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1974 California Golden Bears football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1974 record7–3–1 (4–2–1 Pac-8)
Head coachMike White (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorRoger Theder
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 Pacific-8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 6 0 1     10 1 1
Stanford 5 1 1     5 4 2
California 4 2 1     7 3 1
UCLA 4 2 1     6 3 2
Washington 3 4 0     5 6 0
Oregon State 3 4 0     3 8 0
Washington State 1 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon 0 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 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 1974 NCAA Division I football season. In their third year under head coach Mike White, the Golden Bears compiled a 7–3–1 record (4–2–1 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 276 to 213. The Golden Bears did not participate in a bowl game.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Steve Bartkowski with 2,580 passing yards, Chuck Muncie with 791 rushing yards, and Steve Rivera with 938 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 14at Florida*L 17–21
September 21San Jose State*W 17–16
September 28Army*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 27–14
October 5at No. 14 Illinois*W 31–14
October 12Oregon
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 40–1037,268[4]
October 19at Oregon StateW 17–1423,075[5]
October 26UCLANo. 20
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA (rivalry)
L 3–2848,777
November 2at No. 6 USCT 15–1553,921[6]
November 9at WashingtonNo. 18W 52–2654,500[7]
November 16Washington StateNo. 19
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 37–3326,573[8]
November 23StanfordNo. 19
L 20–2271,866
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[9]

Team players in the NFLEdit

The following players were claimed in the 1975 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Steve Bartkowski Quarterback 1 1 Atlanta Falcons
Dallas Hickman Defensive End 9 228 Washington Redskins
Howard Strickland Running Back 11 281 Los Angeles Rams
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ReferencesEdit

  1. "1974 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1974-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. "1974 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1974.html. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. Oregon Football 2015 Media Guide. University of Oregon Athletics. p. 134. https://uoregon_ftp.sidearmsports.com/www.goducks.com/pdf9/3873607.pdf.
  5. "Year-By-Year Results". 2017 Oregon State Football Media Guide Football. Oregon State Athletics. p. 170. http://osubeavers.com/documents/2017/8/1//Section_9_Year_by_Year_Results.pdf?id=7591.
  6. USC Football 2017 Media Guide. University of Southern California Athletics. p. 70. http://usctrojans.com/documents/2017/7/25/2017_USC_Football_Media_Guide.pdf.
  7. 2017 Washington Football Information. University of Washington Athletics. p. 197. http://gohuskies.com/documents/2017/7/24/2017_FB_Guide.pdf.
  8. '16 Cougar Football. Washington State University Athletics. p. 81. http://www.wsucougars.com/documents/2016/8/25/2016_Football_Media_Guide_Color.pdf.
  9. 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.
  10. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1975.htm


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