This Cal bear, who hangs out next to the University of California at Berkeley Campanile, had reason to be downcast on Sept. 14, 2013 after the Cal Bears lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes 52-34 at Memorial Stadium. Photo credit: Melani King, UC Berkeley
High hopes for a revival of UC Berkeley's football eminence may have to stay in hibernation for awhile longer after the merciless pelting of the Bears today, Saturday, in a 52-34 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The defeat gives Cal a 1-2 record under new head coach Sonny Dykes, though the two losses so far are little surprise. The first loss came in the season opener against No. 22-ranked Northwestern, and powerhouse Ohio State was ranked at No. 4 before today's game.
"Playing in front of a sellout crowd of 62,467 at Memorial Stadium -- seemingly half of them wearing Ohio State red -- the Buckeyes didn't miss a beat without star quarterback Braxton Miller, who sprained a knee last week and did not dress," said the Mercury News account.
Cal draws a bye next week, and then two weeks later faces what may be its most formidable opponent of the season – the No. 2 Ducks of Oregon.
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