Cal seeks 3rd win vs. ranked team against No. 4 Washington
No. 4 Washington (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12) at California (4-4, 2-3), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Line: Washington by 17.
Series record: Washington leads 52-39-4.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The Huskies have little room for slipups if they want to remain in position for a playoff berth. The Golden Bears look to beat a ranked team for a third time in a season for the first time since 2002 and move one step closer to bowl eligibility.
Washington secondary vs. Cal WRs. Huskies CB Sidney Jones leads a strong secondary with a Pac-12 beat 14 pass breakups. The DBs will have a tough task this week. Freshmen Demetris Robertson and Melquise Stovall each had nine catches last week and Chad Hansen (9.8 catches per game) could be back after missing two games with an ankle injury.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Washington: WR Dante Pettis. Pettis broke a school record with his fifth career punt return for TD last week to provide the winning margin at Utah. Pettis has brought two punts back for scores this season and also has 29 catches for 470 yards and eight TDs.
California: QB Davis Webb. Webb has been busy this season, leading the nation in pass attempts (415) and ranking second with 29 TD passes and third with 259 completions.
FACTS & FIGURES
Cal snapped a six-game losing streak in the series by winning last year in Seattle. … The Huskies have an 11-game winning streak that is second longest in the nation. … Washington leads the nation with a plus-1.63 turnover margin per game. … The Huskies have outscored opponents 107-7 in the first quarter and 214-34 in the first half. … Washington QB Jake Browning has 28 TD passes, five shy of the single-season school record set by Keith Price in 2011. … Cal already has wins over No. 11 Texas and No. 18 Utah. The last time the Bears beat three ranked teams in a year was in 2002 against Michigan State, Washington and Arizona State. … Cal has won five straight home games. … The Bears have converted 17 of 22 fourth-down tries.
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