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Golden Nuggets: Cal vs. UCLA predictions are exactly what you'd expect

Hm... I wonder who's favored in the Cal-UCLA game...

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Heading into our meeting with the Bruins, UCLA is heavily favored. Our BFFs at the ESPN Pac-12 blog said:

Gemmell: The list of defensive injuries continues to grow for the Bears. The fact that Jordon James might not play is a blow, but not a huge one, since the Bruins were expecting a by-committee backfield anyway. Its secondary should feel pretty good about nabbing six interceptions last week. The Bears, however, have dropped nine straight against FBS opponents. This should make it an even 10. UCLA 42, California 27.

Miller: The Bruins are going to be hungry because of the embarrassing way they played in Berkeley last year, particularly QB Brett Hundley. How beat up is the Bears defense? Just one starter from the spring depth chart will start Saturday. The only question is how the potent Cal passing game matches up with the Bruins secondary, which grabbed six interceptions at Utah last week. UCLA 50, California 31.

Unanimous wins are also predicted by Yahoo and CBS Sports. Athlon Sports has declared we will be "no threat" to UCLA, marking us as 25-point underdogs.

Of course, this can only mean one thing...

EVERYTHING IS GOING ACCORDING TO PLAN. We have lulled the baby bears down south into a false sense of security. IT IS TIME FOR THE BEAR RAID TO STRIKE. PEW PEW PEW.


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