Today is leftovers day — the day after Thanksgiving — except on the football field. For Bay Area fans, this is the season’s main course.

Cal and Stanford collide for the 123rd time today, with a 1:30 p.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium. Seriously, they’re both 0-2 and neither is positioned to challenge for the Pac-12 North title.

For fans of the team, I might as well just utter blah, blah, blah.

Because this is the Big Game and it’s a big deal to everyone involved.

A potential Pac-12 South showdown with Colorado visiting USC was canceled Thursday because the Trojans don’t have enough scholarship players.

All picks against the spread

Lines taken from (updated Tuesday lines)

Last week: Jake 2-2, Jeff 1-3

Season: Jake 6-7, Jeff 4-9


Stanford (plus-1.5) at Cal, (1:30 p.m., FOX)

Jake: Even with expected absences on the offensive line, the Bears’ offense is close to clicking. Pick: Cal

Jeff: The Bears gained confidence by winning the Big Game at Stanford last season. Especially Chase Garbers. Pick: Cal

Oregon (minus-14) at Oregon State (4:30 p.m., ESPN)

Jake: The Ducks will be out to prove their mediocre performance against UCLA was an aberration. Pick: Oregon

Jeff: Being relegated way down at No. 15 in the first College Football Playoff rankings will motivate the Ducks to win and win big. Pick: Oregon


Arizona (plus-9) at UCLA (5 p.m., FOX)

Jake: With or without Dorian Thompson-Robinson, the Bruins seem to be getting better. Pick: UCLA

Jeff: Agreed that UCLA is improving, but Arizona will cover here. Pick: Arizona

Utah (no line posted) at Washington (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

Jake: Utah will be better than it was in its opener and should cover. Pick: Utah

Jeff: The Huskies are sniffing a chance to win the Pac-12 North. Pick: Washington

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