|1988 California Golden Bears football|
|1988 record||5–5–1 (1–5–1 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Bruce Snyder (2nd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Kent Baer (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||California Memorial Stadium|
|1988 Pacific-10 football standings|
|#7 USC †||8||–||0||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|#16 Washington State||5||–||3||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1988 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 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second year under head coach Bruce Snyder, the Golden Bears compiled a 5–5–1 record (1–5–1 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in last place in the Pac-10, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 244 to 243.
The team's statistical leaders included Troy Taylor with 2,416 passing yards, Chris Richards with 729 rushing yards, and Darryl Ingram with 513 receiving yards.
|September 10||Pacific*||W 30–7||–|
|September 17||at Oregon State||L 16–17||25,266|
|September 24||Kansas*||W 52–21||34,000|
|October 1||San Jose State*||W 21–14||–|
|October 8||at Washington State||L 13–44||27,077|
|October 15||No. 2 UCLA||L 21–38||58,000|
|October 22||Temple*||W 31–14||–|
|October 29||at Arizona||W 10–7||47,182|
|November 5||at No. 2 USC||L 3–35||73,937|
|November 12||at Washington||L 27–28||58,823|
|November 19||Stanford||T 19–19||75,662|
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