According to Bruce Feldman, the Holiday Bowl has reportedly been canceled. UCLA was set to face No. 18-ranked North Carolina State at 5:00 Tuesday night. Martin Jarmond released a statement just hours before kickoff:
“We are extremely grateful to the Holiday Bowl, students, fans, sponsors and the people of San Diego for their support this week.
We are deeply disappointed for our young men in the football program that worked extremely hard for this opportunity. My heart goes out to them. The health and safety of our students will always be our North Star."
The Bruins were particularly thin at defensive line, with Otito Ogbonnia out while recovering from an injury while Tyler Manoa and Jay Toia were also expected to be unavailable. Additionally, defensive back Qwuantrezz Knight and offensive lineman Atonio Mafi were out for the game.
The UCLA Bruins finished 6-3 in the conference this year and 8-4 overall.
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