Pac 12 Play Starts This Week For The Dawgs vs Cal

Terry Hollimon

The Huskies jump right into Pac 12 play in week 2 of the 2019 season as the California Bears travel to Seattle Saturday to take on the Dawgs in Husky Stadium. Here are some things that you need to know before Saturday:

The Game

The Washington Huskies (1-0) will face  The California Bears (1-0) this Saturday night, Sept. 7, at Husky Stadium. The game, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT, will air on FOX Sports 1. UW is still ranked No. 13 in the AP Top 25 and No. 12 in the USA Today coaches’ poll. Cal, which beat UC Davis in its opener, is not ranked. The Huskies beat FCS preseason No. 3 Eastern Washington, 47-14, last Saturday at Husky Stadium. 

The Bears in Week 1

Cal squeaked out a win vs UC-Cal Davis last weekend 27-13. The Bears suffered 4 turnovers vs Cal Davis, continuing the trend of the 2018 Bears who led the nation in turnovers, giving the ball away to opponents 31 times last year.  

Did You Know

UW has won 15 consecutive home games, the fourth-longest such active streak in FBS. UW’s defense has also led the Pac-12 in scoring defense and total defense in each of the last four years. 106 players on the current UW football roster, a little over half (55) are freshmen or redshirt freshmen ... Washington played 10 true freshmen vs. Eastern Washington: DL Jacob Bandes, PK Tim Horn, OLB Laiatu Latu, CB Trent McDuffie, WR Puka Nacua, DL Noa Ngalu, DL Faatui Tuitele, LB Alphonzo Tuputala, DB Asa Turner and DB Cameron Williams.  Jacob Eason made his UW debut as starting quarterback vs. EWU. His 349 yards were the most ever by a Husky QB in his first start while his 4 TD passes tied for the seventh-most in UW history

Speaking of 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. The Huskies hold a 54-40-4 record in the 98-game, all-time series, which began in 1904. Washington has won nine of the last 12 after Cal had won five in a row (2002-2006).

How To Catch the Game

If you can’t make it to Husky Stadium to watch the Dawgs take on Cal in person, the game will air on FOX Sports 1 with Brian Custer (play by play) and Robert Smith (analyst) on the call. The game can also be viewed on the FOX Sports Go app. The game can also be heard on KOMO AM-1000 and FM-97.7