No_es, V1, #8
Destroying the tradition established by Bear
It's the Big Game folks! There is a lot of hype to be read elsewhere
(you'll find some links below), so we'll keep this edition of Bear
for the latest on HOTFAA happenings. See you at
Kip's Friday night. (Do you really need to know anything else?)
This week's game
California (#4 Associated Press/#4 ESPN/USA Today) makes its final home
appearance of the season when the Golden Bears host Stanford in the
107th renewal of the Big Game Saturday in Memorial Stadium. A sellout
crowd of nearly 73,000 is expected to watch the Bears aim for their
third consecutive victory in the series.
Game No. 10: Stanford Cardinal (4-6, 2-5
Pac-10) at California Golden Bears (8-1, 6-1 Pac-10)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 20, Memorial Stadium (73,347 - Momentum
Turf), Berkeley, CA
Kickoff: 12:30 p.m.
Radio: KGO Radio (810 AM) with Joe Starkey, Mike Pawlawski, Roxy
Bernstein and Lee Grosscup
Television: Fox Sports Net with Barry Tompkins and Petros
Attendance (est.): 72,981 (sellout)
Unofficial Bear No_es line: Cal by 24.
The official Bear No_es line is set based on sports book odds as
of midday Friday before the game.
At 6-1 in the Pac-10 standings, Cal needs a win over the Cardinal to
tie Pappy Waldorf's 1949 squad (7-0 in the Pacific Coast Conference)
for the most league victories in school history. Cal is also 4-0 in
Berkeley in 2004 and can post its first undefeated home mark - and just
the 10th ever in school annals - since the 1950 squad finished 6-0-1.
This is one of the longest running rivalries in the NCAA and boasts
"The Greatest Moment in College Football History." You all know what
that was. The 22nd anniversay of "The Play" is Saturday.
more about the matchup here
There's only one game on the schedule
This week's Jeff Tedford quote of the week reinforces the theme we have
been promoting all season: "We try to maintain a level of focus of
about one week at a time in our
preparation, and that has been the message to the team all year long.
And it will continue to be the message - the BCS has nothing to do with
this game. Stanford is a good football team. I know they'll be
well-prepared and ready to play. And we're going to have to play our
best to compete with Stanford."
More on the 107th Big Game
If the Bears do their job Saturday, Jeff Tedford will become the first
Cal head coach in 55 Years to win 3 straight Big Games.
With 8 victories to date, California is assured its 3rd straight
winning football season for the first time since 1952.
Yes Blues, it appears after all these years of suffering that we may be
living in another Pappy Waldorf era of Cal football.
The complete 2004 Cal football schedule and results, including the
record ATS (Against The Spread) and the BBS (Bertozzi Betting System)
are always available at HOTFAAWeb.
As always, drive safely and Go Bears!
Give 'em the Axe, the Axe, the Axe!