BERKELEY – Cal true freshman quarterback Jared Goff will answer your questions on Twitter via the @CalFootball account this Tuesday, Sept. 24. The 45-minute session will begin at 1 p.m. PT. Fans are encouraged to start tweeting their questions to Goff now and during his chat using the hashtag #AskJared.
Goff leads the nation in passing yards per game (435.33 ypg) and total offense (429.67 ypg), while ranking third nationally and pacing the Pac-12 in completions per game (34.33 cpg), as well fourth nationally and second in the conference in total passing yards (1,306). Goff has completed 103-of-168 passes (61.3%) with seven touchdowns and four interceptions for a 135.60 passer efficiency rating over his first three collegiate contests.
Goff became only the second Cal quarterback to throw for over 400 yards in back-to-back games with 450 in his first contest in the season opener against Northwestern and 485 in a victory over Portland State the following game. The two totals were the second and third-highest total passing yards in a single game at Cal and the two highest in non-overtime contests. Pat Barnes is the only other Cal quarterback to throw for 400 yards in back-to-back games, accomplishing the feat in 1996 and breaking the school record for the most passing yards in a game with 503 in a quadruple overtime victory over Arizona.
In his most recent contest against Ohio State, Goff threw for 371 yards and notched three passing touchdowns for the first time in his career. Goff has five completions of 50 or more yards to five different receivers in the first three games, finding Richard Rodgers (75-yard TD, Portland State), Khalfani Muhammad (62 yards, Portland State), James Grisom (61-yard TD, Ohio State), Chris Harper (52-yard TD, Northwestern) and Bryce Treggs (50 yards, Portland State). Goff has completed passes to a total of 14 different receivers. He also scored a rushing touchdown against Portland State.
*Cal will next play its Pac-12 opener at Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 28 (7:30 p.m. PT). The Cal-Oregon game will be televised live by the Pac-12 Networks.
*The Pac-12 announced Monday that the Cal-Washington State game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 5, will kick off at 1 p.m. PT. The conference home opener and homecoming contest for the Golden Bears on Alumni & Family Weekend at Cal will be televised live by FOX Sports 1 with a simulcast on FOX Deportes.
*An audio broadcast of all Cal games is available on Cal’s flagship radio station KGO 810 AM, the Cal IMG Sports Network and online at CalBears.com via tunein.
*In addition to the contest against Washington State, the Golden Bears also have Pac-12 home games against Oregon State (Oct. 19), Arizona (Nov. 2) and USC (Nov. 9) on the schedule. Following the Oregon contest, Cal will play conference road games at UCLA (Oct. 12), Washington (Oct. 26), Colorado (Nov. 16) and Stanford (Nov. 23). All 2013 Cal football games will be televised with currently unannounced telecast information and kickoff times to be announced either 12 days or six days in advance of each game.
*Cal football tickets are available online at CalBears.com or (800) GO-BEARS.
*Pac-12 Networks’ docu-series The Driveis offering an exclusive season-long look inside the 2013 campaigns of the Arizona State and Cal football programs. New episodes of The Drive debut each Wednesday at 7 p.m. PT across all seven networks all season long. Visit Pac-12.com for the complete Pac-12 Networks television listings and the show's first episode.