The first is pretty obvious, so let's move onto non-Big Games. Which victory would give you the most extra extra something compared to all the rest and why?
There seem to be three pretty obvious candidates: USC (eight straight years), Oregon (three time defending Pac-12 champs) and Washington (grrrrr). If you had to pick a game that comes close to Big Game levels, which team would would you want to knock off the most?
Our editorial team makes their decisions after the jump.
Berkelium97: The White Whale--USC. Since Aaron Rodgers left Cal, we have scored one first-half touchdown against USC. To beat the Trojans would be to exorcise all the demons that have plagued the Bears over the years. We struggle on the road, we rarely beat ranked teams, it has been years since we have pulled a major upset, and we have an eight-year losing streak to the Trojans. This win alone could buy Tedford another year before we start talking about the hot seat again.
Even if we finish at 7-5, which would disappoint many fans, we would have that signature victory to remember. As disappointing as the 2009 season was, the first thing I think of that season was that signature victory in the Big Game. To be able to replicate that against a top-three USC team would do wonders for the morale of Cal fans.
Kodiak: As much as I'd love for a revenge win against UW, let's go for the throat.