Cal-Stanford Big Game rescheduled for Dec. 1 due to unhealthy air quality

Sep 19, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of Pac-12 logo on the field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before the NCAA football game between the Stanford Cardinal and Southern California Trojans. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The 121st Big Game between Cal and Stanford was thankfully rescheduled, rather than cancelled, because of unhealthy air quality due to wildfires in Northern California.

The Cal Football program announced the game has been rescheduled. Rather than playing Saturday, these two teams will play the last Pac-12 game of the season on Dec. 1.

Neither team is in the running for the Pac-12 Championship Game, which is why this move to Dec. 1 was possible. It does, however, mean that the title game won’t be the final conference game, which is rather quirky.

That there was a need for the game to be moved was undeniable. The air quality in the Bay Area is in the unhealthy range due to the catastrophic wildfire known as the “Camp Fire” in Butte County, Calif.

UC Davis also announced its game against Sac State was being moved to Reno, rather than playing this weekend.