1982 California Golden Bears football team

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1982 California Golden Bears football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1982 record 7–4 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coach Joe Kapp
Home stadium California Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 75,662)
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »
1982 Pacific-10 football standings
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. 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.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 at Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 31–17   35,103
September 18 San Diego State* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 28–0   35,000
September 25 #14 Arizona State California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA L 0–15   35,000
October 2 San Jose State* California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 26–7   37,000
October 9 at #1 Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 7–50   56,911
October 16 Oregon California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 10–7   31,736
October 23 #11 UCLA California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA (Rivalry) L 31–47   51,600
October 30 at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 28–14   25,000
November 6 at #16 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 0–42   54,670
November 13 Washington State California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA W 34–14   34,060
November 20 Stanford California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA (Big Game) USA W 25–20   75,662
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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References

  1. College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November, 2, 2014