Once again, our good friend Ted Miller picks us to win.
California 24, UCLA 20: You know that old girlfriend or boyfriend you kept going back to even though he or she did you wrong? Oh, Cal, will this time you be true? On a substantive level, it's a concern for UCLA that linebacker Reggie Carter is nursing a sprained knee when Jahvid Best is coming to town, and the Bruins' offense seems further away from a transformation to efficiency than the Bears. Of course, Cal never wins in L.A., so feel free to disagree with this one.
By a range of three to fifteen points, all five experts at CBS Sports predict Cal will win.
Is this the week the Golden Bears finally reacquaint themselves with the end zone, a place they haven’t visited in nearly a month? Might that happen on the same day and field that the offensively-challenged Bruins find themselves a quarterback? Probably not.
The former is much more likely than the latter.
Much to Rick Neuheisel and Norm Chow's chagrin, placekicker Kai Forbath is a stone-cold lock to be selected as UCLA's 2009 offensive MVP.
After the jump I have an awful, awful, miserable weather forecast for Saturday's game (94°, 30-40% humidity), practice notes (everyone is getting healthy again!), articles on the UCLA matchup (we might steal a recruit with a big win), and much more.