How significant is Cal’s 36-point underdog status vs. Oregon?
It’s the biggest involving the Bears since at least 1976, according to research done by my long-time pal Bud Withers of the Seattle Times. That’s 37 seasons ago.
He checked and couldn’t find the Bears as any bigger underdog than 32 points against Nebraska in 1999.
Do they cover?
Consider this: Cal has failed to cover the spread in its past nine games, according to OddsShark.com — the longest such streak in the country.