Cal football definite underdog heading into bout with No. 5 Huskies

It’s rare that the nation’s fifth-ranked team can justifiably claim to have a chip on its shoulder, but the No. 5 Washington (8-0) football team may be that rare exception. This week, the season’s first College Football Playoff rankings were released, and the Huskies — shockingly — were ranked below a one-loss Texas A&M squad.
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Blown opportunities

Every time Cal football has lost, the team has been able to make up for its lows on the road with highs at home. And the Bears are back home once again, looking to avoid their first losing streak of the season.
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Trojans stay strong to beat Cal football team, 45-24

With the imposing lights of the vaunted LA Coliseum shining down on the Cal football team’s nationally televised game Thursday, the Bears’ matchup with USC was not one for the history books. Instead, the Trojans (5-3) won their fourth game in a row and defeated Cal (4-4) for the 13th
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Kinda messed up

Cal football played 203 snaps Friday against Oregon. That’s wild. The offense ran 118 plays and the defense saw 85. The Bears played nearly two games in one. To put things into perspective, the Seattle Seahawks ran just 57 plays against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Cardinals ran 90
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All it’s quacked up to be

With star wide receiver Chad Hansen out after suffering an ankle injury against Oregon State two weeks ago, the Cal football team looked to be in trouble in what should have been an easy matchup against a slow-roasting Ducks squad. By the end of the fourth quarter, the game was
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From Bad to Worse

On Friday night, two very similar teams will take the field at Memorial Stadium. Both the Oregon and Cal football teams bring to mind the ideas of a high-powered, fast-paced offense, and a questionable and at-times lackluster defense. Both teams are coming off a bye week after a tough loss.
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Week 6 madness shuffles Pac-12 football rankings

Pac-12 football, you never fail to produce surprises! The fact that almost nothing is going as expected makes things all the more interesting while making most college football analysts look foolish at the same time. Colorado breaking the top 25? Totally. Oregon losing at home by 49 points? Sure. Stanford
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Cal football prepares to take on Oregon State

With 14 seconds remaining in last weekend’s game, the Cal defense was called for pass interference in the endzone on fourth down. It appeared that a Utes touchdown was inevitable with only two yards to go. But the Bears’ defense held up for three more plays and won the game
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