PULLMAN, Wash. -- Jared Goff threw for 527 yards and five touchdowns as California held on to beat Washington State 60-59 on Saturday in a game in which WSU quarterback Connor Halliday broke the NCAA passing record.
Washington State kicker Quentin Breshears attempted a 19-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining and was wide right, preserving the win for California (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12), which is enjoying its best start since 2008.
Halliday threw for 734 yards and six touchdowns for Washington State (2-4, 1-2).
Washington State has the nation's No. 1 passing attack, while Cal's is No. 8, and the teams did not disappoint, combining for 1,400 yards of offense.
Goff's 51-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Davis with 3:18 left in the game provided the winning points for California.
Halliday broke the NCAA passing yardage record for all levels, breaking the mark of 716 set by David Klingler of Houston in 1990.