Cal Players to Watch against Washington

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Brendan Bigelow-Running Back

Aug 31, 2013; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears running back Brendan Bigelow (5) escapes the tackle by Northwestern Wildcats cornerback Daniel Jones (15) during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Every week, I write that Bigelow must have a good game for Cal to win. More often than not, he leaves me disappointed. Without Daniel Lasco and with Khalfani Muhammad still being a freshman, Bigelow will need to make his presence felt in a way he hasn’t the last two weeks.

Last week, Bigelow only rushed for three yards. He has yet to rush for a touchdown this season, and hasn’t even gone over the 300 yard mark for the season. Bigelow will need to improve upon those numbers. Washington has a horrible run defense, and while the Husky Linebackers are decent, Bigelow should have a better opportunity to have a solid outing.