At stake: Huskies looking for what would be one of their bigger upsets to take a step closer to a winning season and a bowl game.
What to expect: All eyes will be on UW quarterback Carl Bonnell, replacing the injured Isaiah Stanback. It is Bonnell's third career start and first since October 2004. Huskies may throw more intermediate passes to take advantage of Bonnell's accuracy and also may try to run more out of their two-back offense to take pressure off Bonnell. And if Bonnell struggles or gets hurt, UW may turn to true freshman Jake Locker. Offensively, Golden Bears like to look for the big play, and UW gave up three of 40 yards or longer last week against
12:30 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium
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Notes: After losing 29 straight to UW from 1977-2001, the Bears have won the last four, and have beaten the Huskies an average of 51-12 in the last three. ... Last time UW traveled to
Injuries: UW — QB Isaiah Stanback (foot) out, LB Trenton Tuiasosopo (hand) questionable, CB Dashon Goldson (ankle), S C.J. Wallace (knee), LB E.J. Savannah (hand) probable.
Cal — RG Norris Malele (leg), DE Nu'u Tafisi (leg), S Thomas DeCoud (knee), RT Scott Smith (knee) probable.
Prediction: This was a bad matchup for the Huskies even before the loss of Stanback.