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Breaking: Notable College Football Bowl Game Canceled Tuesday

Fresno State's college football stadium.

FRESNO, CA - NOVEMBER 23: An interior general view of Bulldog Stadium during an NCAA football game between the New Mexico Lobos and Fresno State Bulldogs on November 23, 2013 in Fresno, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

COVID-19 outbreaks continue to affect this year's college football bowl season.

According to college football

SOURCES: Tonight’s Holiday Bowl between UCLA & NC State is getting canceled. The Bruins D-Line room has been decimated by Covid issues.

— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 28, 2021

">insider Bruce Feldman, tonight's Holiday Bowl matchup between the UCLA Bruins and the NC State Wolfpack has been canceled. UCLA's defensive line unit has reportedly been "decimated" by positive COVID-19 cases.

This cancelation is obviously a tough blow for both teams involved -- but especially for the healthy Wolfpack. NC State put together one of its best seasons in years, notching a 9-3 record on the season and earning a final No. 18 ranking. With two straight bowl losses dating back to 2018, Dave Doeren and his squad were hoping to log their first bowl-game victory since 2017.

After an 8-4 season in 2021, UCLA had earned its first bowl-game appearance since 2017. The Bruins' last postseason victory came back in 2014.

This is one of five matchups to be cancelled due to COVID-19 this year.

A couple others have reshuffled opponents. But with this Holiday Bowl contest scheduled for later tonight, there's no time to find a new opponent for the Wolfpack.