On Saturday, the Cal Golden Bears will take on the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium in both teams' first Pac-12 conference game.
Washington comes off a tough loss at No. 11 Nebraska while Cal comes into the game 3-0 with wins over Fresno State, Colorado (not considered a conference game) and FCS Presbyterian.
This game is significant for both teams considering they both face exceedingly difficult schedules going forward. Thus, this game could end up being the deciding factor in whether or not Cal or Washington becomes bowl eligible come December.
Here are five keys to the game for Cal if they expect to win on Saturday.