LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The USC Trojans (8-4) will face the Iowa Hawkeyes (9-3) in the Holiday Bowl on December 27 in San Diego, organizers announced Sunday. Kick off is at 5 p.m. at San Diego Credit Union Stadium.
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) December 8, 2019
Both teams are coming off three-game winning streaks and have victories in five of their last six games.
“The game is a terrific matchup between teams that finished very strong down the stretch,” Trojans coach Clay Helton said.
The game will be USC’s first against Iowa since the Trojans’ 38-17 victory in the 2003 Orange Bowl. USC leads the series, 7-2, including a six-game winning streak. Iowa’s most recent victory in the series was in 1961.
The Rose Bowl match-up is also set, as Wisconsin has been selected as Oregon’s opponent for the 106th installment of the college football classic in Pasadena.
The 106th Rose Bowl Game will be a rematch of the 2012 Granddaddy of Them All, No. 6 Oregon vs. No. 8 Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/OHz1yR6NI4
— Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) December 8, 2019
Wisconsin (10-3) fills in for Big Ten champion Ohio State, which has qualified for the College Football Playoff. Kick-off is at 1:30 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
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