UCLA Headed to Holiday Bowl

UCLA will play in the Holiday Bowl for the first time when they face Baylor at Qualcomm Stadium on December 27th...

UCLA, which won the Pac-12 South Division, will face Baylor out of the Big 12 in the 2012 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl.

The bowl is held at Qualcomm Stadium on December 27th and will be televised nationally by ESPN with a 6:45 kickoff.

Its the second straight year the Bruins will play in a bowl game in California, last year playing in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.

The Bears finished the regular season 7-5, having won three straight, the streak starting with a 52-24 pasting of then #1 Kansas State in Waco.

A year after losing Heisman Trophy Winner Robert Griffin III, the Bears started the season fast, going 3-0 out of the gates, before losing four straight. After splitting their next two, to stand at 4-5, they peeled off the three straight wins, which also included victories over Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.

For the Bruins, they've had their most successful regular season since going 9-2 in 2005, winning the Pac-12 South before falling to Stanford 27-24 on Friday night in the Pac-12 Championship Game, missing out on the Rose Bowl.

It will be the first time the Bears and Bruins have ever met.

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