Bears burned by five turnovers in Holiday Bowl loss

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Even three days after Christmas, the Cal football team’s offense still looked slow and sleepy. This was the scene at the Holiday Bowl: quarterback Zach Maynard sitting with a 1st-and-10 at the Texas 29-yard line, ready to command Cal out of a four-point deficit. “It felt
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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.

Turn my swag on (at the Holiday Bowl)

A Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, hooded sweatshirt and FlexFit cap — the Holiday Bowl’s Christmas gift to the Cal football team. Before stepping on the field, the players will already win small, expensive victories. Watches and shopping sprees are the among the most common products pushed in the
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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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