Piotr is back off the injured reserve, and ready to help Nick process his feelings after Cal expectedly loses to USC in an unexpected way. As the death of the Pac-12 and cultural rivalries die, the boys ponder the effect of the new ACC schedule on fan engagement.
Meanwhile, they break down another encouraging performance from Fernando Mendoza, curse fumble luck, talk through some tentative defensive positives, and rue every play that turned a narrow win into a narrow loss.
Next, they move on to discussing another interesting week of Pac-12 action with a resurgent pair of desert teams making life miserable for Pac-12 opponents. Plus, a Wazzu/Stanford game that acts as a double preview of Cal's future opponents.
Finally, attention turns towards Oregon, and neither Nick nor Piotr have any hope that Cal can pull off what would be potentially the biggest upset in modern program history. Can Fernando and company somehow turn this game into another shoot out? Probably not! But maybe! But nah.