Fans from all over the Bay Area, the state and the country converged in Palo Alto Saturday for the 120th playing of the Big Game between Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.
Some fans camped overnight, and by mid-day, the Stanford's campus was full of music, food and excitement as generations of fans came together to celebrate the storied rivalry. Tailgaters set up across the sprawling Stanford campus. Some were more elaborate than others, but the common theme among fans was the excitement to socialize with friends before the game.
Despite the long-standing rivalry, fans from both sides said that what made it unique was the respect the two teams and their fans had for the other university at the end of the day.
Stanford beat Cal 17-14 to claim its eighth straight victory in the rivalry. But there was a lot that happened before the teams took the field.
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