The California Golden Bears are coming off back-to-back blowout losses, but they will return home to face Washington on Friday.
At 3-6 and with three regular season games remaining, Cal will need to win out if they want to become bowl eligible. That task will start against Washington, a team which Cal has lost three straight games against. The Bears rank above Washington in several statistical categories, despite having a worse record.
Cal ranks 67th in the country in passing yards per game at 228.1 yards per game, but will be without their top receiving threat in Keenan Allen. Allen injured his shoulder late in the game against Utah and will miss at least the game against Washington.
One of the keys for the California defense against Washington will be to try to create turnovers. During a recent three-game losing streak, Washington quarterback Keith Price turned the ball over 10 times. He's done a better job of protecting the ball in the Huskies victories, so putting pressure on him could be a key.
The recent games between the teams have been close with Washington winning 31-23 last season and 16-13 in Berkeley in 2010.
Game time, TV channel: 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Online streaming video: Watch ESPN will be available for live streaming depending on your cable provider.
Point spread: California favored by 4 points