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  • BERKELEY, Calif. Paul Byron Jersey . -- Growing up in Texas, Davis Webb knew all about the Big Game rivalry between California and Stanford.Now as he finishes up his only season as starting quarterback at Cal, Webb gets to experience it first hand when the Golden Bears (4-6, 2-5 Pac-12) host the Cardinal (7-3, 5-3) on Saturday.I dont think theres anything like this game, he said. Theres so much tradition, so much pageantry and so many great players that have played in this game. Im just excited to be a part of it. From afar, living in Dallas, everybody knew what the Big Game was. Its going to be one of the greatest experiences Ive ever had in my life.While the Big Game is new to Webb, it has been part of Stanford coach David Shaws life for decades.Shaw remembers watching his first as a high school senior in 1989 when his father, Willie, was an assistant at Stanford and immediately noticed the heightened noise, energy and excitement in the stadium.That only increased the following year when Shaw was a player at Stanford and the Cardinal rallied for a 27-25 win after scoring a touchdown with 12 seconds left, missing a 2-point conversion, recovering an onside kick and capitalizing on two personal fouls to set up John Hopkins game-winning field goal.I say this every year, to the freshmen from all over the country and maybe the sophomores who didnt play last year, to not be surprised by the emotion as you walk through the stadium. Youre going to feel it, Shaw said. I feel it as a coach. Im an alum. Im a Stanford guy. And Big Game is always Big.Here are some other things to watch:BIG GAME STREAK: The rivalry has been extremely one-sided of late with Stanford winning the past six meetings -- one shy of the longest streak in series history held by the Cardinal from 1995-2001. Only one of those games was decided by fewer than 10 points and the average margin of victory has been 23.2 points per game.Thatd be a pretty cool legacy to leave, to be a part of a team that was able to beat Stanford, Webb said.BOWL BID: After opening the season 4-3, Cal has lost three straight games to put the Bears hopes of returning to a bowl game in serious jeopardy. The Bears must win their final two games against Stanford and UCLA to become bowl eligible, although they could have an outside shot of making a bowl with five wins if there are not enough six-win teams to fill up all the slots.We know whats at stake, Cal receiver Bug Rivera said. Everybody knows whats at stake. Wed really like to get that bowl opportunity and think were going to get it done.CHRYSTS PROGRESS: After going just 24 for 47 for 164 yards in his first two starts, Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst showed signs of improvement last week at Oregon. He completed 19 of 26 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns.Hes been making incremental improvements the first two games, Shaw said. Its the execution of the offense. All the positive signs were there in practice. No one wants it more and no one is pushing himself harder than Keller. All he has to do is play his part. He doesnt have to take the game over.STOPPING McCAFFREY: After being slowed by an undisclosed injury last month, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey has been back to his dynamic self the past three weeks. He has rushed for 503 yards at an average of 7.0 yards per carry and scored seven TDs in that span. He faces a Cal run defense that is second-worst in the FBS, allowing 283.4 yards rushing per game.---More AP college football: and  href="" target="_blank">Bernie Geoffrion Jersey . The team says the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona hosts third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting 4-1. Wholesale Canadiens Jerseys . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. ;. A statement from the worlds top-ranked player says all checks "were satisfactory and showed positive evolution" regarding the injury, which contributed to his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final in Melbourne.Scotland defence coach Matt Taylor says incoming boss Gregor Townsend should follow the blueprint of predecessor Vern Cotter. Glasgow coach Townsend takes over from the Kiwi next summer after the SRU confirmed Cotters contract would not be renewed at the conclusion of the 2017 Six Nations.Taylor works closely with both men - assisting Townsend at Glasgow while also helping Cotter prepare the Dark Blues - and believes the latter has put Scotland on the path to success Im lucky enough that Im in the Scotland set-up under Vern but also work with Gregor at Glasgow, said Australian-born Taylor who will remain Townsends No 2 with the national side.There hasnt been a formal plan drawn up [to ensure a smooth transition] but I know Gregor is on the phone to Vern a lot and they talk about different things. Vern Cotter will bow out at the end of the 2017 Six Nations I report back to Gregor too and tell him what were doing here in the Scotland camp and how were doing it. He recently said to me to make a note of anything that works well so we can continue with it going forward.Gregor is very detailed in his coaching so he is very conscious of things that work well and things that can be improved on. I would imagine he is only thinking about making small adaptations rather than wholesale changes.He will want to put his own spin on things as all new coaches do but hed be crazy to change everything, because were doing reasonably well. So there will be things that change, but also things that stay the same. Matt Taylor will join Townsend in the Scotland set-up next year Townsend could be left with a nasty hangover of the Cotter era, however, should Scotland lose out to Argentina on Saturday. Shea Weber Jersey. Scotland - ranked ninth in the world, one place behind the Pumas - can overtake them with a win at Murrayfield. Defeat, however, could have a knock-on effect for their World Cup seeding hopes.The draw for Japan 2019 takes place next May and governing body World Rugby will use the rankings to calculate the seeding for the pool stage. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price If Scotland end up outside the top eight, they face the daunting prospect of having to overcome two major nations to make the quarter-finals.But Taylor said: We have talked about winning and the processes we need to win, but we havent said we need to win because of our ranking. We know in the back of our minds its important but so is winning every Test match.Youre right to say this game has more importance in that sense but does that add pressure by saying that to the players? Were not preparing any less but of course we understand it. 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