Everyone knows that the desert is where Rose Bowl dreams go to die. UCLA in 2005, Cal in 2006, Oregon in 2007. For whatever reason, when the Pac-10 looks ready to rise up, Arizona and Mike Stoops are there to quash us and make us all look like dopes. The books aren't bothering to be coy here; even though the Wildcats have bowl eligibility, they looked absolutely dangerous at Autzen on Saturday, and their defense plays a hundred times better at home. As a Cal fan, you're probably facing your stiffest challenge of the year next week, considering the expectations. Better hope the defense is ready to deal with the Texas Tech hybrid spread.
Are you liking the Beavers to take the road win and be one game away from the prize? Or are the Wildcats going to doom us to another USC Rose Bowl thrashing?