Rodgers’ breakout key to Cal’s turnaround

Did that just happen? Did the Bears just blow out a ranked opponent? Is this real life? Cal walked into this game with bloodied noses and the antithesis of momentum on its back. Fans were taking to the message boards solely to yell “Fire Tedford” at the top of their
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Bears beat odds for first FBS, Pac-12 win

When Las Vegas made No. 25 UCLA a two-point favorite over a 1-4 Cal football team, skeptics figured that line to be far too slim. And they were right, as the Bears turned that two-point handicap into a 26-point margin of victory, knocking off the Bruins, 43-17, Saturday night at
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Live Blog: Cal football vs. UCLA

Follow along as Daily Cal football beat writers Connor Byrne, Jonathan Kuperberg and Michael Rosen and assistant sports editor Seung Y. Lee give play-by-play and analysis of the Cal’s Homecoming game against UCLA live from Memorial Stadium. Some story lines to follow: Cal’s quarterback protection, Brendan Bigelow‘s touches and Keenan Allen‘s reception
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Front and Center: Brian Schwenke’s control of his domain

Brian Schwenke knows the offensive line is under fire — he's at the center of it.

Make no mistake, Cal center Brian Schwenke knows the offensive line isn’t playing well. “Everybody’s obviously upset that we’re losing,” Schwenke says. “It’s our job to protect the quarterback. I know that he has been getting sacked and that alone can be the problem. We control that, as the offensive
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Cal’s pattern a tough pill to swallow

There is an epidemic infecting Cal sports — none more so than the football team. And it doesn’t look like there will be a cure any time soon. The scientific name: mediocrity. The Bears’ schedule is too littered with close losses, with falling short. They’ve grown weary of the struggle
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Cal eyeing first FBS win against UCLA

Beleaguered Bears back at Memorial to rebound in bout with Bruins.

Someone should give Jeff Tedford a hug. Regardless of the rumblings and rumors surrounding the Cal football team’s 1-4 start to the season, the battle-worn head coach is adamant that no one is more disenchanted than the players and coaches on the team. That the Bears have been in contention
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Keenan Allen: No Reservations

Keenan Allen has no regrets about coming to Cal — and no qualms with leaving school early.

Like most 20-year-old guys, Keenan Allen gets distracted by girls. Allen is sitting in a golf cart outside Memorial Stadium, his feet up, his arm draped around the driver’s seat. On Saturday, he’ll catch passes, break records and make the kind of jaw-dropping plays that SportsCenter replays deep into the
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 5

1. Oregon (5-0, 2-0) There is no stopping the Ducks; they just keep rolling. Sixth in rushing yards per game (303), fourth in points per game (52.4), Oregon’s offense this year is perhaps more explosive than previous years. The squad poured 51 points on Washington State last week despite a
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