Through 3 Quarters

The UCLA Bruins were expected to win this one, and so far that's exactly how it's playing out. They have emerged as the frontrunner after three quarters and are ahead of the California Golden Bears 27-14.

UCLA has been led by QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who so far has passed for two TDs and 113 yards on 23 attempts in addition to picking up 70 yards on the ground. RB Christopher Brown Jr. has led the way so far for California, as he has punched in one rushing touchdown.

the Golden Bears have lost 100% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one seems just about wrapped up

Who's Playing

California @ UCLA

Current Records: California 4-6; UCLA 7-4

What to Know

Get ready for a Pac-12 battle as the California Golden Bears and the UCLA Bruins will face off at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Rose Bowl. Both teams are strolling into their contest after big wins in their previous games.

After constant struggles on the road, California has finally found some success away from home. They were the clear victors by a 41-11 margin over the Stanford Cardinal. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point the Golden Bears had established a 27-3 advantage. RB Marcel Dancy and RB Christopher Brown Jr. were among the main playmakers for California as the former punched in two rushing touchdowns and the latter picked up 131 yards on the ground on 13 carries in addition to snatching one receiving TD. Dancy put himself on the highlight reel with a 76-yard TD scramble in the third quarter. Dancy's sharp performance set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.

Meanwhile, UCLA took their matchup against the USC Trojans last week by a conclusive 62-33 score. It was another big night for UCLA's QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who passed for four TDs and 349 yards on 22 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 46 yards. Thompson-Robinson's 58-yard touchdown toss to RB Kazmeir Allen in the second quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the evening.

California is expected to lose this next one by 6.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 2-0 against the spread when expected to lose.

Their wins bumped the Golden Bears to 4-6 and the Bruins to 7-4. With both California and UCLA swaggering in after impressive performances, it will be interesting to see which team steps up to teach the other some humility.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Rose Bowl -- Pasadena, California
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $29.00

Odds

The Bruins are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Golden Bears, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bruins as a 7-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

UCLA have won four out of their last six games against California.

  • Nov 15, 2020 - UCLA 34 vs. California 10
  • Nov 30, 2019 - California 28 vs. UCLA 18
  • Oct 13, 2018 - UCLA 37 vs. California 7
  • Nov 24, 2017 - UCLA 30 vs. California 27
  • Nov 26, 2016 - California 36 vs. UCLA 10
  • Oct 22, 2015 - UCLA 40 vs. California 24