Washington vs. Cal prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. Breaking down what will happen during Saturday’s game between the Huskies and Golden Bears late night in Berkeley.
Washington fans can claim disrespect after being left out of the College Football Playoff’s top four teams, but they shouldn’t fret. The Huskies are going to win this game – easily – and continue winning until they are playing on New Year’s Eve. Myles Gaskin has been great lately, and he’ll have another big game against Cal.
If you’re a Cal fan, you’re hanging on the fact that the team has alternated wins and losses all season, and is coming off a loss. It’s also a late game at home, where, as the Texas contest earlier in the year proved, anything can happen. Aaaaand, that’s about it. Washington is the most complete team in the nation, its pass defense is top-10 nationally, the offense is dangerous and is playing a tissue-paper D, and the players should be rightfully ticked. Cal’s offense keeps it close early, but Washington will pull away in the second half.
Davis Webb has really impressed me this season, and Demetris Robertson is a star in the making. But Chad Hansen is still hobbled, and the Golden Bears are going up against a straight-up nasty defensive unit for Washington. Azeem Victor and Keishawn Bierria will knock you back into yesteryear. With Jake Browning dropping dimes and Myles Gaskin providing some pop from the backfield, there’s no way the Huskies lose this game.
Washington star running back Myles Gaskin has rushed for 100+ yards in four consecutive games. Meanwhile, Cal’s run defense is dead last in the entire country. The Huskies take this one easily, especially with that giant chip on their shoulder.
“Wahhhhhh! We were left out of the top four of the first College Football Playoff rankings. Why is there such East Coast bias?”
That is my impression of every Washington fan right now. You know what? Just keep winning and things will take care of themselves. (Well, unless you are the 2004 Auburn team, and then you are going to get screwed. Yes, I am still bitter.)
The Huskies just need to take care of business and keep winning. They will do that in Berkeley this Saturday.