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Football Q&A with Washington sports editor

Editor’s note: The following is a Q&A between Andrew Wild, sports editor of The Daily Californian, and Josh Kirshenbaum, sports editor at the Daily of University of Washington. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.   What’s the biggest difference between last year’s playoff team and this year’s?
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Cal football roughed up by Huskies, 66-27, at home

Washington quarterback Jake Browning hit receiver John Ross between the hash marks near the 21-yard line late in the first quarter. Ross then stopped on a dime to make Cal cornerback Chibuzo Nwokocha miss him, ducked below an incoming Marloshawn Franklin Jr. and stepped around Luke Rubenzer before circling toward
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Cal football definite underdog heading into bout with No. 5 Huskies

It’s rare that the nation’s fifth-ranked team can justifiably claim to have a chip on its shoulder, but the No. 5 Washington (8-0) football team may be that rare exception. This week, the season’s first College Football Playoff rankings were released, and the Huskies — shockingly — were ranked below a one-loss Texas A&M squad.
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Week 6 madness shuffles Pac-12 football rankings

Pac-12 football, you never fail to produce surprises! The fact that almost nothing is going as expected makes things all the more interesting while making most college football analysts look foolish at the same time. Colorado breaking the top 25? Totally. Oregon losing at home by 49 points? Sure. Stanford
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Ranking Pac-12’s best football players

Most of the best football players aren’t just great because of their athleticism. In order to stand out among thousands of others, the top players on a college football team must possess a unique passion for the game, poise under pressure and mature leadership skills that represent their school. As
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