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Sunday, October 15, 2006
AP: Bears change habits to break 27-year skid in Pullman
By JOHN K. WILEY
PULLMAN, Wash. -- California has built a reputation this season for jumping to quick first half leads, then slowing to a more controlled offensive scheme in the second half of high-scoring games. Things went according to plan in the first half Saturday, when the Golden Bears went up 21-3 against WashingtonState, but Cal changed its stripes during the second half, relying on its defense after the offense went flat. Despite the victory, the Bears dropped one place to No. 11 in this week's Associated Press college football poll. "In the second half, we just shot ourselves in the foot so many times," Cal coach Jeff Tedford said. "It just was not a very good effort today on the offensive side of the ball."