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Senior Sean Parker and the Dawgs return to Husky Stadium for an 8 p.m. game Saturday night vs. California.
Dawgs To Take On Cal Late Saturday Night
Release: 10/21/2013
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The Game:  The Washington football team (4-3 overall, 1-3 Pac-12) will try to break a three-game skid this Saturday night when California (1-6, 0-4) visits for a late-night, 8:00 p.m. kickoff at Husky Stadium. The Huskies and their fans will be remembering longtime former head coach Don James, who passed away Oct. 20, at the age of 80. James coached the Dawgs from 1975 to 1992. Saturday night’s game will air live on FOX Sports 1. After the Cal game, the Dawgs have an off week before a home date with Colorado on Nov. 9.

Quick Snaps:  Bishop Sankey enters the week as the nation’s No. 8 rusher with 131.6 yards per game ... he’s rushed for 100 or more in nine of the last 12 ... Sankey’s 2,547 career rush yards are good for 7th in UW history, just ahead of Hugh McElhenny ... Keith Price moved into the No. 2 spot in UW career passing yards in ASU game ... he now has 7,746 career yards, having moved past Jake Locker (7,639) on the career chart ... Austin Seferian-Jenkins has 17 career touchdown receptions, easily the most in UW history by a tight end, but also tied for fourth-most in Husky history among all players ... the UW has scored on its opening drive of the third quarter in six of seven games this season ... Washington is highly ranked in the NCAA in a number of offensive and defensive categories, including: 10th in 3rd-down conversions, 17th in first downs, 24th in total offense and 12th in completion pct., as well as 12th in pass efficiency defense ... the Huskies have turned the ball over nine times this year, but have allowed only one of those turnovers to be converted into a touchdown ... conversely, the UW has converted seven of 10 takeaways into touchdowns ... UW ran more than 80 plays in each of the first five games this season (85, 85, 81, 86, 88) ... 10 true freshmen played this season: WR Darrell Daniels, DB Kevin King, DE Joe Mathis, WR John Ross, WR Damore’ea Stringfellow, PK Cameron Van Winkle, DB Trevor Walker, DE Marcus Farria, WR Taelon Parson, DB Kaleb Taylor ... not counting specialists (kickers, punter, snappers, holders, returners) the UW has 36 players who have started at least one game in their career, including eight offensive linemen ... however, only 25 different players have started a game this season.

Television:  The Washington-California game will air live on the FOX Sports 1, with Justin Kutcher (play-by-play), James Bates (analyst) and Brady Poppinga (sidelines) providing the commentary. The Pac-12 Network will also air condensed, one-hour replays of the game during the following week.

Radio:  The Washington IMG College Network, with its flagship station KJR 950-AM, will carry the live broadcast of every football game on 19 Northwest radio stations. Longtime play-by-play man Bob Rondeau and color analyst Damon Huard are joined by sideline reporter Elise Woodward. The UW broadcast of the game will also air on Sirius (92) and XM (190) satellite radio.

Huskies vs. Golden Bears History:  Washington and California are the only two teams that have played in what is now the Pac-12 Conference in every season since the league was founded in 1916. As that would indicate, they’ve played one another quite often. The Huskies hold a 51-38-4 record in the all-time series, which began in 1904. Last season in Berkeley, the UW earned a 21-13 win thanks largely to second-half TDs from Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Bishop Sankey. In 2011 in Seattle, the Huskies held on a late goalline stand to preserve a 31-23 victory as Keith Price threw for three TDs in the Pac-12 opener. In 2010 in Berkeley, the Huskies beat the Bears, 16-13, on the final play of the game, a one-yard run from Chris Polk, in the next-to-last week of the season. In 2009, the Huskies closed out their season with a 42-10 win over the Bears in Seattle. Jake Locker passed for 248 yards and three TDs and rushed for 77 and two more scores. In 2008, Cal won in Berkeley, in another season finale as Jahvid Best ran for 311 yards and four touchdowns on only 19 carries in a 48-7 Bears win. In 2007, the 37-23 Husky victory broke a streak of five straight Cal wins in the series. Prior to that five-game losing streak, the Huskies had won 19 consecutive games in the series, a streak that began with a 50-31 win in 1977. Before 2002, the last Cal win had come in 1976. Cal and UW first met in 1904, battling to a 6-6 tie in a game played in Seattle. In both 1915 and 1916, they played one another twice each year, with unbeaten Gil Dobie’s Washington team sweeping the four games. In 1917, Cal broke the UW’s 63-game unbeaten streak (still an NCAA record) with a 27-0 win in Berkeley. Other big games in the series include the 1937 game, when the unranked Huskies held No. 1 Cal to a 0-0 tie in Seattle. In 1991, the Bears probably came as close as anyone to beating Washington that national championship season, as Mike Pawlawski’s last-gasp pass into the endzone was batted down in a 24-17 UW win. Washington has also posted four of its nine biggest comebacks in history against California. The biggest ever was in 1988, when the Dawgs trailed 27-3 before rallying to win, 28-27. In 1981, Washington was down 21-0 in the third quarter before coming back for a 27-26 victory. A 20-point comeback in 1993 (24-23) and a 14-point rally in 1999 (31-27) also rank on the list. In 2001, the Huskies trailed 21-7 in the first quarter, but came back to earn a 31-28 victory in Berkeley. The Bears, however, then won five straight against the Huskies. In 2002, the Bears beat the Huskies, 34-27, at Husky Stadium to break the Dawgs’ 19-game streak in the series. The following year in Berkeley, Cal routed Washington, 54-7, in the next-to-last game of the season. In 2004, the Bears visited Husky Stadium and left with a 42-12 win. The 2005 game was a 56-17 Bears win in Seattle. In 2006 in Berkeley, Carl Bonnell hit Marlon Wood with a 40-yard pass on the final play of regulation to force overtime, but the Bears won in OT, 31-24. In 2007, Louis Rankin rushed for 224 yards and BrandonJohnson ran for 121 as the Huskies never trailed en route to the 37-23 win. Once again, it was Bonnell at the controls as the UW was without Jake Locker due to an injury suffered the previous week at Oregon State.

Washington-California Ties:  Washington has three former California assistant coaches on its current staff. UW offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau was on the staff at Cal from 2002 to 2005 and again last season. First-year Husky defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi played and coached in Berkeley, beginning his playing career in 2000. Husky offensive line coach and run game coordinator Dan Cozzetto worked on the Golden Bears staff for two seasons (1990-91) under Bruce Snyder. Cal’s roster lists just one player from the state of Washington: DL Deandre Coleman (Garfield). Washington’s roster includes numerous Californians, including 12 from Northern California: Josh Banks (Stockton), DiAndre Campbell (Oakland), Darrell Daniels (Pittsburg), Ross Dolbec (Orinda), Travis Feeney (Richmond), Kevin King (San Leandro), Scott Lawyer (San Jose), Marcus Peters (Oakland), Elijah Qualls (Petaluma), Neel Salukhe (San Jose), Shaq Thompson (Sacramento) and Cleveland Wallace (San Jose).

Huskies vs. Bay Area Schools:  Washington has a combined, all-time record of 104-78-8 vs. opponents from the San Francisco Bay Area. Washington is 51-38-4 against Cal, 41-39-4 vs. Stanford, 10-0 vs. San Jose State, 1-1 vs. St. Mary’s and 1-0 vs. Santa Clara. The Huskies haven’t played Santa Clara since 1935 and St. Mary’s since 1947. Since 1977, UW is 54-14-0 vs. Bay Area teams: 24-5 vs. Cal, 22-9 vs. Stanford and 8-0 vs. San Jose State.

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