SAN DIEGO–The University of Iowa Hawkeyes and USC Trojans have accepted invitations to play in the 42nd annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl.
The college football bowl game is scheduled for Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. and televised on FS1 from SDCCU Stadium. Pregame coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. PT, and the game is simulcast in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
Each year the SDCCU Holiday Bowl matches up college football teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences.
Iowa (#16 ranked) finished their year with an 9-3 record. This will be fourth appearance in the Holiday Bowl. In their last game here in 1991, Iowa played BYU to a 13-13 tie.
USC (#22 ranked ) finished this year with an 8-4 record. This will be their third time in the Holiday Bowl having last played in San Diego in 2015, when they lost 23-21 to Wisconsin.
USC has a 7-2 record all-time versus Iowa last meeting in 2002 with USC winning 38-17.
Iowa Hawkeyes Quick Facts: 13 Conference Championships, 16-15-1 All Time Bowl Record, 22 NFL First Round Draft Pics and 660 Wins All Time.
USC Quick Facts: 11 National Championships, 37 Conference Championships, 34-8 All Time Bowl Record, 847 Wins All-Time, and 81 NFL First Round Draft Picks.
“This will be an amazing matchup pitting two great college football brands,” said Mark Neville, Chief Executive Officer, of the Holiday Bowl. “Over the years, both USC and Iowa have had amazing football teams and rabid fan bases. We’re expecting a huge crowd at SDCCU Stadium for San Diego’s biggest holiday party. It will be rocking in Mission Valley. We can’t wait for December 27.”
This year’s Iowa vs. USC match-up marks the Holiday Bowl’s third straight pairing of teams that are ranked nationally in the top 25. Last year’s game matched #17 Utah against # 21 Northwestern with Northwestern winning 31-20.
Current ticket prices range from $35 to $175. Family 4-Packs are also available for $240 and include (4) loge level tickets, (4) hot dogs and (4) sodas. Tickets can be purchased through the San Diego Bowl Game Association’s office at SDCCU Stadium at Gate A, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by calling (619) 283-5808. They are also available online at www.HolidayBowl.com and through any TicketMaster outlet, or over the phone at (800) 745-3000.