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Golden Nuggets: Cal-Colorado Predictions

Go here or keep scrolling down to discuss tonight's riveting matchup between Auburn and Mississippi St.

Since this is a matchup between two Pac-12 teams, people are taking in interest in this week's game.  This means we have more than one prediction today!

Here's Uncle Ted's take:

California 30, Colorado 21: Colorado looks like a much improved team from 2009, but the Bears should be able to prevail at home. Wonder how Act II of Cal wide receiver Keenan Allen's freshman year will go? 

David Ubben, ESPN's Big 12 writer, also predicts a Cal win.

California 27, Colorado 20: The Buffaloes are getting better, and looked good on both sides of the ball last week. Just not good enough to go on the road and beat a good Pac-10 team yet. 

All four experts at Rivals predict a Cal victory.

NBCSports' John Tamahana picks Cal to win 24-19.

Attendance prediction:  Last week I thought I knew better than the models and guessed a turnout around 65k (the models predicted between 50 and 55k.  Attendance turned out to be 58,040, much closer to the model than I expected.  Ai! Outsmarted by my own creations!  This week the models predict 57,283, 63,342, and 63,757.  Due to the combination of variables, I have the most confidence in the last model.  So let's guess that 63,757 fans will show up at Memorial this Saturday.

After the jump Colorado coach Dan Hawkins talks about this week's matchup, Darian Hagan and Chris Tompek-Guarnero prepare for an especially meaningful game, Ted Miller talks about the best restaurants in Berkeley, and more.