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Cal freshman quarterback Jared Goff looking to build off first game

  • California's Jared Goff (16) passes against Northwestern during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

BERKELEY— Freshman quarterback Jared Goff needed just one game to work his way into California's record books.

Getting the rebuilding Golden Bears a win might be a bit more challenging.

After hosting Portland State this Saturday, Cal faces four ranked teams in a six-week span that includes back-to-back games against No. 3 Ohio State and No.2 Oregon.

That's why Goff doesn't understand what all the fuss was about after he passed for 445 yards and two touchdowns in his Cal debut, a season-opening 44-30 loss to No. 19 Northwestern.

"The main job of the quarterback is to win," Goff said. "It was helpful getting my first game under me, but at the same time I wanted to finish that game out on top. We didn't, so it was disappointing."


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