Is there anything Chris Polk cannot do?

The Huskies' 1,400-yard rusher from a year ago sprinted past a California linebacker, caught a pass from wondrous-again Keith Price and strutted the final 40 yards for a 70-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter. That plus a goal-line stand from the Huskies 2-yard line on the next-to-last play of the game sent Washington to a wild, 31-23 win over the Golden Bears at rockin' Husky Stadium on Saturday.

"What a great win. What a cool game for our guys," coach Steve Sarkisian said. "We preach all the time, 'FINISH!' And we finished today."

Polk's winning catch and run came when he blew past D.J. Holt at midfield as if the Cal linebacker was a light pole. It was his career-long reception, and second touchdown of the day. He earlier scored from 2 yards on his usual mode of winning games - a bullish run.

Price, who entered the game as the nation's co-leader with 11 touchdown passes through three games, threw for three more scores. Two were to tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, as Washington (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) jumped out to a 21-10 lead in the first half.

Price finished 19 for 25 passing for 292 yards and the three touchdown throws. His 14 touchdown passes on halfway to Cody Pickett's school record for a season, from 2002 - and we are just one-third into this regular season.

One of Price's only mistakes in his first month replacing Jake Locker came in the third quarter when he lost a fumble in UW territory. Cal (3-1, 0-1) converted that into its third field goal for a 23-21 lead.

Polk's catch and carry made it 31-23. Cal got down to the UW 1 inside the final minute, but then Jamaal Kearse and Andrew Hudson combined to stop Bears running back Isi Sofele at the 1 on second and goal. On third down, safety Justin Glenn fought through a block and stopped Sofele cold at the 2 with a huge hit.

On fourth and goal, Cal's Zach Maynard attempted to connect with half-brother and boyhood housemate Keenan Allen on a fade route in the corner of the end zone. The pass was far beyond Allen and everyone else, and Washington went to 1-0 in the conference for the third time in Sarkisian's three seasons leading the Huskies.

The purple-and-goal sidelines erupted, and defensive coordinator Nick Holt leaped in joy.

The worst moment of the day came when freshman outside linebacker John Timu left the field in an ambulance with strapped to a board following a helmet-to-helmet hit. Timu was moving his extremities before he was taken to Harborview Medical Center for X-rays on his neck.

"All signs are good so far," Sarkisian said immediately after the game.

The Huskies travel to Utah for another Pac-12 game next Saturday.

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