Live Blog: Holiday Bowl

Follow along as the Daily Cal football beat writers give play-by-play and analysis of the Cal-Texas Holiday Bowl live from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif.

Cal accepts Holiday Bowl invite, will face Texas

Cal fans haven’t forgotten. In 2004, a loss to Texas cost the Cal football team a Rose Bowl bid — except the teams never played that season. The Bears finished the regular season with a 10-1 record, their lone loss at the hands of eventual national champion USC. That appeared
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Pac-12 Coach Rankings

No. 1: Chip Kelly — Oregon (10-2, 8-1) There might be a 30 for 30 on Chip Kelly someday. Whatever you think of him personally, the kind of players he recruits and the sort of extracurricular activities his player have, the guy can flat out coach. Crushing No. 4 Stanford
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Getting better all the time

TEMPE, Ariz. — Now that’s the way to end the regular season. Not walking out with a wet whimper against Washington last year, or getting helplessly hounded by the Huskies in 2009. No, this season’s Cal team finished off the regular season with a bang — 484 total yards of
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Bears outshoot Devils in desert duel

TEMPE, Ariz. — It was a shootout in the West, a desert duel to end the regular season. Back and forth it went on Friday night at Sun Devil Stadium. Brock Osweiler matching Zach Maynard, Isi Sofele and C.J. Anderson matching Cameron Marshall. Close to 1,000 yards of total offense.
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Live Blog: Cal vs. Arizona State

Follow along as sports editor Jonathan Kuperberg gives play-by-play and analysis of the Cal-Arizona State regular season finale live from Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 12

No. 1: Oregon (9-2, 7-1) Voters must not watch Pac-12 games. That’s the only explanation for the Ducks falling behind Stanford in the latest AP and BCS rankings. Oregon has two losses to the Cardinal’s one, but the first came against LSU, the best team in the country, and the
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Bears can redeem themselves on ESPN

The Worldwide Leader has not been good to the Cal football team. This fall, ESPN has broadcast three Cal games. The first two, both slotted into barren Thursday nights, saw the Bears blown out by Oregon and USC in back-to-back weeks. (Cumulative score: 73-24.) Both programs are at the top
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Fresh off three devilish defeats, ASU hosts Cal

Arizona State flopped. The Sun Devils lost the Territorial Cup at home to Arizona, fell one game behind UCLA in the Pac-12 standings and dropped its third consecutive game despite being favored in each. The Cal football team impressed. The Bears fell just short of defeating their heavily favored archrival,
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Big Game loss still encouraging

STANFORD, Calif. — Cal fans really couldn’t have asked for more. Is that an acceptable thing to say? There are no such things as moral victories, and the Cal football team admitted as much after its 31-28 defeat. The Bears sniffed blood, but fell short of the actual ‘W.’ The
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