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1982 California Golden Bears football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1982 record7–4 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coachJoe Kapp (1st season)
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 75,662)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 UCLA 5 1 1     10 1 1
#7 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
#6 Arizona State 5 2 0     10 2 0
#15 USC 5 2 0     8 3 0
Arizona 4 3 1     6 4 1
California 4 4 0     7 4 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Oregon 2 6 0     2 8 1
Oregon State 0 7 1     1 9 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 California Golden Bears football team represented the University of California, Berkeley during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1][2] For the Golden Bears this season is historically known for its last game – the 85th Big Game against Stanford on November 20, 1982. Specifically – The Play. A last-second kickoff return on which Cal was able to score a touchdown to win the game. Because of the context of the rivalry, the timing of the play and the unusual multi-lateral way that it occurred, it is recognized as one of the most memorable plays in college football history and among the most memorable in American sports.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11at Colorado*W 31–1733,835[3]
September 18San Diego State*W 28–035,000[4]
September 25No. 14 Arizona State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 0–1535,673[5]
October 2San Jose State*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 26–737,136[6]
October 9at No. 1 WashingtonL 7–5056,500[7]
October 16Oregon
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 10–731,736[8]
October 23No. 11 UCLA
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA (rivalry)
L 31–4751,600[9]
October 30at Oregon StateW 28–1425,000[10]
November 6at No. 16 USCL 0–4254,670[11]
November 13Washington State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 34–1434,060[12]
November 20Stanford
USAW 25–2075,662[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[14]

RosterEdit

1982 California Golden Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB Garner, DwightDwight Garner
QB 14 Gilbert, GaleGale Gilbert So
TE 86 Lewis, DavidDavid Lewis Jr
T 73 Salem, HarveyHarvey Salem Sr
QB 11 Torchio, JJ Torchio Jr
FB 31 Tuggle, JohnJohn Tuggle Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 90 Camp, ReggieReggie Camp Sr
LB 48 Lucas, TimTim Lucas Sr
S 26 Moen, KevinKevin Moen Sr
LB 80 Rivera, RonRon Rivera Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 7 Ahr, MikeMike Ahr Sr
K 9 Cooper, JoeJoe Cooper Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Not listed: Mariet Ford, Richard Rodgers

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1982 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1982-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. "Colorado vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5787180.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  4. "California vs San Diego State Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5787181.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. "California vs Arizona State Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5787182.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. "California vs San Jose State Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5787183.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. "Washington vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5787184.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. "California vs Oregon Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5787185.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. "California vs UCLA Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5787186.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  10. "Oregon State vs California Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5787187.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  11. "California vs USC Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5787188.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  12. "California vs Washington State Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5787189.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  13. "California vs Stanford Summary of Football Game Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=5787190.0. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  14. 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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