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Live Blog: Cal football vs. USC

Follow along as Daily Cal football beat writers Connor Byrne, Jonathan Kuperberg and Michael Rosen and sports editor Annie Gerlach give play-by-play and analysis of the Cal-USC game live from Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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USC weapons set to test Cal defense

USC’s Matt Barkley was the Heisman Trophy frontrunner until last Saturday. The senior quarterback’s two interceptions led to a 21-14 loss to Stanford that bumped the Trojans down to No. 13 in the country and out of the national title picture, for now. The Cal football team does not expect
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No fear

Freshman cornerback Stefan McClure's rough performance against Oregon on national TV did not deter him. He came back the next week and helped shut down Robert Woods.

At two and a half, Stefan McClure had already learned how to ride a bicycle without training wheels. In the following few years, the future Cal cornerback became something of a daredevil. One time, he rode his bike down a hill with no hands. He crashed, of course, and scraped
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Five turnovers sink Bears against Trojans

SAN FRANCISCO — Zach Maynard and the Cal football team were stationed on the 10-yard line with perhaps the most necessary first-and-goal they had seen all season. With 55 ticks left in the first half, USC had already tossed up an effortless 20-0 lead. So Maynard lines up, takes the
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USC wide receiver not dead wood

Following a losing season in 2010 and in the midst of a 2011 campaign that doesn’t seem that much more promising, Cal football fans can still take solace in one person — Keenan Allen. The sophomore wide receiver has lived up to his five-star billing so far in the season’s
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Pac-12 South Preview: USC

The Year That Was It was a messy season for USC. For starters, Lane Kiffin’s squad went 8-5, including an embarrassing 36-7 showing against middling Oregon State. The team also fell at home to nemesis Notre Dame. Mostly, though, 2010 was disappointing because the Trojans were not allowed to play
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