It was no coincidence that the California Golden Bears elected to stage their homecoming game on a Thursday Night at AT&T Park against the despised USC Trojans.
No matter the playing level, you generally schedule a homecoming game against somebody you think you can beat. Even on a Thursday night on a "neutral field," the nationally-televised game was leading into what the Bears were calling "Homecoming Weekend."
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