Cal frustrated by Stanford's success

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 16, 2011
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer When defensive end Trevor Guyton and the rest of California's senior class arrived in Berkeley, Cal was competing for conference titles and major bowl bids while rival Stanford was a struggling team that would have been happy just to make a bowl. As they prepare for their final Big Game on Saturday, the Bay Area rivalry has flipped. The eighth-ranked Cardinal are looking to bolster their credentials for a BCS berth, while the Golden Bears have to be satisfied with playing the role of spoilers. Guyton calls the turnabout frustrating, but says a win on Saturday at Stanford Stadium would go a long way toward easing that pain by improving Cal's bowl standing and dealing a blow to the Cardinal's BCS hopes.
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