Cal football falls to Arizona, 49-45, after Wildcats connect on last-second Hail Mary

Despite four defenders, Arizona redshirt senior Austin Hill (29) catches the ball in the end zone during the 4th quarter of Arizona’s 49-45 win against Cal at Arizona Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
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Despite four defenders, Arizona redshirt senior Austin Hill (29) catches the ball in the end zone during the 4th quarter of Arizona’s 49-45 win against Cal at Arizona Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

Locked into a 45-43 shootout with just 52 seconds left on the clock, Arizona had fought its way back into a game it had no business being in. With the football on the Wildcats’ 30-yard line, freshman quarterback Anu Solomon heaved a ball deep downfield for Cayleb Jones — complete. Read More…

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It’s important to knock on wood

The Cal football team did a lot of things right in the game Saturday. It just forgot one key part of the game plan: It forgot to knock on wood. At halftime, the game looked like it was over. The Bears led 28-6, and Arizona didn’t look like it was Read More…

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Cal football travels to desert for Pac-12 opener

Cal thinks it’s a good football team. So does Arizona. But neither team has really faced any sort of challenge that can validify these two college programs this season. That is, until this weekend. When the Bears (2-0) and the Wildcats (3-0) face off Saturday evening, the game will provide Read More…

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Dissecting the Arizona riddle

Is Arizona a good football team? They’re 3-0, which is always good, but the resume isn’t exactly impressive. After tearing apart UNLV in week one, the Wildcats mustered one-score victories over UTSA and Nevada, neither of which you’d consider football powerhouses. Cal is definitely the toughest team the Wildcats have Read More…

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Evaluating Cal football at the bye week

Cal has its bye this week, just two games into the season. It’s a little earlier than you’d like to have a bye week — it means that Cal will have to play the entirety of its Pac-12 schedule, plus a season finale against BYU, without a week to rest. Read More…

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Daily Cal Sports Podcast: Evaluating Cal’s 2-0 start

Riley McAtee and Michael Rosen look at Cal football’s 55-14 win over Sacramento State in the second edition of the weekly Daily Cal Sports podcast. The two examine the things Cal did well and break down what the Bears can work on as they enter their bye this week. Click here to subscribe to the Daily Read More…

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A boring win is still a win

Another game, another win. How boring. On Saturday, I was so bored at halftime that I — briefly — thought about trying to leave. It wasn’t that the first half wasn’t interesting. It was. Incredibly so. It was just that the Bears were too dominant. So I stuck around, even Read More…