|1978 California Golden Bears football|
|1978 record||6–5 (3–4 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Roger Theder (1st season)|
|Home stadium||California Memorial Stadium|
|1978 Pacific-10 football standings|
|#2 USC †||6||–||1||–||0||12||–||1||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1978 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. Under head coach Roger Theder, the team compiled an overall record of 6–5 and 3–4 in conference.
|September 9||at No. 10 Nebraska*||L 26–36||–|
|September 16||at Georgia Tech*||W 34–22||26,577|
|September 23||Pacific*||W 24–6||–|
|September 30||at West Virginia*||W 28–21||–|
|October 7||Oregon||W 21–18||40,350|
|October 14||at Arizona||W 33–20||54,121|
|October 21||No. 10 UCLA||L 0–45||62,500|
|October 28||at No. 6 USC||L 17–42||56,954|
|November 4||at Arizona State||L 21–35||–|
|November 11||Washington State||W 22–14||28,750|
|November 18||Stanford||L 10–30||77,880|
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- 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.
- '16 Cougar Football. Washington State University Athletics. p. 81. http://www.wsucougars.com/documents/2016/8/25/2016_Football_Media_Guide_Color.pdf.
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