The anticipated early-season clash between UCLA and Cal Poly ended up being not being as close as some (like this editor) expected.
A game though to have the potential to go either way ended up going heavily UCLA's way to the tune of 65-7. UCLA was fast and aggressive, led 41-0 at halftime, and cruised.
Cal won the Storer Classic and took a significant step forward in the process.
The annual tournament featuring University of California system programs has been won by Cal every year, but how they win it differs—sometimes it's a roll through all of the opponents, and sometimes it's a little tougher.
STANFORD, Calif. – California went 5-0 and won PAC 7s Champions on Sunday, taking the tournamet for the seventh time in the past eight years.
After going 3-0 to sweep pool play on Saturday, the Bears entered Sunday with a tough challenge against the UCLA Bruins in the Cup Semifinal.
It's going to be a bit of a repeat of October as November welcomes the PAC-12 Conference Sevens to Stanford.
UCLA took the West Coast 7s in dramatic fashion, defeating Arizona 17-14 with a try in the corner on the final play.
The Bruins were superb throughout the tournament, finding a way to get both speedster Eric Naposki and speedster Lucas Lacamp space to punish defenders. Much of that hinged on the vision of Shane Barry, who repeatedly set those two free.