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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Players to watch: The ground, Joseph Fauria

The ground, Cal The ground is a critical element of Saturday’s game for the Bears. Quarterback Zach Maynard has spent a lot of time there the past few weeks. With a porous offensive line, Maynard has been sacked 22 times the last three games. He’s also been inaccurate, missing on
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Cal eyeing first FBS win against UCLA

Beleaguered Bears back at Memorial to rebound in bout with Bruins.

Someone should give Jeff Tedford a hug. Regardless of the rumblings and rumors surrounding the Cal football team’s 1-4 start to the season, the battle-worn head coach is adamant that no one is more disenchanted than the players and coaches on the team. That the Bears have been in contention
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Bears’ boulevard of broken dreams

This was supposed to be my “Fire Jeff Tedford” column after Cal’s 27-17 loss dropped the squad to 1-4, the worst start in the Tedford era. But it isn’t. This was supposed to be my “Replace Zach Maynard with Zach Kline” column after Maynard threw incomplete passes on 19-of-28 attempts,
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Players to watch: Brendan Bigelow, Chris Coyle

Brendan Bigelow, Cal running back Brendan Bigelow is going to touch the ball against Arizona State, it’s just a question of how many times. The sophomore had an electrifying performance against Ohio State (two touchdowns and 160 yards on four rushes). Bigelow was supposed to be the future, but he
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USC weapons set to test Cal defense

USC’s Matt Barkley was the Heisman Trophy frontrunner until last Saturday. The senior quarterback’s two interceptions led to a 21-14 loss to Stanford that bumped the Trojans down to No. 13 in the country and out of the national title picture, for now. The Cal football team does not expect
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Game analysis: Should Cal have gone for it on 4th and 1?

D'Amato had already missed two field goals before fourth quarter 42-yard try

Tedford lets the clock wind down to 4:25. He calls a timeout and out trots D’Amato. “At that point in the game, you’re there to go ahead,” Tedford said. “When it’s 28-28 on the scoreboard and there are four minutes left to play, we are going to go for (the field goal). We wanted to put some points on the board.”
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