Since 1978, the Holiday Bowl has been played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Along with the Holiday Bowl, "The Q" is also the host to the Poinsettia Bowl, San Diego State football and, of course, the San Diego Chargers (at least for now).
The Holiday Bowl usually features a Pac-12 team against a Big 10 or at large team. Though not part of the BCS playoff, the Holiday Bowl has produced one National Champion in 1984 long before the current playoff system, when BYU knocked off Michigan.
The Holiday Bowl has hosted plenty of exciting matchups along with some big name schools. Some prominent names, such as Jim McMahon, Barry Sanders and Steve Young made appearances at the Holiday Bowl en route to NFL stardom. It may be arguably the most attractive non-BCS Bowl game due to the fact that not only has it hosted many attractive non-BCS matchups, its warm location in San Diego has been a fan favorite winter destination.
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