October 03, 2014
California's Jared Goff passes against Colorado during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Ben Margot

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Expect a whole lot of offense when Mike Leach pits his ''Air Raid'' offense against Sonny Dykes' ''Bear Raid'' on Saturday.

Coming into this weekend's game in Pullman, Leach's Washington State team has the nation's No. 1 passing offense, while Cal's is No. 8. And it's not a coincidence.

Dykes was an assistant to Leach at Texas Tech, where the current Cal coach was schooled in the Air Raid. But the Cal offense features more running plays than Washington State uses.

Washington State (2-3, 1-1 Pac-12) averages 480 yards passing per game, while California (3-1, 1-1) averages 363 yards through the air. A victory would give the Golden Bears their first 4-1 start since the 2008 season.

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