The final game of the worst season in Cal football history went from insult to injury.
No. 10 Stanford stormed effortlessly to a 29-point halftime lead and knocked freshman quarterback Jared Goff out of the game on the way to a 63-13 rout in the 116th Big Game in front of 50,424 fans at Stanford Stadium.
Coach Sonny Dykes’ debut season with the Bears ended Saturday afternoon with another skewering of the Cal defense and a 10th straight defeat.
“I can make a bunch of excuses,” Dykes said. “My job’s to get the team ready to play and clearly they haven’t been ready to play. I haven’t done a very good job.”
Stanford’s 63 points were the most either team has scored in the rivalry game that began in 1892. The previous record was 48.
Cal (1-11, 0-9 Pac-12) finished without a win over a Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I) for the first time since before 1900, extending losing streaks to 14 games against Pac-12 opponents and 16 against FBS teams.
By the time the Bears visit Northwestern on Aug. 30, 2014, to open next season, it will have been 684 days since their most recent victory over an FBS team, a 31-17 win at Washington State on Oct. 13, 2012.
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