Sunday morning, the California Golden Bears woke up with the Stanford Axe for the first time in over nine years.
It all started here.
CHASE GARBERS pic.twitter.com/bxcXtB77iB— Emily Van Buskirk (@Emilnem) November 24, 2019
The Axe Committee was at this point engaging in a fierce staredown at the other side of the field.
Strangest staredown in sports pic.twitter.com/q9KlSG4tx7— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) November 24, 2019
But after Cal clinched the game, it was theirs, and the mayhem began. The Axe Committee grabbed their prize and rushed to the Cal side of the stadium.
Here is the full video of @CalFootball taking back the Axe #ABC7Now #BigGame pic.twitter.com/4RVyrmxAG3— Chris Alvarez (@CAlvarezABC7) November 24, 2019
You can see how perilous it got! One Rally Committee member tripped and was pictured later pretty worse for wear.
Tell your friends...the Axe is OURS! ⛓️ pic.twitter.com/SfVvb3Z1SI— #WeGotTheAxe (@CalAthletics) November 24, 2019
Meanwhile, the Cal alumni and students rushed the field en masse.
Cal fans have stormed the field. pic.twitter.com/qLxcV5Jber— Josh Yuen (@joshcal2020) November 24, 2019
And from there on, the party had begun!
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#BearTerritory pic.twitter.com/jhBluuUqah— Pocho Villa (@CasaDeHank) November 24, 2019
The view from the Cal Band.
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Then Cal football celebrated with its richly earned Axe.
Waking up like... pic.twitter.com/OstSKi8g55— Cal Football (@CalFootball) November 24, 2019
There was the return to calling Palo Alto Bear Territory.
THIS IS BEAR TERRITORY!!! pic.twitter.com/NPYIoBJWvp— Cal Football (@CalFootball) November 24, 2019
GO BEARS. THE AXE IS HOME.
Our Axe. pic.twitter.com/PkwCJBYH5D— Cal Football (@CalFootball) November 24, 2019
CGB Presents. The 122nd Big Game Pre and Post Game festivities. Headphones on. Sound on.
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