to 186.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Jay Cruze with 1,284 passing yards, Steve Kemnitzer with 686 rushing yards, and Steve Sweeney with 579 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 11at No. 7 Arkansas*L 20–5154,176[4]
September 18West Virginia*W 20–1023,001[5]
September 25San Jose State*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 34–1019,851[6]
October 2at No. 14 Ohio State*L 3–3586,280[7]
October 9Oregon State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 30–2733,561[8]
October 16at Washington StateW 24–2312,600[9]
October 23at UCLAW 31–2430,741[10]
October 30No. 20 USC
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 0–2854,000[11]
November 6No. 20 Washington
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 7–3036,517[12]
November 13at OregonW 17–1018,500[13]
November 20at No. 18 StanfordL 0–1486,000[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[15]

RosterEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1971 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1971-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. "1971 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1971.html. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. "Arkansas vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027775.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. "California vs West Virginia Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027772.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. "California vs San Jose State Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027765.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. "Ohio State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027777.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. "California vs Oregon State Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027763.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. "Washington State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027782.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  10. "UCLA vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027773.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  11. "California vs USC Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027767.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  12. "California vs Washington Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027771.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  13. "Oregon vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027779.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  14. "Stanford vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027781.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  15. 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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