The Jacob Eason era got off to a fast start for the Washington Huskies at Week 1.
Eason threw for 349 yards and 4 touchdowns using the Georgia Bulldogs in his first touchdown pass since 2016. He wasn’t going to overtake Jake Fromm because the starter so that he transferred to a place where it had been near a lock that he would be playing.
Eason made a good choice with moving to not only a place where he’s going to play, but for a competitor who has a shot at anything. Washington didn’t have a lot of test against Eastern Washington. But they came ready to play in a game that they could have gone through the motions in.
The California Golden Bears will be in the city for the real test for the two teams in the 2019 year old. Cal were winners with a score of 27-13 against UC-Davis at Week 1. UC-Davis are a better team than advertised, so it might have been a trap place to open the season.
They beat San Jose State last season, an FBS faculty, and then gave Stanford they could handle in a 30-10 loss. The Golden Bears got a huge performance out of running back Christopher Brown Jr. since he gashed that the UC-Davis for 197 yards on 5.5 yards per carry. Marcel Dancy also dashed for 6.4 yards per carry on 6.4 yards per carry.
Justin Wilcox took the reins at Cal and the culture changed . With Jarred Goff off to the NFL, Cal needed to stop relying on having rely more and to score 50 points per game. Wilcox has transformed the defense to a few of the units that were leading in the worst in the Pac-12.
Without having to score an offensive touchdown, cal beat Washington last year, 12-10. That is crazy to think before Wilcox became head coach where the Golden Bears were considering. Head below for our free Cal vs. Washington pick.
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Cal leaned heavily on their defense to finish with a record of 7-5 going into the Cheez-It Bowl. Their defense has been lights out from TCU, but it was not enough in a 10-7 loss. Put this shield and Cal are going to be favorites in the Pac-12. I could say there is not nearly as much stress on the shield than in the past. The Golden Bears and with the ball ownership game play rather than going lightning. The defense had no time to rest.
The Golden Bears finished nationally with just 319 yards allowed per contest in 2018. They also permitted just 21.4 points per game. Where they had to play a few good offenses and that was in the Pac-12. Cal n’t beat up. Arizona, Washington State, Oregon, USC, and Stanford were all on their schedule. Cal return pretty well everyone, although going back to last season is meaningless given roster turnover.
This really can be a veteran team, with everyone back on defense. Over their last seven matches of the 2018 season, Cal allowed just 14.9 points per match. If linebacker Cameron Goode didn’t blow his knee out early in 2018 they could have been even better last season. He looked strong against UC-Davis, leading to the triumph with a sack and has been healthy. They’re definitely among the most underrated defenses in the nation.
Quarterback Chase Garbers is back for Cal Also. Wilcox expects to see him take leaps after throwing for 10 interceptions and 14 touchdowns . Garbers hurried for 2 touchdowns and 420 yards also. He faces a tough matchup against a Washington defense that is solid. There isn’t much expertise about the Huskies.
Myles Bryant and seniors Benning Potoa’e will be the only returning starters. The secondary watched four players graduating. They are likely to be demanding, but can’t see them as strong as last season in the year. This ought to allow the Cal offense as well as Garbers to perform competitively. 14 points sounds like a great deal of points given Cal’s ability . The Golden Bears have a good deal of significance for the pay, although washington likely acquire.