Washington (4-1, 0-1) last played a road game August 30 in Hawaii. After posting 179 yards and just six points on offense in suffering their first loss to Stanford on September 27, the Huskies come off a bye week with a clear focus on being more productive on offense.
A week after beating Colorado 59-56 in double overtime, California held on to beat Washington State 60-59 on Saturday in a game in which WSU quarterback Connor Halliday broke the NCAA passing record.
It was the first win for WSU at Cal since 2002, snapping an 8-game losing streak to the Bears. In 2002, Jason Gesser was at the helm, leading WSU to an eventual Rose Bowl appearance. This time it was Halliday who finished 42-for-67 with 521 yards passing, falling just 10 yards shy of the school record.