SAN DIEGO (WNCN) – North Carolina State’s Holiday Bowl matchup with UCLA has been canceled due to COVID-19 issues within the Bruins, the team said Tuesday.
UCLA announced on Twitter that it is unable to participate in the game due to protocols within the Bruins program.
Bruce Feldman with Fox Sports reported that the UCLA defensive line “has been decimated by Covid issues.”
N.C. State confirmed the reports on its on social media pages, saying the team is “heartbroken to not be able to compete one more time this season.”
The cancellation came less than five hours before the game was set to kick off in San Diego.
Had the game gone on and the Wolfpack won, it would have marked only the second 10-win season in program history.