The Cal football game this week against USC is officially postponed, as shared by Pac-12 reporter Jon Wilner. There are several players for the Bears who are unable to practice and play in the game because of their positive COVID-19 tests.
Cal-USC game is off.Bears can’t play. First FBS game off this season bc Covid issues https://t.co/pzE43Fnknk
— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) November 9, 2021
The postponement follows a week filled with COVID-19 outbreaks in the Cal football program, with word being that the Bears will have to forfeit this game due to their inability to field a team.
This is the first Football Bowl Subdivision game to be canceled this year due to COVID-19 complications. The Bears will lose their senior day as well as a chance to win and get themselves closer to bowl eligibility. While the cancellation of the Bears versus Trojans game is disappointing to teams and fans alike, Cal is left with slim choices amid a large COVID-19 outbreak on its team. Cal Athletics has contacted the Pac-12 about rescheduling the game to a later date.