For Cal’s football team, the young season already has created a buzz after a opening-night loss to a ranked opponent, then a minor gasp after a near-upset loss to an FCS foe.
Next up on the rollercoaster is No. 4 Ohio State, which visits Memorial Stadium on Saturday, closing out the Bears’ three-game nonconference schedule. Two weeks later, Cal dives into the Pac-12 with a trip to face No. 2 Oregon.
“Our schedule’s not getting any easier,” first-year coach Sonny Dykes said. “We’ve got to raise our level of play.”
After the encouraging loss to Northwestern and the uncomfortable win over Portland State, Dykes stepped back to reassess.
“In some ways, I’m re-evaluating where I thought we were probably and where we are,” he said.
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