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1996 California Golden Bears football
Aloha Bowl Vs. Navy, L, 42–38
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1996 record6–6 (3–5 Pac-10)
Head coachSteve Mariucci (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorHue Jackson (1st season)
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →

Template:1996 Pacific-10 football standings The 1996 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 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first and only year under head coach Steve Mariucci, the Golden Bears compiled a 6–6 record (3–5 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in a tie for fifth place in the Pac-10, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined score of 407 to 382.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Pat Barnes with 3,499 passing yards, Brandon Willis with 701 rushing yards, and Bobby Shaw with 888 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 7at San Jose State*W 45–2522,647
September 14San Diego State*W 42–3737,000[4]
September 21Nevada*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 33–1538,000[5]
September 28Oregon State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 48–4234,000[6]
October 5at No. 17 USCW 22–1551,511[7]
October 19at Washington StateNo. 19L 18–2127,182[8]
October 26UCLA
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA (rivalry)
L 29–3854,000
November 2Arizona
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 56–5535,000[9]
November 9at No. 4 Arizona StateL 7–3574,963[5]
November 16at OregonL 23–4037,833[10]
November 23Stanford
L 21–4270,500
December 25vs. Navy*ABCL 38–4230,411
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[11]

RosterEdit

1996 California Golden Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense 4 Na'il Benjamin WR 5-11 185 SR 79 Kursten Sheridan OT 6-6 290 JR 80 Brian Stumpf WR 6-3 180 FR 81 Dameane Douglas WR 6-0 170 SR 82 Ryan Horning TE 6-4 195 FR 83 Mike Baetta WR 6-0 170 SR 84 Joel Young WR 6-2 175 FR 85 Eric Brandon TE 6-5 235 SO 87 Brian Surgener TE 6-4 215 FR 88 Phillip Pipersburg WR 5-10 170 FR
Pos. # Name Class
WR 3 Shaw, BobbyBobby Shaw Jr
QB 18 Barnes, PatPat Barnes Sr
TE 44 Gonzalez, TonyTony Gonzalez Jr
FB 45 Malili, BrentBrent Malili Sr
C 62 Newberry, JeremyJeremy Newberry So
G 64 Welbourn, JohnJohn Welbourn So
T 65 Shields, BrianBrian Shields Jr
T 66 Stewart, ToddTodd Stewart Sr
T 77 Glenn, TarikTarik Glenn Sr
Defense 47 Josh Trowbridge LB 6-4 225 SO 48 Brandon Whiting DT 6-3 280 JR 50 Fa'avae Fa'avae LB 5-9 205 FR 51 Rasheed Hibler LB 6-3 235 JR 52 Evan Collins DT-DE 6-5 280 SR 54 Sean Paga LB 6-1 215 FR 55 Justin Oakes LB 6-1 225 FR 90 Rashawn Davis DL 6-4 290 FR 92 Brent Jones DT 6-3 275 SR 93 Zachary Sweet DL 6-2 230 FR 95 Jeremiah Parker DE 6-5 250 FR 96 John Romero DT 6-3 285 FR 97 Chris Easley DE 6-5 260 JR 98 Jerry De Loach DE 6-5 270 FR 99 Nate Geldermann LB 6-1 235 FR
Pos. # Name Class
S 9 Smith, MarquisMarquis Smith So
CB 24 Serwanga, KatoKato Serwanga Jr
DE 33 McLaughlin, JohnJohn McLaughlin Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P, PK 4 Longwell, RyanRyan Longwell Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1996 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1996-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. "1996 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/california/1996.html. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. "History". 2016 San Diego State Football. San Diego State Athletics. p. 180. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/sdsu/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2016-17/misc_non_event/history.pdf.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "1996 California Golden Bears". Totalfootballstats.com. http://www.totalfootballstats.com/Team_College.asp?id=66&Season=1996. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. "Year-By-Year Results". 2017 Oregon State Football Media Guide Football. Oregon State Athletics. p. 172. http://osubeavers.com/documents/2017/8/1//Section_9_Year_by_Year_Results.pdf?id=7606.
  7. USC Football 2017 Media Guide. University of Southern California Athletics. p. 71. http://usctrojans.com/documents/2017/7/25/2017_USC_Football_Media_Guide.pdf.
  8. '16 Cougar Football. Washington State University Athletics. p. 81. http://www.wsucougars.com/documents/2016/8/25/2016_Football_Media_Guide_Color.pdf.
  9. Arizona Football 2016 Media Guide. University of Arizona. p. 109. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/arizona.sidearmsports.com/documents/2016/8/24/2016_Arizona_FB_Media_Guide.pdf.
  10. Oregon Football 2015 Media Guide. University of Oregon Athletics. p. 135. https://uoregon_ftp.sidearmsports.com/www.goducks.com/pdf9/3873607.pdf.
  11. 2015 Football Information Guide. Cal Athletics. 2015. p. 167. 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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