The best rivalry in college football. Stanford University plays University California Berkeley (Cal) for The Axe. The Big Game in 1982 had the most spectacular but controversial finish in the history of college football. Simply called The Play
, five Cal players touched the ball on a zany kickoff return that gave Cal a 25-20 victory, although I swear the second player's knee was down.
Stanford has the record for consecutive Big Game victories, winning in 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, and 01.
Cal has won the last two Big Games.