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1981 California Golden Bears football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1981 record2–9 (2–6 Pac-10)
Head coachRoger Theder (4th season)
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
#16 Arizona State 5 2 0     9 2 0
#14 USC 5 2 0     9 3 0
Washington State 5 2 1     8 3 1
UCLA 5 2 1     7 4 1
Arizona 4 4 0     6 5 0
Stanford 4 4 0     4 7 0
California 2 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon 1 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 0 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. Under head coach Roger Theder, the team compiled an overall record of 2–9 and 2–6 in conference.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 5Texas A&M*L 28–29
September 12at No. 6 Georgia*L 13–2779,400
September 19at ArizonaW 14–1340,096[3]
September 26San Jose State*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 24–27
October 10Washington
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 26–2733,600[4]
October 17at No. 17 Arizona StateL 17–45
October 24at UCLAL 6–3441,637
October 31Oregon State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 45–325,000[5]
November 7No. 3 USC
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 3–2174,000[6]
November 14at No. 17 Washington StateL 0–931,000[7]
November 21at StanfordL 21–4284,536
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1981 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1981-schedule.html. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  2. "California 2015 Football Information Guide". Cal Golden Bears Athletics. p. 166. 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. Arizona Football 2016 Media Guide. University of Arizona. p. 107. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/arizona.sidearmsports.com/documents/2016/8/24/2016_Arizona_FB_Media_Guide.pdf.
  4. 2017 Washington Football Information. University of Washington Athletics. p. 198. http://gohuskies.com/documents/2017/7/24/2017_FB_Guide.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=7597.
  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. '16 Cougar Football. Washington State University Athletics. p. 81. http://www.wsucougars.com/documents/2016/8/25/2016_Football_Media_Guide_Color.pdf.
  8. 2015 Football Information Guide. Cal Athletics. 2015. p. 166. 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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