Stadium: Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas
Payout: $2,000,000 per team
Former Names: N/A
Broadcasters: Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson
Sideline Reporter: Tracy Wolfson
USC: The preseason AP No. 1 team ended the regular season by losing four out of its last five games. Quarterback Matt Barkley will not play due to a shoulder injury. Redshirt freshman Matt Wittek will get the start. Wide receivers Marquise Lee and Robert Woods combined for 2,493 yards and 25 touchdowns this season.
Georgia Tech: The program needed a waiver from the NCAA to go to a bowl after falling below .500 with a loss in the ACC title game. The Yellow Jackets are going to their 16th consecutive bowl game. However, Georgia Tech has lost its last seven bowl games. Just like past Paul Johnson-coached teams, Georgia Tech strongly favors the run. Six different players ran for over 400 yards this season.
|Southern California||Georgia Tech|
|Overall Record||7-5||Overall Record||6-7|
|Conference Record||5-4||Conference Record||5-3|
|Bowl Record||32-16||Bowl Record||22-18|
|Last Bowl Win||2009 Emerald||Last Bowl Win||2004 Champs Sports|
All Time Series: 2-1 Southern California
Line: Southern California by 7.5