Known as the “Big Game” the Stanford Cardinal vs. California Golden Bears' rivalry has proven to be one of the most exciting games in college football with 118 meetings since their first game in 1892. The Big Game is the second most played rivalry game in college football and the oldest in the West. As of 2015, the Cardinal lead with 61 wins overall, while the Golden Bears have 46 wins.
The victor in the California Golden Bears vs. Stanford Cardinal annual game is awarded and gains possession of the Stanford Axe. The Stanford Axe has been a crucial part of the Stanford-California rivalry tradition and has been stolen several times by both sides. The week leading to the match-up of the Cardinal-Golden Bears is filled with traditions on both sides. Celebrations begin with rallies, reunions, luncheons, and bonfires to build the fan excitement and momentum for one of the biggest high-energy games of the season.
California-Stanford tickets sell quickly every season, no matter where each of the teams is expected to fall in the PAC-12 standings. Stanford Stadium and California Memorial Stadium may never be louder than during a Golden Bears vs. Cardinal game, and the impact of the game is incredible on both campuses. No matter if the game is set to take place in Stanford or Berkeley, TicketCity has you covered with the best Stanford Cardinal vs. Cal Golden Bears’ tickets at some of the cheapest prices on the market.
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at California Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA) Cardinal 45, Golden Bears 31The Stanford Cardinal won their seventh straight win against the California Golden Bears in the “Big Game” in Berkley with a final score of 45-31. A healthy Christian McCaffrey returned to the field and hit a record 284 yard which included a 90-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for Stanford. The Golden Bears struggled with their defense's lack of stopping the offense resulting as an un-ranked team towards the end of the season. The average ticket price for the Cal vs Stanford game was $65.
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Stanford Stadium (Stanford, CA) Cardinal 35, Golden Bears 22The Stanford Cardinal jumped out to a 21-6 halftime lead against rival California Golden Bears. The key player for Stanford was running back Christian McCaffrey, who ran for 192 yards resulting in a 49-yard touchdown and then a 98-yard touchdown from a kickoff return. Cal Golden Bears’ quarterback Jared Goff threw for 386 yards and two touchdowns but the Bears were only able to gain one touchdown and settled for three field goals. This was the sixth consecutive win for Stanford against Golden Bears in the Big Game.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at California Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA) Cardinal 38, Golden Bears 17After a disappointing season for Stanford, the Cardinal had something to celebrate after a big win against Golden Bear rivals in the Big Game. The Cardinal, with much pride, were able to bring the Stanford Axe back for the 5th year in a row. With the combination of Remound Wright running for four touchdowns and the defense holding back the Golden Bears, they dominated in the Big Game with the final lead of 21 points.