|1987 California Golden Bears football|
|1987 record||3–6–2 (2–3–2 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Bruce Snyder (1st season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Kent Baer (1st season)|
|Home stadium||California Memorial Stadium|
|1987 Pacific-10 football standings|
|#18 USC §||7||–||1||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
|#9 UCLA §||7||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|#20 Arizona State||3||–||3||–||1||7||–||4||–||1|
|§ – Conference co-champions |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1987 California Golden Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Berkeley in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first year under head coach Bruce Snyder, the Golden Bears compiled a 3–6–2 record (2–3–2 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in eighth place in the Pac-10, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 267 to 239.
The team's statistical leaders included Troy Taylor with 2,081 passing yards, Chris Richards with 668 rushing yards, and Brian Bedford with 515 receiving yards.
|September 5||Pacific*||W 42–0||–|
|September 12||San Jose State*||L 25–27||–|
|September 19||at Minnesota*||L 23–32||47,332|
|September 26||USC||L 14–31||62,000|
|October 3||at No. 10 Tennessee*||L 12–38||–|
|October 10||Arizona||T 23–23||35,000|
|October 24||at No. 8 UCLA||L 18–42||51,107|
|October 31||at Oregon||W 20–6||37,255|
|November 14||Arizona State||W 38–20||–|
|November 21||at Stanford||L 7–31||–|
|November 28||vs. Washington State||T 17–17||54,000|
|1987 California Golden Bears football team roster|
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