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

Wes FreasContributor INovember 20, 2009

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)
Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

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)