The Pac-12 is looking to expand their conference scheduling for 2020. It couldn’t have gotten any better for Cal, as Arizona is reportedly slated as their extra contest.
In all honesty, this boosts Cal’s Pac-12 North odds—Stanford, Oregon and Washington State will have much tougher matchups slated onto their schedule with Pac-12 South favorites ASU, Utah and USC. Cal meanwhile faces a team projected to have one of the two worst records in conference, with a head coach on the red hot seat.
On the other hand, Cal hasn’t beaten Arizona in 11 years.
It hasn’t really mattered the quality of Cal or the quality of Arizona when the two match up. The Golden Bears have played the Wildcats, and proceeded to lose in agonizing fashion in its last five matchups.
2010: Cal kicks a bunch of field goals, can’t get into the end zone, Arizona scores a late touchdown to pull of a 10-9 win.
2013: Cal plays its most competitive game of the season in FBS play, but Arizona holds off a late flourish.
2014: The game that will not be named.
2017: Buy your Khalil Tate Heisman stock, it’ll age as well as Google Glass.
2018: I don’t think Arizona did a single meaningful thing in the final fifty minutes. If you want to get me angry, bring up this game to me.
Let’s end this nonsense, whenever this season starts.