Washington Football: What you need to know for California 10/27

Jake Browning, Washington football, Washington Huskies. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Jake Browning, Washington football, Washington Huskies. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

Washington Football resumes this week in Berkeley, CA as the Huskies head to Northern California and a PAC-12 game with Cal. Emerald City Swagger has all you need to know.

It’s a Washington football Saturday. Emerald City Swagger presents, what you need to know in order to enjoy the Washington Huskies PAC-12 game against the University of California today. Whether you are going to see the game in Berkeley, or staying at home and watching on television we have you covered.

Who: Washington Huskies (6-2, 4-1) at California Golden Bears (4-3, 1-3).

Where: California Memorial Stadium – Berkeley, California.

When: 3:30 p.m. PDT

TV: Fox Sports 1

Line: Washington Huskies -12, Over/Under 45.5 (Odds Shark)

Interesting Trends: The Huskies are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. Additionally, UW has gone under in seven of their last eight games.

Key Injuries: Washington, Out – WR Quinten Pounds (knee), DL Shane Bowman (foot), T Trey Adams (back), DB Austin Joyner (concussion), DL Jared Pulu (concussion). Doubtful – LB DJ Beavers (undisclosed). Questionable – RB Myles Gaskin (shoulder). California, Out – WR Brandon Singleton, OL Henry Bazakas, QB Ross Bowers, RB Derrick Clark, WR Jordan Duncan. Questionable – LB Derron Brown. Probable – LB Malik Psalms. First-half suspension – LB Zeandae Johnson

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Last Week


Cal was the latest team to dominate Oregon State in Corvallis. OSU didn’t even score until the Bears had 28 points on the board. Final Score 49-7. It was an offensive explosion for UCB, as they had 305 rushing yards and 539 total yards.

QB Chase Garbers – 17/26, 234 yards, 3 TDs, 8 rushes, 54 yards.

RB Patrick Laird – 22 carries, 193 yards, 2 TDs, 3 receptions, 48 yards, 1 TD.

WR Kanawai Noa – 5 catches, 73 yards, 1 DT.

LB Evan Weaver – 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 tackles for loss.

LB Jordan Kunaszyk – 10 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for loss.

S Trey Turner III – 10 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for loss.


The Huskies shut out Colorado in the second half on the way to a 27-13 home victory. Despite playing without Myles Gaskin, UW gained 201 rushing yards.

QB Jake Browning – 15/25, 150 yards,1 TD, 1 INT.

RB Salvon Ahmed – 9 carries, 78 yards, 1 TD.

WR Aaron Fuller – 5 receptions, 63 yards, 1 TD.

LB Ben Burr-Kirven – 15 tackles.

LB Ryan Bowman – 7 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss.

This Week

This game is far from a “gimme” against Cal. A month ago, the Golden Bears were a borderline top-25 team. Washington should continue running the football as they have all season. The key, however, will be stopping Cal’s rushing game and tailback Patrick Laird. It could be another big day for BBK.

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Covering 12 points against a good rushing team on the road may be a tough task. Washington is better across the board than their hosts. The Huskies are good for a seven-point win and to continue their part in making this year’s Apple Cup something above and beyond.