The Big Game looms this weekend for Stanford and California, but thanks in part to California's seemingly inconsistent play, it has been hard to get a read for who has an advantage. Jeff Tedford's Golden Bears have proved they are a capable team by beating No. 17 Arizona without Jahvid Best and scoring 94 combined points against UCLA and Washington State. But they also scored a combined six points against Oregon and USC.
Cal has built a reputation for up-and-down play, but in terms of week-to-week performance, have they really been any less consistent than anybody else? Not really. In fact, they aren't even in the top 5 most inconsistent teams. Let us explain.