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Last Updated Jun 09, 2022, 19:31 PM

HOLIDAY BOWL HISTORY

The Holiday Bowl began in 1978 and the matchup currently features schools from the Pac-12 and Big 10, who took over the bowl tie-in from the Big 12. The game takes place at Qualcomm Stadium Stadium from San Diego, California. 

The Pac-12 has lost seven of its nine appearances in this bowl game. Utah got off to a great start in the 2018 installment of the game, but Northwestern erased a 20-3 halftime deficit with a 28-point third quarter to win 31-20 as the 'over' connected. Iowa kept up the Pac-12's recent woes when they absolutely hammered USC by a 49-24 score as short 'dogs.

The COVID-19 global pandemic wiped out the 2020 installment of this game. The game was expected to return on Dec. 28, 2021, with UCLA of the Pac-12 facing NC State of the ACC. However, mere hours before the Holiday Bowl was to kick off at Petco Park, the Bruins pulled out of the game due to reported COVID issues within its program.

YearMatchupSpread, TotalsATS Result
2019Iowa 49 Southern California 24USC -1.5, 54.5Underdog, Over
2018Northwestern 31 Utah 20Utah -6.5, 43.5Underdog, Over
2017Michigan State 42 Washington State 17Michigan State -3, 47.5Favorite, Over
2016Minnesota 17 Washington State 12Washington State -8.5, 61Underdog, Under
2015Wisconsin 23 USC 21USC -4, 50.5Underdog, Under
2014USC 45 Nebraska 42USC -7, 63Underdog, Over
2013Texas Tech 37 Arizona State 23Arizona State -16.5, 72Underdog, Under
2012Baylor 49 UCLA 26UCLA -3, 81.5Underdog, Under
2011Texas 21 California 10Texas -3, 48Favorite, Under
2010Washington 19 Nebraska 7Nebraska -13.5, 55Underdog, Under
2009Nebraska 33 Arizona 0Nebraska -2, 42Favorite, Under
2008Oregon 42 Oklahoma State 31Oregon -1, 74Favorite, Under
2007Texas 52 Arizona State 34Texas -1, 62Favorite, Over
2006California 45 Texas A&M 10California -3.5, 54.5Favorite, Over
2005Oklahoma 17 Oregon 14Oregon -3, 55.5Underdog, Under
2004Texas Tech 45 California 31California -10.5, 68Underdog, Over
2003Washington State 28 Texas 20Texas -9, 57.5Underdog, Under
2002Kansas State 34 Arizona State 27Kansas State -17.5, 62Underdog, Under
2001Texas 47 Washington 43Texas -13.5, 57Underdog, Over
2000Oregon 35 Texas 30Texas -7, 55Underdog, Over
1999Kansas State 24 Washington 20Washington -11, 50.5Underdog, Under
1998Arizona 23 Nebraska 20Nebraska -3.5, 55Underdog, Under
1997Colorado State 35 Missouri 24Colorado State -3, 59.5Favorite, Under
1996Colorado 33 Washington 21--
1995Kansas State 54 Colorado State 21--
1994Michigan 24 Colorado State 14--
1993Ohio State 28 BYU 21--
1992Hawaii 27 Illinois 17--
1991BYU 13 Iowa 13--
1990Texas A&M 65 BYU 14--
1989Penn State 50 BYU 39--
1988Oklahoma State 62 Wyoming 14--
1987Iowa 20 Wyoming 19--
1986Iowa 39 San Diego State 38--
1985Arkansas 18 Arizona State 17--
1984BYU 24 Michigan 17--
1983BYU 21 Missouri 17--
1982Ohio State 47 BYU 17--
1981BYU 38 Washington State 36--
1980BYU 46 SMU 45--
1979Indiana 38 BYU 37--
1978Navy 23 BYU 16--

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