The game will feature the Pac-12’s top passer in USC’s Cody Kessler, who has thrown for 2,082 yards and 18 touchdowns this season, as well as the league’s second-best passer in Cal’s Jared Goff, who has 2,265 yards and 20 touchdowns on the year.
USC is coming off an upset victory over Utah, after losing back-to-back games to Washington and Notre Dame. The Trojans saw strong showings from Kessler and JuJu Smith-Schuster, as the duo connected for eight receptions, 143 yards and one touchdown in the win.
Cal started off its season with a 5–0 record, before dropping its last two contests to Utah and UCLA. In the loss to UCLA, Goff completed 32 of 53 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns.
How to watch
Details for Saturday’s game are below:
Kickoff: 3 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: FOX
Sept. 5: vs. Arkansas State (W, 55–6)
Sept. 12: vs. Idaho (W, 59–9)
Sept. 19: vs. Stanford (L, 41–31)
Sept. 26: at Arizona State (W, 42–14)
Oct. 8: vs. Washington (L, 17–12)
Oct. 17: at Notre Dame (L, 41–31)
Oct. 24: vs. Utah (W, 42–24)
Oct. 31: at California (3 p.m. ET, FOX)
Nov. 7: vs. Arizona (10:30 p.m. ET)
Nov. 13: at Colorado (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2/Watch ESPN)
Nov. 21: at Oregon (TBD)
Nov. 28: vs. UCLA (TBD)
Sept. 5: vs. Grambling State (W, 73–14)
Sept. 12: vs. San Diego State (W, 35–7)
Sept. 19: at Texas (W, 45–44)
Sept. 26: at Washington (W, 30–24)
Oct. 3: vs. Washington State (W, 28–34)
Oct. 10: at Utah (L, 30–24)
Oct. 22: at UCLA, (L, 40–24)
Oct. 31: vs. USC (3 p.m. ET, FOX)
Nov. 7: at Oregon (10:30 p.m. ET)
Nov. 14: vs. Oregon State (TBD)
Nov. 21: at Stanford (TBD)
Nov. 28: vs. Arizona State (TBD)