Here's a breakdown of Cal's 2014 schedule:

  • Aug. 30 at Northwestern, 12:30 p.m.: The Bears will try to snap a 16-game losing streak to FBS opponents when they visit Big Ten country.

  • Sept. 6 vs. Sacramento State, noon: The Bears routed the Hornets 41-3 in 2005 in their only previous clash with the FCS opponent.

  • Sept. 20 at Arizona, tba: Cal's 33-28 home loss to the Wildcats last season was the closest it came to victory in Pac-12 play.

  • Sept. 27 vs. Colorado, tba: The Buffaloes prevailed 41-24 at Boulder last year in the first measure of two programs with new head coaches.

  • Oct. 4 at Washington State, tba: The Bears' most recent Pac-12 victory came nearly two years ago at WSU, but the Cougars won 44-22 in Berkeley last season.

  • Oct. 11 vs. Washington, tba: Cal gets its first look at te Huskies under coach Chris Petersen, architect of the powerhouse Boise State program.

  • Oct. 18 vs. UCLA, tba: Quarterback Brett Hundley will be the first of two Heisman Trophy candidates that the Bears will see in a seven-day span.

  • Oct. 24 vs. Oregon at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, 7 p.m.: QB Marcus Mariota, Heisman candidate No. 2, is sure to make Cal's first visit to tne 49ers' new stadium a challenging assignment.

  • Nov. 1 at Oregon State, tba: Cal is just 3-12 vs. Beavers since '99 and has allowed 111 points in the past two matchups.

  • Nov. 13 at USC, 6 p.m.: Bears get 12 days to prepare for a Thursday night bid to end a 10-game losing streak to Trojans.


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  • Nov. 22 vs. Stanford, tba: The major goal for Sonny Dykes is to make Big Game competitive. The Cardinal crushed the Bears 63-13 last year and holds a 163-58 scorng edge in the past four meetings.

  • Nov. 29 vs. BYU, tba: Independent Cougars tune up against Savannah State the week before visiting Berkeley.