Cal - OSU 11.12.11 Photo Essay Part 1

I told these Bank Of The West face painters, no!  I told them I would be fine getting my face painted in Cal colors, but only from a small regional credit union.  I had to take my Cal spirit and move it to a credit union.  If Redwood City Credit Union was out there, paint my face up!  If PatelCo is out there, let's get Cals written everywhere!

But we can't allow these big banks to continue to peddle their Cal spirit in favor of the big donors!  Who will take a stand with me, Cal fans????

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More righteous indignation after the jump.  GO BEARS!

Creativity abounds at Cal tailgates:

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I will in many ways not miss AT & T Park.  I will in many ways LOVE to be back at Memorial next year.  But I must admit (even as an As fan) that it is a gorgeous park in a gorgeous location.  

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The student section was more packed this week than last week, but there were still a lot of empty seats there:

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TAKE OFF THAT RED PAC-12 VEST!  TAKE OFF THAT RED PAC-12 VEST!

This is why Cal fans think the Pac-12 hates them.  They send their representatives out in red!  

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Spencer Hagan had a few key catches in the game.  Maynard was really spreading the ball around in the game.  

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This looks worse than it really was.  Maynard sorta juked this tackle here, but did end up getting sacked on this play, if I recall correctly:

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I, unfortunately, didn't get a good shot of Michael Calvin's TD.  Came out too blurry.  But they were excited afterwards!  

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It was Veteran's Day on Friday, so Cal had a video honoring veterans.  In specific, they were honoring the Tuskegee Airmen.  You can learn more about the Airmen here.  

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A Tuskegee Airman was present at the game, too:

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This photo looks like it was taken during a lackadaisical practice, but it was actually game action.  

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Honoring a national champion:

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With the running game working so well, the play action made a lot of sense:

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But even Maynard could make some things happen with his legs (eventually scoring a TD on the ground):

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Sadly, this drive stalled, but we didn't see a lot of this on Saturday:

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Mike Coley suffered a really serious injury.  Here is the cart coming out:

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Dominic Galas is a very fierce offensive lineman.  It's great to see him really take it to the DLineman.  

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Isi Sofele with another great run:

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Sofele is good at making quick cuts.  His agility is his greatest strength, I think.  

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C.J. Anderson was also involved a lot in the game plan.  Here, he takes a run around end from Maynard:

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More great OLine play.  

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Look at Brian Schwenke dominate that OSU DLineman and help open up a massive hole for Sofele to run through.  

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Here, Galas dominates an OSU player again:

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The video media guide was about Keenan Allen.  He had a photo of him and his bro.  He talked about how people out here all had different "swag," but that people back in North Carolina had, I presume, similar "swag."  It was slightly confusing to me, but I think he was basically saying everybody is doing their own thing out here and nobody really judges as much.  

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It is interesting to me that in 2011, they still have people manually raise up the net behind the uprights.  Can't get have a dancing robot do this or something?

Cal gave up 3 points right at the end of half, which was frustrating.  You know the game, the defense goes into prevent and the offense does a solid 2 minute drill.  Oy.  It's OK, not a big deal.  

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Coming up soon, more photos from the second half of the game.  GO BEARS!

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