Kalen DeBoer said Monday that one of Washington’s goals this season was to make the Pac-12 Championship Game.

One of its goals.

“Job’s not done,” said DeBoer. “That’s where we’re at right now, job’s not done. We’ve got work to do and you can hear all the little things we need to continue to improve on. We’ve got work to do this week.”

The fourth-ranked Huskies clinched their spot in the Pac-12 title game last week with a 22-20 win over Oregon State. That win also helped push UW up into the top four of the latest College Football Playoff rankings. With the Apple Cup straight ahead, a return to the CFP is on the horizon for Washington.

This UW team is keeping itself motivated.

The Playoff is out there, yes. Going 12-0 for just the second time in school history is also something Washington wants.

“I don’t think we relax, especially with a perfect record that we have going,” DeBoer said. “There’s a lot of pieces when putting our name in the history books of Husky Football. It’s one game at a time and this game means something to the rivalry that we’re playing in. It means something to winning 12 games, being 12-0.

“There’s a lot we’re playing for, and obviously big picture with the Playoff. … It’ll be fun and we’ll be up for it. We’ll be ready. It’s going to be a beautiful day at Husky Stadium, place is going to be rocking.”

Washington State is coming in desperate for win No. 6 on the year. The Cougars started 4-0, then lost six straight. A rout of Colorado last Saturday kept alive the potential for this season to be salvaged, but the Cougs will have to do the unthinkable and win a second straight inside Husky Stadium.

“There’s a lot to this game,” DeBoer said. “Our guys get that.”

Kickoff is at 1 p.m. PT on FOX on Saturday.