Time: 1 PM Pacific
Online: Fox Sports Go
The California Golden Bears are back on the gridiron this afternoon! Cal will kick off non-conference play with a rematch of last year’s season-opener against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Kickoff is at 1 PM local time in Berkeley and will be nationally televised to all audiences.
Justin Wilcox hopes to improve on a 5-7 campaign from his first season as the Bears head coach and get Cal back on the winning track for only the second time since 2011. Cal has made one bowl game the last five seasons and very much would like to start making progress to work its way out of the Pac-12 cellars.
North Carolina provides a hopefully smooth opening round. Cal started last year with an impressive come-from-behind 35-30 victory in Chapel Hill and hopefully kept the rebuilding phase in Berkeley at a minimum. There is hope that this is the year the Bears can make meaningful strides toward being competitive in the Pac-12 once more.