Sunday morning, the California Golden Bears woke up with the Stanford Axe for the first time in over nine years.
It all started here.
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.
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!
The view from the Cal Band.
Then Cal football celebrated with its richly earned Axe.
There was the return to calling Palo Alto Bear Territory.
GO BEARS. THE AXE IS HOME.
CGB Presents. The 122nd Big Game Pre and Post Game festivities. Headphones on. Sound on.
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