Bears leach off early turnovers for second conference win

PULLMAN, Wash. — Cal’s run game simply could not be stopped. The Bears (3-4, 2-2 in the Pac-12) won their first road game of the 2012 season on Saturday night, riding the ground game to a 31-17 win over Washington State. “I thought the offensive line played really well,” head
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Bears to attack zombies in Pullman clash

If the Washington State football team resembles any imagery that head coach Mike Leach uses to describe it, the Bears won’t have any trouble in their Saturday night contest in Pullman, Wash. “Some of (the seniors) have been great, and some of them have been very poor,” Leach said. “Some
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Bears must avoid Cougars’ trap in Pullman

On the bumpy, desolate Pac-12 road, Pullman could very well be the Cal football team’s blind spot. With the Big Game on the horizon and last week’s big win in their rearview mirror, the Bears’ Saturday evening date with Washington State is the definition of a trap game. Look ahead
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 6

1. Oregon (6-0, 2-0) The Pac-12 title race is getting a little boring. The Ducks just keep rolling over their opponents, beating Washington 52-21 last Saturday in a game that somehow was even more of a blowout than the score indicates. Oregon has yet to score less than 42 points
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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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