Cal Accused of Faking Injuries to Knock Off No. 1 Team

By Sajid Farooq
|  Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010  |  Updated 2:50 PM PDT
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Cal Accused of Faking Injuries to Knock Off No. 1 Team

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TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 25: Long snapper Matt Rios #50 of the California Golden Bears warms up on the sidelines during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Golden Bears 10-9. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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How do you knock off an undefeated college football team known for running their opponents off the field?

Fake an injury.

The California Golden Bears might have figured out how to knock off the top ranked Oregon Ducks but it is causing some controversy.

Cal held the Ducks to their lowest point total of the season, when Oregon escaped Berkeley with a 15-13 win.

But John Hunt of the Oregonian reports that the Bears may have faked injuries to slow down the Ducks, who are known for playing fast. Blazing fast.

An unnamed source within the Bears reportedly said Cal went into the game with a strategy of slowing down the Ducks by having players fake injuries.

If the allegations were true, it could be a violation of NCAA rules. For his part, Cal coach Jeff Tedford denied allegations as simple paranoia.

"I know any time anybody goes down against Oregon, (Ducks fans) always think that's the case, but it's not the case,'' he told the Oregoninan.

But watch the video below and decide for yourself.

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