The 15th ranked California Golden Bears visit the 13th ranked Oregon Ducks next week and they will be playing a primetime game. Fox picked up the game for its 5 PM Pacific kickoff slot.
⚠️ GAME TIME ANNOUNCEMENT ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/W1QDjfGsB2— Cal Football (@CalFootball) September 23, 2019
This has major stakes for both programs for the rest of the season. The Bears beating Oregon would give them the tiebreaker over the Pac-12 projected champion, and would also own the head-to-head over the second likeliest contender, Washington. Oregon winning would put them in pole position to win the North, and make Cal’s chances of getting to the Pac-12 championship game pretty remote.
This will be the first time Cal has played a 5 PM national telecast since the 2017 Big Game, where Cal lost to Stanford 17-14.
Could this be a College Gameday selected game? Obviously, Cal has to beat Arizona State first, but there’s still a chance. Let us know what you think in the comments below!