It looks like the near-upset against Oregon wasn't enough to convince anyone that Cal will upset the Cardinal on Saturday.
Ted Miller predicts a Cal loss.
Stanford 28, California 20: The Cardinal has too much at stake to lose the Big Game. Stanford's advantage at quarterback will be too much to overcome for Cal, even playing at home. And will this be Andrew Luck's final Big Game? And what about Jim Harbaugh?
ESPN's AccuScore simulator anticipates Cal will average 24 points to Stanford's 30.8. Cal won 32.8% of the simulated games.
Phil Steele's simulator predicts a 26-19 Stanford win.
Bruce Feldman predicts a 27-21 Stanford victory.
John Tamahana says the difference in QBs will lead Stanford to a relatively easy victory, 31-17.
Jon Wilner picks Cal to cover the spread (-8) but picks Stanford to win.
All four Yahoo writers and 94% of their readers pick Stanford to win.
All five CBS writers pick Stanford to win.
After the jump players look back on last year's Big Game win, Harbaugh talks about preparing for the Cal defense, and basketball pulls away from CSUN to tip the season off with a win.
- Harbaugh says preparing for the Bears this week is like preparing to go against an NFL defense.
- Just like last week, Brock Mansion and the Cal defense are on Ted Miller's "What to Watch."
- Anthony Miller, Darian Hagan, Marc Anthony, and Jeremy Ross are all injured but they all should play this weekend.
- Brock Mansion puts the rivalry aside to say he really enjoys watching Andrew Luck play. Brock's preparation and unflappability have impressed Tedford.
- Mike Mohamed, Sean Cattouse, and Andrew Luck relive the game-sealing interception from last year's Big Game.
- Vereen looks back on the "best team win of [his] career."
- Editor's note: Lots of mainstream columnists have denounced Cal over the past week. We're not going to indulge them and link to their tripe. We might discuss their hypocrisy in the offseason, but let's focus on the Big Game at hand.
- It was close early on, but the Bears put away CSUN in the second half to cruise to an 80-63 win.
- Monty was not pleased with the 19 free throws the Bears missed. Harper Kamp was nervous before the game but thrilled once he got on the court for the first time since the 2008-09 season. The freshmen are still a work in progress and Monty is working on game plans to ensure that at least two of his more experienced guys are on the floor at any given time.