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2005 California Golden Bears football
Las Vegas Bowl champion
Las Vegas Bowl, W 35–28 vs. BYU
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 25
APNo. 25
2005 record8–4 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coachJeff Tedford (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorGeorge Cortez (4th season)
Defensive coordinatorBob Gregory (4th season)
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 67,537)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 USC   0 0         0 1  
#13 Oregon   7 1         10 2  
#16 UCLA   6 2         10 2  
#25 California   4 4         8 4  
Arizona State   4 4         7 5  
Stanford   4 4         5 6  
Oregon State   3 5         5 6  
Arizona   2 6         3 8  
Washington State   1 7         4 7  
Washington   1 7         2 9  
† – Conference champion
  • USC vacated 12 wins (8 in conference) due to NCAA sanctions.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 California Golden Bears football team represented the University of California, Berkeley in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California and were coached by Jeff Tedford.

At the beginning of the season quarterback Nate Longshore was chosen to succeed Aaron Rodgers as the starting quarterback. However he was injured during the first game of the season and replaced by Joe Ayoob for the next nine games. The Bears got off to their best start, at 5–0, since Steve Mariucci coached them in 1996. But then stumbled and lost four of their next five games. Third string quarterback Steve Levy, replaced Ayoob, and was named as the starter for the Big Game. Levy played as fullback during the previous season, in his first time as a starter he led the team to defeat Stanford 27-3.[1] The team ended up in the 2005 Las Vegas Bowl, where they beat BYU, 35–28.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 32:00 p.m.Sacramento State*No. 19CSNW 41–365,938[2]
September 1012:30 p.m.at WashingtonNo. 16ABCW 56–1757,775[2]
September 172:00 p.m.Illinois*No. 15
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 35–2057,657[2]
September 237:00 p.m.at New Mexico State*No. 13ESPNW 41–1311,312[2]
October 12:30 p.m.ArizonaNo. 12
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
TBSW 28–055,944[2]
October 84:30 p.m.at No. 20 UCLANo. 10TBSL 40–4784,811[2]
October 1512:30 p.m.Oregon StateNo. 18
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
ABCL 20–2357,174[2]
October 227:15 p.m.Washington StateNo. 25
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
FSNW 42–3852,569[2]
November 512:30 p.m.at No. 15 OregonNo. 23ABCL 20–27 OT58,309[2]
November 1212:30 p.m.No. 1 USC
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
ABCL 10–3572,981[2]
November 194:00 p.m.at StanfordABCW 27–371,743[2]
December 225:00 p.m.vs. BYU*ESPNW 35–2840,053[2]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summariesEdit

WashingtonEdit

#16 California at Washington
by Quarter1234 Total
California 7 21 7 21 56
Washington 7 3 7 0 17


USCEdit

#1 USC at California
by Quarter1234 Total
USC 7 14 7 7 35
California 3 0 0 7 10

Cal then hosted the #1-ranked USC Trojans, led by head coach Pete Carroll and an offense including Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Matt Leinart and running back Reggie Bush.[3] The Trojans scored first after Ayoob's first of four interceptions in the game, on a LenDale White rush. Ayoob recovered after the interception, and led the Bears to a field goal to cut their deficit to four at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Leinart rushed for a pair of touchdowns to give the Trojans a 21–3 lead at half-time. After a pair of White rushing touchdowns, the Bears scored again on a Chris Manderino rush that ended scoring in the game, with the Trojans winning 35–10. With the win, the Trojans clinched at least a share of the Pac-10 title.[4]


StanfordEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
California 6 0 7 14 27
Stanford 0 3 0 0 3

Steve Levy had 125 yards passing and Marshawn Lynch had 123 yards running.[1]

ReferencesEdit

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