(CBS) — It’s Rose Bowl or bust for UCLA this bowl season.
The 30-point underdog Bruins travel to Eugene to battle Oregon on Friday night in the conference title game, if UCLA wins they go to the Rose Bowl against Michigan State or Wisconsin, if they lose, they become ineligible for a bowl game with a 6-7 record.
In order to become eligible, a program must have a .500 record or better, with no more than one win over a FCS team.
UCLA is currently 6-6.
The university reportedly will apply for a waiver from the NCAA to play in a bowl game, but if history is any indication, the Bruins’ chances aren’t very good.
Last season, Arizona State was denied a waiver to play in a bowl game at 6-6.
They had two wins over FCS opponents, but they felt they had a special circumstance due to a late cancelation by one of their opponents, forcing them to schedule a second FCS team, the NCAA didn’t budge.