Tuesday, December 25, 2012

2012 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Preview

Date: December 27, 2012 9:45 PM ET
Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
Payout: $2,075,000 per team
Played: 1978-present
Former Names: N/A
Broadcasters: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese
Sideline Reporter: Jenn Brown

Baylor: Baylor is averaging 44.1 points per game and leads the nation in total yards per game. Quarterback Nick Florence has passed for 4,121 yards and 31 touchdowns while rushing for 531 yards and nine scores. The Bears were the only team to beat Kansas State this season. Baylor's defense is giving up 38.2 points per game. They'll have to outscore the Bruins to move their all-time bowl record above the .500 mark.

UCLA: One of UCLA's strengths on defense is ironically its most glaring weakness on offense. The Bruins' 44 sacks are fourth-most in the nation, but its 46 sacks allowed are the third-most. Jim Mora has made major progress at UCLA in his first season, but a win in San Diego is needed to avoid the program's third consecutive 0-3 finish after a 9-2 start to the season.

Baylor UCLA
Overall Record 7-5 Overall Record 9-4
Conference Record 4-5 Conference Record 6-3
Bowl Record 9-9 Bowl Record 14-16-1
Last Bowl Win 2011 Alamo Last Bowl Win 2009 EagleBank

All Time Series: 0-0
Line: UCLA by 3

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