Cal did not escape their win over Texas unscathed. Some things to monitor this week as we prepare for Cal to kickoff Pac-12 play in the Pacific Northwest.
Quarterback Jared Goff was noticeably gimpy in the fourth quarter of Cal's win over Texas. Goff said after the game that his ankle got rolled up on, but it was minor and he will be ready to go against Washington. Everyone who remembers Nate Longshore is wincing, but we'll have to take Goff's word that he's all healed up. He's going to practice fully when the Bears resume full workouts on Tuesday.
As we all know, running back Daniel Lasco did not suit up for Cal this week against Texas. Lasco was in sweats early before kickoff, so you have to guess that his status will remain questionable for this week. Hopefully he'll be back in time for Washington, but kudos to the rest of the Cal running attack (Khalfani Muhammad, Vic Enwere, Tre Watson) stepping up in his absence. Lasco aims to return to practice.
Cal defensive end DeVante Wilson was carted off the field before the start of the second half. Sonny Dykes stated in the Sunday conference call that Wilson had a foot injury and he's scheduled to undergo an MRI. Multiple Bears had to step up and play defensive end reps in the second half like Puka Lopa and Jonathan Johnson, and you'd expect that platoon to continue to work if Wilson is out for an extended period of time.
Cal safety Damariay Drew also had a foot injury according to Dykes. Drew had to be helped off the field in the first half, returned, then didn't play much of the second half. Luke Rubenzer and Khari Vanderbilt saw the bulk of replacement snaps.