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1972 California Golden Bears football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1972 record3–8 (3–4 Pac-8)
Head coachMike White (1st season)
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Pacific-8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 USC 7 0 0     12 0 0
#15 UCLA 5 2 0     8 3 0
#19 Washington State 4 3 0     7 4 0
Washington 4 3 0     8 3 0
California 3 4 0     3 8 0
Oregon 2 5 0     5 6 0
Stanford 2 5 0     6 5 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 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 1972 college football season. In their first year under head coach Mike White, the Golden Bears compiled a 3–8 record (3–4 against Pac-8 opponents), finished in fifth place in the Pac-8, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 314 to 228.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Steve Bartkowski with 944 passing yards, Steve Kemnitzer with 434 rushing yards, and Steve Sweeney with 785 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 9at No. 2 Colorado*L 10–2050,751[4]
September 16Washington StateW 37–2330,794[5]
September 23San Jose State*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 10–1728,691[6]
September 30at Missouri*L 27–3441,000[7]
October 7No. 3 Ohio State*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 18–3545,000[8]
October 14at No. 1 USCL 14–4256,488[9]
October 21No. 11 UCLA
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA (rivalry)
L 13–4930,563[10]
October 28at WashingtonL 21–3556,300[11]
November 4Oregon
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 31–1223,565[12]
November 11at Oregon StateL 23–2616,624[13]
November 18Stanford
W 24–2168,000[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[15]

RosterEdit

1972 California Golden Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 10 Bartkowski, SteveSteve Bartkowski So
QB 15 Ferragamo, VinceVince Ferragamo Fr
WR Sweeney, SteveSteve Sweeney Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 69 Kampa, BobBob Kampa Sr
DE 95 Sevy, JeffJeff Sevy So
DT 90 Swenson, BobBob Swenson So
LB 18 Toews, LorenLoren Toews Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 5 Wersching, RayRay Wersching Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1972 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1972-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. "1972 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1972.html. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. "Colorado vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027774.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. '16 Cougar Football. Washington State University Athletics. p. 81. http://www.wsucougars.com/documents/2016/8/25/2016_Football_Media_Guide_Color.pdf.
  6. "California vs San Jose State Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027766.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. "Missouri vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027776.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. "California vs Ohio State Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027762.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. "USC vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027780.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  10. "California vs UCLA Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027761.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  11. "Washington vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027783.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  12. "California vs Oregon Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027764.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  13. "Oregon State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027778.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  14. "California vs Stanford Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6027769.0. 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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