clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Golden Nuggets: Getting Ready for Big Game

Who thinks Cal will win?

NCAA Football: California at Southern California Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


“In the moment, I’m just trying to focus on the process and am continuing to make this team better and continuing to make myself the best player I can, but every once in a while, you try to look back or get some perspective and see what the legacy you’re going to leave is going to be,” Laird said. “… I think we feel something special that is starting to move here in Cal football, but it’s not done yet, for sure.”

  • A look at the big 4th-and-1 play that Laird had (pictured above and in the article) that sealed the deal against USC. FIVE former walk-ons were a part of that Cal offense on the play.
  • Steve Bartkowski looks back at his Big Game memories.
  • Jeff Faraudo looks at the storylines as both teams have had polar opposite seasons (Stanford started strong, Cal started bad. Now they’ve switched)
  • The McIlwain at WR idea is now gaining steam, according to Wilcox. Duncan and Noa could also return, but its not at all a certainty.
  • Trace Travers analyzes the Cal depth chart, including the injury reports.
  • Don’t really have time to check picks, but I noticed two of the three Athlon Sports “experts” picked Cal! Last week, they all picked USC (Everyone I checked did, which is why I didn’t bother putting anything about it in the GN).

Big Game Week

  • Check out highlights from the Cable Car Rally.
  • Learn about the Victory Cannon in this video, that I can’t get to work.


Beat Stanford!