The California Golden Bears conclude their 2019 regular season against the UCLA Bruins in the Rose Bowl. It will be a late night on the road. Cal and UCLA will kickoff at 7:30 PM Pacific, 10:30 PM Eastern. The game will be a national telecast on Fox Sports 1.
Cal sits at 5-5, UCLA at 4-6. Regardless of the Big Game result, the Bears will be alive for a bowl bid. Depending on Saturday’s result against USC, the Bruins might have nothing to play for, but that makes them no less dangerous. UCLA has beaten Cal several years at home when they haven’t made a bowl game.
Cal also has not beaten UCLA in the Justin Wilcox era. More notably, Justin Wilcox has yet to beat Chip Kelly as a Power 5 coordinator (he did notch two wins at Boise State, but has dropped the last several meetings at Tennessee, Washington and Cal). That’s kind of a problem, considering Cal will be playing UCLA for the foreseeable future.
Cal has not fared well in late night kickoffs, losing their last three to USC, Utah and Arizona State. They did beat Washington in Seattle after the game went into late late night territory.