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California Golden Bears Bowls

Location: Berkeley, California ▪ Colors: Blue & Gold
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (cap. 75,662)
Record*: 99 Years, 543-481-31, .529 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 540-480-31 by NCAA.

Conferences: Pac-12, Pac-10, Pac-8, AAWU and PCC
Conference Champion: 13 Times
Bowls: 21 Bowls, 10-10-1, .500 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 12 Times (Preseason), 14 Times (Final), 193 Weeks (Total)

21 Bowls

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Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 2011 Dec 28, 2011 Wed Holiday Bowl Texas 21 California 10 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
2 2009 Dec 23, 2009 Wed Poinsettia Bowl Utah 37 California 27 Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, CA)
3 2008 Dec 27, 2008 Sat Emerald Bowl California 24 Miami (FL) 17 Emerald Bowl (San Francisco, CA)
4 2007 Dec 31, 2007 Mon Armed Forces Bowl California 42 Air Force 36 Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, TX)
5 2006 Dec 28, 2006 Thu Holiday Bowl California 45 Texas A&M 10 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
6 2005 Dec 22, 2005 Thu Las Vegas Bowl California 35 Brigham Young 28 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
7 2004 Dec 30, 2004 Thu Holiday Bowl Texas Tech 45 California 31 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
8 2003 Dec 26, 2003 Fri Insight Bowl California 52 Virginia Tech 49 Insight Bowl (Phoenix, AZ)
9 1996 Dec 25, 1996 Wed Aloha Bowl Navy 42 California 38 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
10 1993 Dec 31, 1993 Fri Alamo Bowl California 37 Iowa 3 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
11 1991 Jan 1, 1992 Wed Citrus Bowl California 37 Clemson 13 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
12 1990 Dec 31, 1990 Mon Copper Bowl California 17 Wyoming 15 Copper Bowl (Tucson, AZ)
13 1979 Dec 15, 1979 Sat Garden State Bowl Temple 28 California 17 Garden State Bowl (East Rutherford, NJ)
14 1958 Jan 1, 1959 Thu Rose Bowl Iowa 38 California 12 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
15 1950 Jan 1, 1951 Mon Rose Bowl Michigan 14 California 6 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
16 1949 Jan 2, 1950 Mon Rose Bowl Ohio State 17 California 14 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
17 1948 Jan 1, 1949 Sat Rose Bowl Northwestern 20 California 14 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
18 1937 Jan 1, 1938 Sat Rose Bowl California 13 Alabama 0 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
19 1928 Jan 1, 1929 Tue Rose Bowl Georgia Tech 8 California 7 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
20 1921 Jan 2, 1922 Mon Rose Bowl Washington & Jefferson 0 California 0 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 1920 Jan 1, 1921 Sat Rose Bowl California 28 Ohio State 0 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)