Coach Jack Clark was pleased his team played well enough in the first three rounds of the playoffs to reach the national title game.
"We played OK, good enough to advance," he said. "I'm not sure we played our best rugby, bby in spurts."
Cal scored a try in the closing seconds to get past Saint Mary's 28-24 in the semifinals this past Saturday, but the Bears probably will need to improve on that to win the title match against Life University on Saturday at Santa Clara's Stevens Stadium.
This will be a rematch of last year's title game won by Life.