UCLA vs. Cal highlight games for In-State Rivalry Week

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UCLA hosts in-state rival Cal for their last regular season game but there are plenty of great match-ups for rivalry week to end the last full week of the regular season for college football.

Another little-known college football rivalry between the California Golden Bears and UCLA Bruins is the California–UCLA football rivalry. The two schools are situated in the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area, respectively, roughly 350 miles apart.

The two universities have played 93 times, with UCLA winning the all-time series 55-34-1. The rivalry started in 1933 with a 0-0 draw in the first meeting between the two teams. Seven of the previous nine meetings have been won by the Bruins, including the season-ending 35-28 triumph in 2022.

One of the biggest and most passionate rivalries in college football is the football rivalry between California and UCLA, for those who are unaware of it or don’t know much about it. Surprisingly, the rivalry has also been known to spark verbal sparring before games; however, sportsmanship remains a hallmark of the rivalry. The two schools have a long history of collaboration and have frequently supported one another during difficult times.

Unfortunately, with UCLA going to the Big Ten next season and Cal going to the ACC, this may be the last time these two schools play each other in football for quite some time.

The previous ten meetings between Cal and UCLA: The Bruins have prevailed in eight of the previous ten meetings between these two universities in their rivalry.

The past five times Cal and UCLA have played each other: UCLA has defeated Cal in four of the previous five meetings in this rivalry.

Rivalry name for this in-state rivalry: All-University Weekend this rivalry is referred to as being called because in addition to their regular rivalry of playing each other in other sports during the season, Cal and UCLA also organize festivals honoring the accomplishments of the UC System.

The current winning streak in this in-state rivalry: UCLA has won three of the last three meetings between these two universities, giving them a three-game winning streak in this rivalry.

The last time these two rivals played one another: The Golden Bears were defeated by the Bruins on the road, 35-28, in their most recent meeting between the two schools.

Estimated score prediction: UCLA 41, Cal 27

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The previous ten meetings between Ole Miss and Mississippi State: Each team has won four games each and each team had to vacate a win in the last ten meetings between these schools with Ole Miss having to vacate their victory in 2014 and MSU in 2018.

The past five times Ole Miss and MSU have played each other: The Bulldogs have won three of the last five games but Mississippi State had to vacate the 2018 victory due to academic misconduct, so technically the Bulldogs have won two of the last four games.

Rivalry name for this in-state rivalry: They play for the Golden Egg Trophy.

The current winning streak in this in-state rivalry: Mississippi State has a one-game winning streak in this rivalry.

The last time these two rivals played one another: Mississippi State defeated Ole Miss 24-22 on the road.

Estimated score prediction: Ole Miss 28, Mississippi State 21

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The previous ten meetings between Ohio and Akron: In their last ten meetings, Ohio has a 9-1 record against Akron.

The distance between these two schools: There are 181 miles separating the universities of Ohio and Akron.

The current winning streak in this in-state rivalry: The Bobcats have been victorious in the last five games between these two schools.

The last time these two rivals played one another: At home, Ohio defeated Akron by a final score of 55-34 in a high-scoring game.

Estimated score prediction: Ohio 38, Akron 14