Bears' offense will continue to roll

Stanford almost shocked USC early in the season, but they will be no match for surging California.

Originally Published: November 18, 2004
By Tony Granieri | Scouts, Inc.
The Golden Bears have captured the last two Big Games against Stanford -- after a seven-year losing streak in the series -- and will look to make it three in a row in front of a sellout home crowd.

Who: Stanford at California (4)
When: Sat., 3:30 ET
Where: Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA
This rivalry is one of the most exciting in college football. An amazing 50 of the 106 games played between Cal and Stanford have been decided by seven points or less, and 29 have been decided by three points or less.

This rivalry also has produced an NCAA-best five games decided on the final play. Clearly, the most famous play took place 22 years ago. Cal scored a touchdown on an incredible 57-yard return that ended with the Stanford band on the field.