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2015 Pac-12 Championship Game time announced

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The 2015 Football Championship Game will take place Saturday, Dec. 5 at Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, California. TV coverage of the event will begin at either 4:45 or 5 p.m. PT.

2015 Pac-12 Football Championship Game | Pac-12

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So far this season, Stanford has not done much to prove the prediction wrong, with double-digit losses to SMU and Saint Mary's and a near loss to Green Bay in three of their first four games. Granted, SMU was picked to win the AAC and Saint Mary's has been a perennial tournament team the last decade, but it is not the start Cardinal fans wanted. If the Jackets take on Stanford, expect them to look to dominate the glass and push the pace, looking to take advantage of a Stanford team ranked 274th in the country in rebounding and 234th in defense.

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From RoT Commenter Jeff Tarnungus

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and the Axe stays where it belongs. The game plan worked; but it was a nerve-wracking game plan. Having been spoiled the past three years with a defense that could stuff basically any team and had the infamous party-in-the-backfield group, I was sweating on those bend-but-don’t-break drives. It was arguably the right strategy and worked; but it is frustrating to watch all those yards get gobbled up with all hopes posited on a red-zone stand. Just wish we had a more effective pass-rush. Goff often had far too much time; and he almost always finds a receiver in such situations. As for the offense, well, they also executed the game plan and answered when they needed to. It was clear that the Bears would have a hard time stopping McCaffrey; and the O-line ensured that he had plenty of holes to shoot through. The only really tenuous moment was when the Bears got that TD to pull within 5 points. The team responded brilliantly at that point and did what was necessary to put the game out of reach. Stanford has really nothing to lose next week; and the way ND played this Saturday against Boston College, I think we can move to 10-2 before the the Pac-12 championship game. One other anecdote: the five-year streak during which the winner of the Stanford-Oregon game has also won the Pac-12 is over. Oregon will conclude its regular season next Saturday against the Beavs, while Stanford will move on to the Pac-12 championship game. That is certainly some measure of redemption after last week’s 4th quarter fumble-fest. O, and the Ducks looked really good against USC. That team is dynamite on offense. Vernon Adams and his receivers are just lethal. The question now is: which of the LA schools do we get in the CCG? by Jeff Tarnungus

Big Game 2015: McCaffrey, Cardinal Tame The Cal Bears: 35-22 - Rule Of Tree

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Big Game 2015: McCaffrey, Cardinal Tame The Cal Bears: 35-22 - Rule Of Tree

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1) I am an NMSU fan, so I can look at Pac-12 rivalries from an unbiased perspective. I have seen enough to confirm that Stanford fans are nice, decent, polite, mature people, while Cal fans are most certainly not. Cardinal fans understand that this is, in the end, just a game, and not something worth investing so much negative emotion into. Stanford is first and foremost an academic institution. That’s what all schools are. "Hating" another school is not something anyone "has" to do. They choose not to be provoked by all of Cal’s garbage, which takes great strength of character. 2) Cal’s program is too mediocre to warrant much attention. Unlike Oregon fans, Stanford fans understand the concept of "bigger fish to fry".

Big Game 2015: McCaffrey, Cardinal Tame The Cal Bears: 35-22 - Rule Of Tree

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Nobody on this Cal team has tasted victory against Stanford, but the Bears will head into the 118th Big Game with some wind in their sails.

Cal Bears ready to bring it to Stanford - San Jose Mercury News

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"We can't have our heads down too much," Scarlett said. "We're still fighting for this Pac-12 championship. And the next step comes against my former team, too."

Stanford refocuses on Rose Bowl dream following loss to Oregon - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

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It's rivalry weekend. Throw out the records Cal is bowl eligible so they are going to play loose and come with us with the similar gameplan to oregon. We are talented enough to beat them but just remember the pac

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Coming back from a double-digit deficit and controlling overtime after mistakes at the end of regulation were good qualities to see from the team. The back court is still a work in progress, but Sanders improved mightily throughout the game and was the only one who could create off the dribble. Pickens made some clutch plays at the end of the game, including a huge game-saving block. He definitely looked more comfortable at the end and if he can keep up the good play the team should stay afloat until the Allens are both completely healthy.

Stanford Basketball 2015: Cardinal Win season opener in overtime - Rule Of Tree

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Need to Know: It's just tough to see Stanford competing with the rest of the conference after losing Chasson Randle, Anthony Brown, and Stefan Nastic. I loved what Johnny Dawkins was doing with the team the past few years, but a less than stellar recruiting class has left the cupboard pretty bare. It looks like a rough season is ahead on the Farm. Bold Prediction: One of the few Cardinal wins in Pac-12 play comes against rival California. Toughest nonconference game: Nov. 26 vs Villanova in New York City Postseason Outlook: N/A

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