1986 California Golden Bears football team

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1986 California Golden Bears football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1986 record2–9 (2–7 Pac-10)
Head coachJoe Kapp (5th season)
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Arizona State $ 5 1 1     10 1 1
No. 14 UCLA 5 2 1     8 3 1
No. 18 Washington 5 2 1     8 3 1
No. 11 Arizona 5 3 0     9 3 0
Stanford 5 3 0     8 4 0
USC 5 3 0     7 5 0
Oregon 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 1     3 7 1
California 2 7 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 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 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fifth year under head coach Joe Kapp, the Golden Bears compiled a 2–9 record (2–7 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in ninth place in the Pac-10, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 325 to 145.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Troy Taylor with 891 passing yards, Marc Hicks with 357 rushing yards, and James Devers with 582 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 13at Boston College*L 15–21
September 20Washington StateW 31–2141,500[4]
September 27San Jose State*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 14–35
October 4at No. 12 WashingtonL 18–5058,911[5]
October 11Oregon State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 12–1433,500[6]
October 18No. 19 UCLA
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA (rivalry)
L 10–3659,000
October 25at No. 15 ArizonaL 16–3349,016[7]
November 1Oregon
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
L 9–2732,000[8]
November 8at No. 5 Arizona StateL 0–4970,239
November 15at No. 13 USCL 3–2848,019[9]
November 22No. 16 Stanford
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA (Big Game)
W 17–1175,662[10]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[11]

Personnel[edit]

1986 California Golden Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL Brian Anderson
QB Brian Bedford
QB Kevin Brown
WR Kevin Cushing
WR Vince Delgado
WR James Devers
WR Mike Ford Fr
RB Darrin Greer
RB Marc Hicks
QB Brad Howe
TE Darryl Ingram
RB William Jackson
OL Kam King
RB Steve LaMothe
RB Terence McCarty
TE Don Noble
RB Donald Nobles
WR Wendell Peoples
RB Todd Powers
RB Chris Richards
OL Doug Riesenberg
OL Chuck Steele
QB Troy Taylor
QB D'Andre Wells
OL David Zawatson
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB John Geringer Sr
LB Ken Harvey
DB Gary Hein
DB Sidney Johnson
DL Joe Nelms
LB Hardy Nickerson
LB David Ortega
DB Darryl Stallworth
DB Derek Taylor
DL Natu Tuatagloa
DL Majett Whiteside
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Mike Kelly
K Leland Rix
P Scott Tabor
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Season summary[edit]

Stanford[edit]

Stanford Cardinal at California Golden Bears
1 2 34Total
Stanford 0 3 0811
California 0 10 0717

at Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California

  • Date: November 22, 1986
  • Game attendance: 75,662
  • Eugene Register Guard, 1986 Nov 23.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "California 2015 Football Information Guide" (PDF). CalBears.com. Cal Golden Bears Athletics. p. 166. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "1986 California Golden Bears Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. ^ '16 Cougar Football (PDF). Washington State University Athletics. p. 81.
  5. ^ 2017 Washington Football Information (PDF). University of Washington Athletics. p. 200.
  6. ^ "Year-By-Year Results". 2017 Oregon State Football Media Guide Football (PDF). Oregon State Athletics. p. 171.
  7. ^ Arizona Football 2016 Media Guide (PDF). University of Arizona. p. 108.
  8. ^ Oregon Football 2015 Media Guide (PDF). University of Oregon Athletics. p. 135.
  9. ^ USC Football 2017 Media Guide (PDF). University of Southern California Athletics. p. 71.
  10. ^ "1986 California Golden Bears". Totalfootballstats.com. Totalfootballstats.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  11. ^ 2015 Football Information Guide (PDF). Cal Athletics. 2015. p. 166. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2016.