BERKELEY, CA – NOVEMBER 20: Tailback J.J. Arrington #30 of the University of California, Berkeley Golden Bears carries the ball against the Stanford University Cardinal during the game at Memorial Stadium on November 20, 2004 in Berkeley, California. The Golden Bears defeated the Cardinal 41-6. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)One of college football’s best rivalry contests may not take place this year. Stanford vs. Cal, also known as the ‘Big Game,’ is “expected” to be cancelled.KTVU reports that a source told the network that the Pac-12 is expected to cancel the game.The conference is expected to announce the news later Friday.Why? The wildfires currently devastating parts of California are leading to incredibly poor air quality. According to KTVU, the Air Quality Index numbers near Berkeley are clearly an issue.“Cal Althletics officials had said on Thursday they had not seen air quality numbers that required the postponement despite the Air Quality Index reaching 217 that afternoon. However, late Thursday afternoon, the AQI in Berkeley was 232, led to the cancellation of Thursday night’s men’s basketball game against Detroit Mercy at Haas Pavilion. Also, the university also announced the cancellation of all classes Friday.”It’s unclear if the game will be made up. Neither Cal nor Stanford can play in the league’s title game, so December 1 could be an option.Why are Cal and Stanford waiting so long to make the call?Obviously, want most up-to-date information,Also, lots of logistics to sort out if game is postponed: Day, time, TV, etc.Dec. 1 seems obvious, but lots of moving parts.— Jeff Faraudo (@JeffFaraudo) November 16, 2018If not, luckily, both Stanford and Cal have six wins – meaning they’re both already bowl eligible.While it would be disappointing to see the game cancelled, the safety of the student-athletes is what matters most. We’ll keep you updated on the status.Update: The game has been rescheduled for December 1.? Big Game Rescheduled ?Due to air quality in the Bay Area the 121st Big Game will be rescheduled for December 1st. https://t.co/z8RmBh4jMG— #EarnIt (@CalAthletics) November 16, 2018Props to the schools for prioritizing safety and still finding a way to get the game in.