Breaking down the Bear Raid before the Big Game

During his weekly press conference Tuesday, Cal football head coach Sonny Dykes was asked about the importance of Saturday’s Big Game in terms of getting rid of the negativity that has lingered since his 1-11 inaugural season. Dykes, though, didn’t indicate what role he thought the Big Game played in
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Cal hosts 117th Big Game vs. Stanford with upset hopes

Back in August, when the first college football rankings were released, Stanford found itself at No. 11 in the AP top 25. The Cal football team was nowhere to be seen, predicted by Vegas to finish with just three wins. Yet when the Bears (5-5, 3-5 Pac-12) host Stanford (5-5,
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Who has the edge in the Big Game?

There aren’t two 5-5 teams in the country that are more different than Cal and Stanford. The Bears make their living on their offense. We know this already. Cal’s offense puts up points in bunches, but its defense gives them up in bunches, too. Stanford is the opposite. The Cardinal
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A little confidence goes a long way

At the end of the first half, the Cal vs. USC football game looked done. The score was 31-9, and the Bears’ only touchdown had come with less than a minute left in the half. Nothing looked like it was going right for Cal. It was actually pretty sad to
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Late rally falls short as Bears lose to Trojans, 38-30

LOS ANGELES — On a misty Thursday night in Los Angeles, a hollow, booming sound echoed across the walls of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The low rings, which arrived rhythmically one after the other, were greeted by a deep and sustained roar that surrounded the stadium. This sound —
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Cal football looks to end losing streak to USC

Jared Goff’s season could almost be split in two, just based on the statistics sheet. In the first five games this season, the sophomore quarterback threw for 375 yards per game, racking up 22 touchdowns in that span. Cal went 4-1. Then, Washington visited Memorial Stadium. Led by pass rushers
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