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1973 California Golden Bears football
ConferencePacific-8
1973 record4–7 (2–5 Pac-8)
Head coachMike White (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorRoger Theder
CaptainKevin O'Dorisio
CaptainFred Weber
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Pacific-8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC 7 0 0     9 2 1
#12 UCLA 6 1 0     9 2 0
Stanford 5 2 0     7 4 0
Washington State 4 3 0     5 6 0
California 2 5 0     4 7 0
Oregon 2 5 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 2 5 0     2 9 0
Washington 0 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 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 1973 NCAA Division I football season. In their second year under head coach Mike White, the Golden Bears compiled a 4–7 record (2–5 against Pac-8 opponents), finished in a tie for fifth place in the Pac-8, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 380 to 245.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Vince Ferragamo with 1,014 passing yards (Steve Bartkowski added 910 passing yards), Chuck Muncie with 801 rushing yards, and Wesley Walker with 361 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 15at No. 6 Alabama*L 0–6671,119[4]
September 22Illinois*L 7–2722,000[5]
September 29at Army*W 51–640,982[6]
October 6Washington
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 54–4928,000[7]
October 13at OregonL 10–4128,700[8]
October 20Oregon State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 24–1424,123[9]
October 27at No. 13 UCLAL 21–6135,492[10]
November 3No. 9 USC
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 14–5048,000[11]
November 10San Jose State*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 19–912,000[12]
November 17at Washington StateL 28–3113,082[13]
November 24at StanfordL 17–2667,000[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[15]

Game summariesEdit

WashingtonEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Washington 7 7 7 28 49
California 14 23 7 10 54

Cal gained 625 yards of total offense, the second best in school history. Steve Bartkowski came off the bench when Vince Ferragamo was shaken up with the Golden Bears ahead 21-7.[16]

Oregon StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Oregon St 0 7 7 0 14
• California 9 7 0 8 24

[17]

RosterEdit

1973 California Golden Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T Albrecht, TedTed Albrecht Fr
QB 10 Bartkowski, SteveSteve Bartkowski Jr
QB 15 Ferragamo, VinceVince Ferragamo So
RB Muncie, ChuckChuck Muncie So
WR Rivera, SteveSteve Rivera So
RB Strickland, HowardHoward Strickland
WR Walker, WesleyWesley Walker Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB Edwards, HermanHerman Edwards So
DE 95 Sevy, JeffJeff Sevy Jr
DT 90 Swenson, BobBob Swenson Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK VanderMeer, RonRon VanderMeer
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1973 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1973-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. "1973 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1973.html. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. "Alabama vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6029728.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. "California vs Illinois Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6029718.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. "Army vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6029726.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. "California vs Washington Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6029722.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. "Oregon vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6029724.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. "California vs Oregon State Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6029719.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  10. "UCLA vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6029723.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  11. "California vs USC Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6029721.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  12. "California vs San Jose State Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6029720.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  13. "Washington State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6029727.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  14. "Stanford vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6029725.0. 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.
  16. "California 59, Washington 49." Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Oct 7.
  17. Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Oct 21.
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