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Brain Bowl Week 12: The Big Game: Stanford v Cal

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 14: Running back Toby Gerharrt #7 of the Stanford Cardinal  celebrates after the game with the USC Trojans on November 14, 2009 at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.  Stanford won 55-21.   (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Wes FreasContributor INovember 20, 2009

The Big Game! Lots of tradition in this week's Brain Bowl as Cal travels to Palo Alto to take on surprising Stanford. Let's go to the tape:


2009 Record:

Stanford: 7-3

Cal: 7-3


One year cost of attending:

Stanford: $51,760

Cal: $47,194


75th Percentile SAT Scores for Incoming Freshmen:

Stanford: Reading 760 , Math 780, Writing 760

Cal: Reading 710 Math 750 Writing 710


Percent of Applicants Admitted:

Stanford: 9% (not a misprint!)

Cal:  23%


Male-to-Female Ratio

Stanford: 48% female, 52% male

Cal: 54% female, 46% male



Stanford: 19,782

Cal: 34,940


Stanford is probably the most difficult school, outside of the Ivies, to gain admittance, is smaller and quainter and is 1-0 in Brain Bowls this year, having smoked USC last week. Cal does have a decided advantage in the female-to-male ratio, however. 

Cal still has lots to play for but comes into the game without stud RB Jahvid Best who's still recovering from a concussion sustained two weeks ago v Oregon State, while Stanford still holds some hope of a Rose Bowl berth v Ohio State. Rivalry games are tough, but I like Stanford playing at home -7.5.

Overall Brain Bowl Record 2009: 7-4 (vs spread)

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