Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 2

1. USC (2-0) The No. 2 Trojans didn’t exactly light up the world against Syracuse in a 42-29 win on Saturday, but even a relatively subpar performance included six touchdown passes from Matt Barkley and 20 combined catches between Robert Woods and Marquise Lee. USC takes on No. 21 Stanford
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Existential Crisis in Memorial Stadium

Like Meursault in Camus’ The Stranger, Cal fans are currently asking themselves, “What’s the point?” With the embarrassingly lackluster effort against FCS opponent Southern Utah University on Saturday that saw the Thunderbirds within three heading into the fourth quarter, spirits are about as low as they’ve ever been in the
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Final score belies Bears’ penalty-riddled start

Bears rack up 101 penalty yards in first half before breaking open the lead in the final quarter.

For the second week in a row, the Cal football team spent the days leading up to Saturday saying how prepared it felt and how strong it would play out of the gates. And for the second week in a row, all that pregame rhetoric didn’t hold true. Despite giving
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Live Blog: Cal football vs. Southern Utah

Follow along as Daily Cal football beat writers Connor Byrne, Jonathan Kuperberg and Michael Rosen give play-by-play and analysis of the Cal-Southern Utah game live from Memorial Stadium. The Bears are looking to rebound from their disappointing season-opening loss to Nevada. Will the squad get its act together? Will Zach Maynard
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#Heem so hard: Bryce Treggs stakes his name at Cal

True freshman Bryce Treggs lives his life on one word. Just don't ask him what it means.

The name on the starting lineup was a surprise. The last time a true freshman started at receiver was two years ago, with the debut of Keenan Allen. But Bryce Treggs, a four-star recruit and the No. 12 receiver prospect in the nation, banished any lingering skepticism 25 minutes into
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Won’t back down: Chris Harper’s journey to Cal

His high school coach said he'd never play Division I football. Chris Harper proved him wrong.

On Sept. 9, 2010, Chris Harper came home in tears. “I need to talk to you,” he told his father, Mark. It was only two games into Chris’ junior year at Crespi Carmelite High School, but the head football coach was not satisfied. He said Chris couldn’t take the top
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Carry that weight: Darius Powe’s rebirth

Darius Powe is no stranger to setback. A personal tragedy is his constant source of motivation.

Darius Powe’s grandmother, Mary, used to go to every one of his Pop Warner football games. Since the first day he stepped onto the field, decked out in oversized pads, Mary was a constant fixture. Her presence was his motivation, his drive. He wanted to impress the woman who loved
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Bears have second chance at first win

Cal expects Southern Utah to leave Memorial thunderstruck on Saturday

Before the season, it seemed laughable that the Cal football team would schedule an FCS opponent for one of its 12 games. Now it almost seems necessary. The Bears (0-1) will return to Memorial Saturday at noon to square off with Southern Utah looking to exorcise some demons from last
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Cal has one game to get act together

The Buckeyes don’t turn the ball over on kick returns. Certainly not in the Horseshoe. The Trojans don’t squander red zone opportunities. Especially not in the Coliseum. And as good as Cody Fajardo was for Nevada last Saturday, Ohio State’s Braxton Miller is probably better. USC’s Matt Barkley definitely is.
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