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October 22, 2013 at 6:04 AM

First look: California Golden Bears

Washington State's Ioane Gauta sacks Cal quarterback Jared Goff on Oct. 5 in Berkeley. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Washington State’s Ioane Gauta sacks Cal quarterback Jared Goff on Oct. 5 in Berkeley. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

California at Washington

Game time: 8 p.m. at Husky Stadium

TV: Fox Sports 1.

Coach: Sonny Dykes (1-6, first year at Cal; 23-20 overall, including three seasons at Louisiana Tech).

Record: 1-6, 0-4 Pac-12.

Last game: Oregon State’s Sean Mannion threw for 481 yards and four touchdowns, and the Beavers routed the Bears 49-17 in Corvallis to keep Cal winless in the Pac-12.

The series: UW leads 58-31-4

The early line: Huskies by 23 points.

Key players: There’s uncertainty at quarterback for Cal, too. True freshman Jared Goff was benched in the third quarter of the Bears’ loss at Oregon State in favor of redshirt freshman Zach Kline. Goff has committed 11 turnovers this season. Kline threw two touchdowns and one interception after replacing Goff Saturday. … Receiver Chris Harper is averaging 99.7 yards receiving per game, with 52 catches and four touchdowns. Bryce Treggs has 46 receptions. … Senior defensive lineman Deandre Coleman, a Garfield High product, leads the Bears with 5.5 tackles for loss.

Cal’s key to success: The rebuilding Bears are minus-11 in turnover margin this season. Their best shot at their first Pac-12 win would figure to be a serious reversal of that statistics, which would have to include dramatically improved play from one of their young quarterbacks.

By the numbers

374: Days since Cal’s last victory over an FBS opponent, a 31-17 win at Washington State on Oct. 13, 2012

357.0: Average passing yards per game for Cal, seventh-best in the FBS

346.7: Average passing yard Cal allows per game, dead last in the FBS

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