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Cal freshman quarterback Jared Goff looking to build off first game

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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