UCLA Vs CAL Preview: Final Battle Of The Bear Bowl

The upcoming college football game between the UCLA Bruins and the Cal Golden Bears is set to be an exciting match. This game, scheduled for Saturday, November 25, will be the final regular-season Pac-12 Conference game at The Rose Bowl for the year, starting at 7:30 PM PST and will be televised by ESPN​​.

UCLA Vs CAL Preview: Final Battle Of The Bear Bowl

Cal Golden Bears Overview

The Cal Golden Bears are coming into this game with the need for a third consecutive win to become bowl-eligible. They recently secured a victory against Stanford on the road.

Key players for Cal include quarterback Fernando Mendoza, who has completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 1,269 yards, with 11 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Wide receivers Jeremiah Hunter and Trond Grizzell have been crucial, combining for 1,066 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Another notable player is Jaydn Ott, who leads the ground game with 1,180 yards and 11 touchdowns. The team’s defense allows an average of 35 points and 419.2 yards per game​​.

UCLA Bruins Overview

The UCLA Bruins, on the other hand, are looking for a win after having a mixed performance in their last eight games, including a notable 18-point victory over the USC Trojans last week.

Ethan Garbers has been on a tear recently, after beating USC and Stanford and showing improvement, as well as adding stability to the offense. The receiving duo of Logan Loya and J. Michael Sturdivant have been solid, combining for 1,000 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.

The Bruins’ ground game is also strong, averaging 202.2 yards per game, with Carson Steele leading with 794 yards and 6 touchdowns, and a one-two punch with TJ Harden.

UCLA’s defense has been more robust, allowing only 16.7 points and 298.7 yards per game​​. And unbelievable improvement from last season.

This matchup promises to be a thrilling conclusion to the regular season, with both teams bringing strong offensive and defensive capabilities to the field. Fans can expect a competitive game as both teams strive to end their season on a high note.