Cal football coach Sonny Dykes confirmed Thursday that true freshman Jared Goff will start at quarterback Saturday against Washington State.

Dykes said both Goff and redshirt freshman Zach Kline performed well all week in practice, but Goff's body of work this season earned him the opportunity to retain his starting job.

Goff was benched after losing two fumbles in the first quarter of the Bears' 55-16 loss at Oregon in a rainstorm in Eugene. Kline was 18-of-37 passing for 165 yards and one touchdown with one interception in relief last weekend.

  • Stefano Bonomo, Omid Jalali and Steve Birnbaum had goals to lead the No. 1 Cal men's soccer team (7-0-1, 1-0 Pac-12) to a 3-1 win over visiting Oregon State (7-3, 0-1). The Bears outshot the Beavers 14-5.

  • Darwin Jones had a goal and two assists, leading the third-ranked Washington men's soccer team (7-0-2, 1-0 Pac-12) to a 3-1 victory at Stanford (5-2-1, 0-1). Matt Taylor's header in the 65th minute tied it for Stanford, but Taylor Peay got the go-ahead goal in the 78th.

  • Led by multiple wins by Jeremy Bagshaw and Tyler Messerschmidt, the Cal men's swim team began its dual meet season with a 149-104 win over visiting Pacific. Bagshaw won the 200-yard freestyle (1 minutes, 40.01 seconds) and 500 free (4:29.89), and Messerschmidt took the 50 free (20.16) and 100 free (44.55).

  • Felicia Lee and junior Maddy Schaefer each won two events to help the Stanford women's swim team begin its Pac-12 dual meet season with 147-104 win against visiting Washington State.


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    Lee won the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.82) and 50 free (23.55). Schaefer took first in the 100 backstroke (55.13) and 100 free (50.33).

  • Cal ended its run in the Saint Francis ITA All-American Championships singles main draw when Campbell Johnson and Ben McLachlan were ousted in Tulsa, Okla.

    Johnson beat Michigan State's Drew Lied 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, then fell to Vanderbilt's Gonzales Austin, 6-3, 6-1. McLachlan lost to North Carolina's Ronnie Schneider, 6-4, 7-6 (4).