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Cal is 4-0, hangs onto beat Ole Miss 28-20. Rate the Game!

Go Bears!

California v Mississippi Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

The California Golden Bears are 4-0 for the first time in the Justin Wilcox era.

Cal went into an SEC stadium and won.

Cal won as a ranked team on the road.

Cal has won all nine of its non-conference games under Wilcox.

Cal got 21 tackles from Evan Weaver, including a literally buzzer-beater stuff to end the game and preserve victory.

Cal saw Chase Garbers play his best game as a Golden Bear, as he made clutch throw after clutch throw (four touchdowns in all), plus recovering from what looked like a very bad injury to come back and put the Bears on top and keep them there.

Cal is likely the first football team to win games playing at 9 am and 1 am in their local time. As Weaver said factually postgame, “We woke up at 3 am our time this morning. We could have played at 1 am, 2 am.”

Cal got a little lucky thanks to some super questionable Pac-12 officiating. But Ole Miss beat themselves plenty (including on that last drive), but hey, it’s college football. There will always be shenangians.

A win’s a win’s a win.