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Minus QB Stanback, Washington tries to upset California

Oct 17, 2006 - 7:39 PM Washington (4-3) at No. 11 California (6-1), 3:30 pm EDT

BERKELEY, California (Ticker) - Washington's hopes of springing a major upset against California likely disappeared with Isaiah Stanback's foot injury.

The Huskies begin life without their star senior quarterback when they visit the 11th-ranked Golden Bears in a Pac-10 Conference matchup on Saturday.

Stanback, who ranks second in the Pac-10 in total offense at 239.3 yards per game, has been diagnosed with a tarsometatarsal articulation of the right foot, or a Lisfranc injury, after getting hurt late in Washington's 27-17 setback to Oregon State last Saturday.

"This is an extremely unfortunate injury for Isaiah and for the team," Huskies coach Tyrone Willingham said. "The leadership he provides and the playing skill that he brings to the field will be sorely missed. He has been a huge part of the success we've had this year and will always be remembered as a key member of this football team that started the transformation of the Huskies into champions again."

Carl Bonnell completed just 2-of-6 passes for 10 yards after Stanback went down early in the fourth quarter for the Huskies (4-3, 2-2 Pac-10), who were blanked in the second half after taking a 17-10 lead into the break.

California (6-1, 4-0), meanwhile, is rolling, having won six straight games convincingly after getting crushed at Tennessee in its season opener.

The Golden Bears are coming off a 21-3 triumph at Washington State in which Marshawn Lynch shook off a nagging ankle injury to rush for 152 yards and two touchdowns.

Cal is 4-0 against Washington under coach Jeff Tedford, including a 56-17 rout last year.

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