Football: Bears blasted in Big Blowout

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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Jeff Faraudo

  • HeteroscedasticBear

    Sonny, you’ve been saying the same thing every Saturday night for the past semester. Do you know what to do? It sure doesn’t look like it. If you’re in over your heard, you should step down. That’s the right thing to do.

  • HeteroscedasticBear


    One more thing. Lose some weight. How can any player take you seriously when you talk about discipline, focus, working hard, etc. when you are dangling that double chin?

    If someone made a movie about you, John Candy could play your part, if he were still alive.

    Attitude is a reflection of leadership. Why don’t you join the players in Harrington’s work outs. Maybe the fire in your belly (if you have it) can’t come out because of your pot belly.

    You have to have the fight before you tell others to fight the fight.

  • Big D

    I will reserve judgement until after the 2014 season. SD will not be fired for the 2014 season, that is a fact, like it or not.

    It will be interesting to see if SD does fire Buh before next season. Barbour deflected any blame and hung that on SD by publicly stating that firing staff is 100% SD’s choice.

    Injuries, youth, scheme change (air raid,3-4 to 4-3),will no longer be an acceptable excuse from this point forward.

    SD will sink or swim next season. The truth will be revealed in 2014.