Cal Football: UCLA Regular-Season Finale Set for 7:30 p.m. Kickoff
Cal's final regular-season football game, against UCLA on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Rose Bowl, will kick off at 7:30 p.m., the Pac-12 announced Monday.
The game will be televised by FS1.
Cal (5-5, 2-5 Pac-12) takes on Stanford (4-6, 3-4) in the 122nd Big Game this Saturday afternoon, and the Bears can become bowl eligible with a victory at Stanford Stadium.
If they cannot end their nine-game losing streak to the Cardinal, bowl eligibility will come down to facing the Bruins in Pasadena.
That was the scenario two years ago, when Cal took a 5-6 record to UCLA after losing the Big Game 17-14. Needing a win over the Bruins to secure a bowl in coach Justin Wilcox's debut season, the Bears lost 30-27 when UCLA's J.J. Molson kicked a 37-yard field goal with 4 seconds left.
Orchestrating that winning Bruins' drive was a quarterback Cal fans have now become familiar with - Devon Modster, who since transferred from Westwood to Berkeley and was the Bears' quarterback for the second half last week against USC.
There is no word yet on whether Modster or starter Chase Garbers will play this week at Stanford.
Two years ago, Modster replaced banged-up Josh Rosen at halftime and passed for 191 yards over the final two quarters. He led the Bruins on a 10-play, 55-yard drive over a span of 2:18 to prevent the Bears from bowling.
Cal had tied the game when Ross Bowers threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Veasy with 2:22 left in the game.
UCLA also beat Cal last season in Berkeley, 37-7, and has won five of the past six meetings between the programs.