Bears can’t afford to lose this one

A loss to the Cougars obviously means a couple of things: It’s a loss to a Pac-12 North rival and guarantees the Bears will toil at the bottom of the conference for another week. Beyond a minor setback, however, the loss carries much more significance.
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Sonny Dykes sends message with Chris McCain dismissal

On Sunday afternoon, Sonny Dykes drew a line in the sand. In making the decision to dismiss junior defensive end Chris McCain from the team, Dykes provided a clear illustration that he is going to do everything in his power to ensure the 2013 Cal football team in no way
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When it rains, it pours

Prior to Cal’s first conference matchup with No. 2 Oregon, offensive coordinator Tony Franklin offered up a prayer to the rain gods. “We hope it pours — we hope it has sheets of rain, monsoons of rain,” he said Thursday. “We think it helps our offense tremendously.” As Sonny Dykes
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Oregon pours on points in 55-16 rout against Cal football

EUGENE, Ore. — The pregame video that blasts across the jumbotron at Auzten Stadium proclaims it is the arena “where great teams come to die.” If that’s true, then Autzen is also the place where teams like Cal go to get buried six feet under. Saturday night was predicted to be
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Cal football will play first Pac-12 contest against Oregon

It’s almost too easy to frame Cal vs. Oregon as an offensive love affair. After all, the matchups practically write themselves: Jared Goff vs. Marcus Mariota, Brendan Bigelow vs. De’Anthony Thomas, Chris Harper vs. Josh Huff. But when Cal travels to Eugene, Ore., to take on the No. 2 Ducks
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Shine on you Crazy Diamond

In all likelihood, the Cal football team is going to get smacked around Saturday night at Autzen. Given how explosive Oregon’s offense has looked through the first third of the season and how much Cal’s defense has looked like it spends pregame pounding massive amounts of benzos, it would be
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Tale of the Tape: Breaking down Oregon’s offense

On Saturday, Helfrich’s offense will face off against Cal in both teams’ Pac-12 opener. It’s safe to assume the Bears will fail to slow down the Ducks. In a matchup between an unstoppable force and a movable object, the unstoppable force almost always wins.
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