SEATTLE -- All the changes that Cal made last week, and the one that didn't happen, had no impact on the bottom line in a 41-17 loss to Washington in front of 66,328 late-night fans Saturday at Husky Stadium.
First-year coach Sonny Dykes revamped his offensive line and stayed the course with freshman quarterback Jared Goff, but dividends of those moves will have to show another day.
The storyline didn't seem much different in this one.
"Feels similar ... frustrating," Dykes said. "We certainly don't ever want to get used to losing. They all sting badly.
"It's tough because you play good in spurts, but that's not good enough against the people we're playing against."
The Bears (1-7, 0-5 Pac-12) lost their 12th straight game to a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent and their 10th straight in conference play. They surrendered at least 40 points for the sixth time this season and haven't even held a lead during a six-game losing streak that dates back to Sept. 7.
With four games left, including home dates the next two weeks against Arizona and USC, linebacker Khairi Fortt insisted the team still believes it can win again.
"Oh yes, for sure. There's no doubt," he said. "Nobody's giving up on Coach Dykes or the staff or the team."
Goff, who held off redshirt freshman Zach Kline in a weeklong practice battle, was turnover-free and played with more calm and confidence, Dykes said. Dykes confirmed that the true freshman likely will keep the job for the rest of the season.
The Marin native passed for 336 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown to Chris Harper, but acknowledged problems.
"We can't expect to score 10 points in 31/2 quarters and win the game," said Goff, alluding to the 73-yard TD run by freshman Khalfani Muhammad that got the Bears their final seven points with five minutes left.
Dykes gave solid marks to the new-look offensive line, on which guard Jordan Rigsbee was moved to center, freshman Chris Borrayo was pulled out of his redshirt year to start at left guard, and redshirt freshman Christian Okafor got his first start at left tackle.
But Goff was sacked five times and the run game managed just 58 yards, aside from Muhammad's late dash.
"Obviously, we've got to continue to play better," Dykes said of the line. "I thought they were a little more physical than we have been."
Washington (5-3, 2-3) used a career-best 241 rushing yards from Bishop Sankey and 376 passing yards from Keith Price to snap a three-game losing skid.
Arizona (5-2, 2-2 Pac-12) at Cal (1-7, 0-5), 12:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks