Overtime win marks satisfying start to fall

BOULDER, Colo. — I’ve always been a summerboy at heart. Until about the fourth grade, I cried for hours the day before school started. I sure relish watching the “World Champion” Giants plummet into their usual irrelevance — so in that regard I wish the summer would never end. But
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Allen’s catch halts Buffalo stampede in overtime thriller

BOULDER, Colo. — With Colorado defensive back Parker Orms tucked inside in single coverage, quarterback Zach Maynard saw the matchup he wanted. Lining up out wide, receiver Keenan Allen saw a matchup that he could exploit. Cal head coach Jeff Tedford saw both of these things. And so what did
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Don’t be sleeping on Buffs in Boulder

We all know what happened when Cal played Colorado last year. The Bears embarrassed the Buffaloes, 52-7. Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen threw three picks. The Buffs coughed up the ball twice. It was ugly. But that was last year, and at Memorial Stadium. And Colorado is a different team at
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Bears travel, brace for Colorado’s revenge bid

A year ago, Tyler Hansen entered Memorial Stadium and left with one of his worst statlines as a Colorado quarterback. On the first two drives, he couldn’t move past his own 12. His third fizzled with a lost fumble. And after taking six sacks from Cal’s defense in that 52-7
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Pac-12 Power Rankings

NORTH DIVISION No. 1: Stanford (1-0) In short, the Cardinal took care of business on Saturday. The squad, now ranked sixth in the country, easily defeated San Jose State, 57-3 on Saturday. Andrew Luck began his Heisman candidacy with somewhat modest stats, for him at least. The redshirt junior quarterback was
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Midweek notebook: Familiar faces and Superman

Coaching musical chairs The college football coaching carousel seems to be constantly moving — especially when it comes to assistants, but the Cal and Colorado football teams looked like they agreed on a swap after last season. Passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach Eric Kiesau as well as defensive
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Don’t dub Maynard Cal’s savior just yet

SAN FRANCISCO — Two passes into Cal’s season, Zach Maynard went to the sideline and apologized to Jeff Tedford. Who wouldn’t, with a quarterback rating of -200? His first incompletion erased by an illegal formation penalty, the Bears’ new starter walked away from his first series 0-of-1, with an interception
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Cal bullish in 36-21 win over Fresno State

Maynard debuts with 266 yards, pair of TDs

SAN FRANCISCO — A Cal quarterback throws an interception on the second play of the game. New quarterback. New season. Same old story? At least that’s what it seemed like when Zach Maynard missed Marvin Jones on a short pass and was picked off by Fresno State’s L.J. Jones at
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Live Blog: Cal Football vs. Fresno State

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