Live blog: Cal football vs Washington State

Anya Schultz/Senior Staff

After a 55-16 shellacking against Oregon at Eugene last week, the Cal football team returns to Berkeley looking for its first Pac-12 win. How will Sonny Dykes fare against his mentor Mike Leach and the Cougars’ Air Raid offense which ranks 14th in the nation in passing offense? Is this a must-win game for Cal?

Also check out our features on four of the newest crop of Cal coaches. How did offensive coordinator Tony Franklin rejuvenate his coaching career after blowing the whistle on his former employer at Kentucky? Like Franklin, how did offensive line coach Zach Yenser bounce back from unemployment? What drives defensive coordinator Andy Buh behind his affable exterior? How does running backs coach Pierre Ingram strive to bring out the best from his players?

The live blog will be presented to you by our 2013 Cal football beat writers Connor Byrne, Annie Gerlach, Michael Rosen and Sean Wagner-McGough.

Kickoff at Memorial Stadium is at 1 p.m.