SEATTLE -- Jared Goff remains Cal's starting quarterback, coach Sonny Dykes announced Friday.

Goff, a true freshman, will start Saturday when the Bears (1-6 overall, 0-4 Pac-12) play at Washington. Zach Kline, who replaced Goff in last week's loss to Oregon State, is listed as the backup.

Goff has started the team's first seven games and ranks in the top 10 nationally in completions per game, passing yards and passing yards per game. But he has struggled mightily at times. In addition to being replaced last week, he was pulled early in the game at Oregon. Both times, Kline came in and performed reasonably well.

Cal’s Jared Goff (16) throws a touchdown pass against Washington State in the first half of their NCAA football game played at Memorial Stadium on
Cal's Jared Goff (16) throws a touchdown pass against Washington State in the first half of their NCAA football game played at Memorial Stadium on the UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

Dykes, in his first year as Cal's coach, said after last Saturday's loss that Goff and Kline would compete this week for the starting job. On the team's depth chart, released Tuesday, the position was listed as belonging to Goff "or" Kline.

Dykes announced his decision in a statement released by the school Friday afternoon. He was not available for comment.

ONLINE EXTRA

Jeff Faraudo explains the ramifications of Sonny Dykes' decision to stand pat at QB at ibabuzz.com/beartalk.



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