California Football Schedule 2016: 5 Keys For The Bears

    How does the California football schedule look going into the 2016 season?

    January 23, 2016


    How does the California Golden Bear football schedule look going into the 2016 season?


    2016 California Bears Football Schedule

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    2016 California Golden Bears

    Aug. 27 Hawaii (in Sydney, Australia)
    Sept. 3 OPEN DATE
    Sept. 10 at San Diego State
    Sept. 17 Texas
    Sept. 24 at Arizona State
    Oct. 1 Utah
    Oct. 8 at Oregon State
    Oct. 15 OPEN DATE
    Oct. 21 Oregon
    Oct. 27 at USC
    Nov. 5 Washington
    Nov. 12 at Washington State
    Nov. 19 Stanford
    Nov. 26 UCLA

    Non-Conference Games Hawaii (in Australia), at San Diego State, Texas

    Games vs. the South at Arizona State, Utah, at USC, UCLA

    5 Keys to the Schedule

    – If you’re going to play Hawaii on the road, you play in Hawaii. However, going to Sydney, Australia to play a college football game is cool. The Bears are going to need a week off to rest up after the trip, and it’s getting it.

    – Going to deal with Mountain West champion San Diego State on the road is hardly easy, and hosting Texas is going to be a fight. The Bears have one of the most interesting non-conference situations in the Pac-12.

    – They have to play both USC and UCLA from the South, facing the Trojans on the road. Going to Arizona State – especially after facing Texas – also isn’t a positive break. It would’ve been nice to get Colorado on the slate.

    – All three top teams from the North have to come to Berkeley, facing Oregon, Washington and Stanford in the second half of the season. Making things even better, three of the four November games are at home.

    – WATCH OUT FOR … back-to-back games against Oregon and USC. If Cal really wants to be a player, it comes off its bye week roaring with a win over the Ducks. Want to really be nasty? Go to LA and come away with the win.

    2017 Non-Conference Games at North Carolina, Weber State, Ole Miss

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