By JOHN P. WISE
One Great Season
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Heading into the season, many thought the USC-Cal game on Oct. 3 would prove to be the biggest in the PAC 10, giving the winner the early inside track to a conference championship.
But USC suffered a surprise loss at Washington in Week 3, and Cal followed a week later with a surprising blowout loss at the hands of an embattled Oregon team.
So now that the Trojans and Bears each have a loss under their belts, Saturday's tilt at Memorial Stadium is even more critical. Cal quarterback Kevin Riley said Tuesday that all was not lost after the debacle at Oregon, adding that this weekend provides a quick chance for redemption.