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With Stanford wrapping up a losing season and California denied a bowl bid by N.C.A.A. sanctions, the stakes in

today´s Big Game might appear to be fairly small.

Not so.

For Stanford, continuing their seven-game winning streak will give them Bay Area bragging rights despite a two-and-eight record.

For Cal, snapping that losing streak at home would be the icing on a six-and-five season and give the school its first winning record since 1993.

Stanford nose tackle Trey Freeman put it simply – “As a senior class, it´s the most important game we´re going to play.”

Stanford has history on its side. It holds a 54-39-and-11 record overall in the rivalry.