USC vs. Cal: Complete Game Preview

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USC vs. Cal: Complete Game Preview
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USC looks to bounce back from the loss to Stanford with a home victory against Cal. The Trojans did not look good against Stanford. Much of that was due to the absence of fifth year senior center Khaled Homes and sophomore kicker Andre Heidari.

When you are facing arguably the toughest front-seven in the conference and the anchor of your O-Line is out along with your kicking game—this is not good.  And evidence lies in how bad the preseason No. 1 Trojans looked last weekend versus the Cardinal of Leland Stanford Junior University.

Cal came into the season with a lot of questions—many surrounding head coach Jeff Tedford, who is rumored to be on shaky ground unless he produces a winner. This is Coach Tedford’s 11th season at Cal and he is 79–48 in that time.

One more thing. Closer inspection of Stanford gameday photos of Matt Barkley reveal an attempt to grow a mustache. NO! Does he not know of the facial hair curse on USC QBs? It happened  to Palmer, Leinart, Booty, and Sanchez. Oakley recaps it all for you.

Hey! USC QBs! Just say no to facial hair, OK?

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