Most predict Cal to finish 7-5. How do you predict the Home/Away win split?
Rob Hwang: Im pumping sunshine all the way until fall camp starts. We go UNDFEATED AT HOME. We lose to ONLY Arizona on the road.
PUMP PUMP PUMP IT UP.
Piotr Le: I think we’re going to lose against Washington and Oregon at home and lose to USC and Arizona away. The 5th loss will either be against Furd (sigh) or Colorado at the final stretch of the season.
boomtho: My prediction for the schedule is:
vs UNC WIN
vs Idaho State WIN
vs Oregon LOSS
vs UCLA WIN
vs UW LOSS
vs Furd LOSS
vs Colorado WIN
So that gets me to 6-6 (vs 7-5) with a 4-3 home record and a 2-3 road record. Assuming I can count, that is.
Andy Johnston: Stealing the BoomTho format here.
vs UNC WIN@BYU LOSSvs Idaho State WIN
vs Oregon WIN
vs UCLA WIN@OSU WINvs UW LOSS
vs Furd WIN
vs Colorado WIN
Eight wins are coming, BOOK IT!
Home: UNC, Idaho State, Oregon, UCLA, Washington, LSJU, Colorado
I’m expecting 4 wins here, although I wouldn’t be surprised if we get 5.
Away: BYU, Arizona, OSU, WSU, USC
Winning 2 of these will likely be necessary to get to a bowl game. Fortunately many of these teams are in flux because they have new coaches (Arizona, OSU), new QBs (WSU, USC, OSU), and/or are coming off bad seasons (BYU, OSU). I’m expecting 3 wins here but, again, wouldn’t be surprised to get 4.
So if I had to break our 7 wins down into home and away, I’ll say 4 home wins and 3 road wins.
Nik Jam: The home schedule is difficult with underdog games against Oregon, UW and Stanford, coin flips against UCLA and UNC and favorites against Colorado and Idaho State. Anything less than 4 wins would be a disappointment and I don’t see that happening. In fact, if the Bears want to get a bowl game they better win 5 because...
With BYU and OSU the only road games where the Bears should be reasonably favored, and neither are sure things, the Bears need to do well at home to avoid having must-wins at WSU and USC. (And we know what a nightmare Arizona can be)
If the Bears go 7-5, 5-2 at home and 2-3 on the road is my guess.