STANFORD over California by 11
Though many of you will view this matchup as ‘that game’ from the past where one team scored a last-second TD on a kickoff return lateral-fest and the ball carrier ran over the other team’s trombone player in the end zone, the Big Game between Cal and Stanford is the oldest college football rivalry in the West. The intensity should ratchet up for this latest gettogether as the 5-5 Golden Bears need a win here or next week at UCLA to go bowling. History says their chances at clinching aren’t good: Cal has sunk to a 2-16 SU and 5-13 ATS against Stanford, Oregon, UCLA and USC the last five years. There is some good news for the Bears as they’re fresh off a bye week and bring a road dog log of more than 10 points off a SUATS win into this contest. Following last Saturday’s takedown of Washington, Stanford looks poised to improve its recent series record to 6-0 SUATS. Bad before-and-after numbers – 0-5 ATS after UDub and 4-12 ATS before the Irish when facing Pac-12 foes – say it won’t happen. In a classic late season contest, another rivalry dog gets the bone.