BREAKING DOWN THE 2014 CAL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
— Saturday at Northwestern, 12:30 p.m.
The Bears will try to snap a 16-game losing streak to FBS opponents when they visit Big Ten country.
— Sept. 6 vs. Sacramento State, noon
The Bears routed the Hornets 41-3 in 2005 in their only previous clash with the FCS opponent.
— Sept. 20 at Arizona, tba
Cal’s 33-28 home loss to the Wildcats last season was the closest it came to victory in Pac-12 play.
— Sept. 27 vs. Colorado, tba
The Buffaloes prevailed 41-24 at Boulder last year in the first measure of two programs with new head coaches.
— Oct. 4 at Washington State, tba
The Bears’ most recent Pac-12 victory came nearly two years ago at WSU, but Cougars won 44-22 in Berkeley last season.
— Oct. 11 vs. Washington, tba
Cal gets its first look at Huskies under coach Chris Petersen, architect of powerhouse Boise State program.
— Oct. 18 vs. UCLA, tba
Quarterback Brett Hundley provides first of two meetings in a seven-day span vs. Heisman Trophy candidates.
— Oct. 24 vs. Oregon at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, 7 p.m.
QB Marcus Mariota is sure to make Cal’s first visit to 49ers’ new stadium a challenging assignment.
— Nov. 1 at Oregon State, tba
Cal is just 3-12 vs. Beavers since ’99 and has allowed 111 points in the past two matchups.
— Nov. 13 at USC, 6 p.m.
Bears get 12 days to prep for Thursday night bid to end 10-game losing streak to Trojans.
— Nov. 22 vs. Stanford, tba
Major goal for Sonny Dykes is to make Big Game competitive: Stanford 163-58 in past four meetings.
— Nov. 29 vs. BYU, tba
Independent Cougars get breather vs. Savannah State the week before visiting Berkeley.