Allen’s catch halts Buffalo stampede in overtime thriller

BOULDER, Colo. — With Colorado defensive back Parker Orms tucked inside in single coverage, quarterback Zach Maynard saw the matchup he wanted. Lining up out wide, receiver Keenan Allen saw a matchup that he could exploit. Cal head coach Jeff Tedford saw both of these things. And so what did
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Bears travel, brace for Colorado’s revenge bid

A year ago, Tyler Hansen entered Memorial Stadium and left with one of his worst statlines as a Colorado quarterback. On the first two drives, he couldn’t move past his own 12. His third fizzled with a lost fumble. And after taking six sacks from Cal’s defense in that 52-7
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Midweek notebook: Familiar faces and Superman

Coaching musical chairs The college football coaching carousel seems to be constantly moving — especially when it comes to assistants, but the Cal and Colorado football teams looked like they agreed on a swap after last season. Passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach Eric Kiesau as well as defensive
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Don’t dub Maynard Cal’s savior just yet

SAN FRANCISCO — Two passes into Cal’s season, Zach Maynard went to the sideline and apologized to Jeff Tedford. Who wouldn’t, with a quarterback rating of -200? His first incompletion erased by an illegal formation penalty, the Bears’ new starter walked away from his first series 0-of-1, with an interception
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Cal-Fresno postgame press conference

Selected quotes from Cal's 36-21 win at Candlestick

Cal head coach Jeff Tedford On initial impressions from the first game: “Obviously, there was a lot of rust, things that you need to fix as far as pregame jitters or whatever it is. Turning the ball over down deep. I thought our defense played excellent, but offensively, we still
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Cal bullish in 36-21 win over Fresno State

Maynard debuts with 266 yards, pair of TDs

SAN FRANCISCO — A Cal quarterback throws an interception on the second play of the game. New quarterback. New season. Same old story? At least that’s what it seemed like when Zach Maynard missed Marvin Jones on a short pass and was picked off by Fresno State’s L.J. Jones at
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Live Blog: Cal Football vs. Fresno State

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Cal aims to answer questions in opener

Once upon a time, Jeff Tedford was the starting quarterback at Fresno State. A little while later, he became the quarterbacks coach there, and was promoted to offensive coordinator before moving on to Oregon. All in all, eight of his 49 years were spent in the Central Valley. This Saturday
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Just what are we watching on Saturday…?

In 15 seasons as the Fresno State head coach, Pat Hill has abided by the relatively simple mantra of “anytime, anywhere.” A coach never afraid to schedule difficult non-conference opponents (insert the already-tired but still relevant Presbyterian joke here), Hill leads his notoriously tough Bulldogs into Candlestick to take on
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