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Stanford clinches Pac-12 North title with Big Game victory

Ty Montgomery AP

No. 9 Stanford clinched its second-straight Pac-12 North title with a 63-13 romp over rival California on Saturday night.

With the win, Stanford improves to 9-2 overall and 7-2 in conference, while California drops to 1-11 and 0-9.

Receiver Ty Montgomery scored Stanford’s first four touchdowns and finished with five touchdowns overall (matching the school record) while catching five passes for 160 yards. The Cardinal hadn’t scored 30 points in five-straight games, but Cal’s horrible defense cured what ailed them. Stanford gained a season-high 600 yards of total offense, including 418 through the air.

The loss was Cal’s 10th straight as the Bears finished up Sonny Dykes’ disappointing first season.

For Stanford, it was the culmination of a see-saw week. Fresh off a disappointing loss to USC, it looked like the Cardinal’s conference title hopes were up in smoke. But thanks to Arizona’s 42-16 win over Oregon, Stanford now has a chance to win back-to-back league titles for the first time since 1970-71.

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3 Responses to “Stanford clinches Pac-12 North title with Big Game victory”
  1. thefiesty1 says: Nov 23, 2013 9:05 PM

    Oh Boy, the tree beat a winless team and that puts them into the championship game? Tough league.

  2. swu32733 says: Nov 23, 2013 10:16 PM

    Well Nike U doesn’t want the Rose Bowl. After the ass kicking they got from Arizona let’s see how the Hucks like the Sun Bowl.

  3. Anoesis says: Nov 23, 2013 11:08 PM

    thefiesty1-
    Cal has one victory. If you meant no conference wins you’re right. Just like every conference in the nation except the MAC West, PAC12 South, and CUSA West. Even the “mighty” SEC has winless teams in both halves of the conference.

    http://www.thepostgame.com/commentary/201208/better-without-em-northern-manifesto-southern-secession-chuck-thompson-sec-bcs

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