2013 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl:
Date: December 30, 2013 - 7:15 PM
Teams: Big 12 vs. Pac 12
2012 Holiday Bowl Game Review:
Despite losing RG3 to the NFL the Baylor Bears were able to cap off a decent season with a huge win against the UCLA Bruins. The first half of the Holiday Bowl was all about the Bears. By the end of the second quarter Baylor's offense had put up 35 points while the defense shut down the Bruins allowing only 10 points. Despite holding Baylor to a 14 point second half, UCLA was unable to shorten the lead that Baylor had established to win the game 49-26.
HOLIDAY BOWL GAME INFO:
Location: San Diego, California
Venue: Qualcomm Stadium
Previous Names: Sea World Holiday Bowl, the Thrifty Car Rental Holiday Bowl, the Plymouth Holiday Bowl, the Culligan Holiday Bowl
Notable MVPs: CJ Ah You, Sammy Moore, Major Applewhite
Notable Holiday Bowl Games:
The Holiday Bowl is an annual college football postseason bowl game played in San Diego, California. Officially it is know as the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, since the insurance company took over sponsorship. Former sponsors include Sea World, Culligan, Thrifty Car Rental, and Plymouth. The current game is played between the no. 2 team in the Pac-12 conference and the no. 3 team in the Big 12 conference.
Played since 1978, the Holiday Bowl was the stage for what Brigham Young fans refer to simply as the “Miracle Bowl” in 1980, when BYU overcame a 20-point deficit to Southern Methodist (SMU), winning the game at the last moment. BYU would win a national championship in 1984 in the Holiday Bowl, the only such occurrence in a December Bowl game. The structure of the college football post-season would be changed due to that very game.
Qualcomm Stadium, site of the Holiday Bowl, is also the home of the San Diego Chargers, and holds over 71,000 spectators. The stadium will find its place in history as an evacuation site for the 2007 southern California Wildfires, managing to still host a San Diego Chargers game within days of the evacuations. Buy Holiday Bowl tickets and watch teams from two of the nations toughest conferences compete!
Holiday Bowl Preview History