Khalfani Muhammad is looking like he'll play. Muhammad had surgery on his left thumb this weekend and looked like he might be questionable, but Sonny Dykes feels confident that his running back will be ready to go come Saturday. However, Dykes did say the cast will affect him. I imagine you'll see Tre Watson and Vic Enwere get snaps if Muhammad proves to be limited.
The big surprise is the reinstatement of Maximio Espitia, who had been suspended for the entire season earlier this summer. Despite that suspension, Espitia has been conditioning all year long and just returned to practice this week. Dykes says he could play on Saturday and his year-long suspension was shortened after meeting conditions set by the athletic department. Espitia satisfied those conditions, at which point Dykes reinstated him. He will return as a linebacker.
Avery Sebastian will also return to the field on Saturday after missing the Washington State game, and Dykes says he's looking really good. That would be awesome, as a healthy Sebastian is probably our best backline defender on the field and could shore up some of the issues we've had in pass defense the past three weeks. It'd be good to have Sebastian back out there and ready to go, because...
Stefan McClure is questionable yet again. His calf injury has kept him out of action since the Arizona game, which was about the point the Cal pass defense went from mildly competent to "well isn't that adorrable effort you're giving."
His return could and should help Cal a lot, although given his past injury history we should just be happy that he's even close to seeing the field. Hopefully we get him on Saturday, because the return of both a healthy McClure and Sebastian would make Cal a substantially better defense.
On the Washington side via Adam Jude of the Seattle Times...
Right tackle Ben Riva has practiced the past two weeks and is a game-time decision for the Cal game. Safety Kevin King and cornerback Marcus Peters are both slated to start.