2014 National University Holiday Bowl
37th Holiday Bowl Game
1234 Total
Nebraska 170178 42
USC 1014210 45
DateDecember 27, 2014
Season2014
StadiumQualcomm Stadium
LocationSan Diego, California
MVPOffense: USC QB Cody Kessler[1]
Defense: USC DE Leonard Williams[1]
FavoriteUSC by 7[2]
RefereeRandy Christal[3] (Big XII)
Attendance55,789[3]
PayoutUS$2.075 million per team [4]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN/ESPN Radio
AnnouncersRece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, & Samantha Ponder (ESPN)
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, & Joe Schad (ESPN Radio)
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The 2014 Holiday Bowl was an American college football bowl game that was played on December 27, 2014, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The 37th edition of the Holiday Bowl, it featured Nebraska from the Big Ten Conference and USC from the Pac-12 Conference. It was one of the 2014–15 bowl games that concluded the 2014 FBS football season. The game started at 5:00 p.m. PST and was telecast on ESPN (also on ESPN Radio). Sponsored by National University, it was officially known as the National University Holiday Bowl.

Teams

This was the fifth overall meeting between these two teams, with USC leading the series 3–0–1 before this game. The last time these two teams met was in 2007.

Nebraska

Main article: 2014 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

USC

Main article: 2014 USC Trojans football team

Game summary

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP NEB USC
1 11:05 5 29 1:47 NEB 34-yard field goal by Drew Brown 3 0
1 10:54 0:11 USC Adoree' Jackson 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, Andre Heidari kick good 3 7
1 8:23 6 53 2:31 NEB Kenny Bell 18-yard touchdown reception from Tommy Armstrong Jr., Drew Brown kick good 10 7
1 6:05 2 42 2:18 USC 42-yard field goal by Andre Heidari 10 10
1 1:25 6 39 2:42 NEB De'Mornay Pierson-El 9-yard touchdown reception from Tommy Armstrong Jr., Drew Brown kick good 17 10
2 13:11 10 75 3:14 USC Nelson Agholor 17-yard touchdown reception from Cody Kessler, Andre Heidari kick good 17 17
2 6:39 12 80 3:32 USC Javorius Allen 2-yard touchdown run, Andre Heideri kick good 17 24
3 12:01 1 71 0:12 USC Adoree' Jackson 71-yard touchdown reception from Cody Kessler, Andre Heidari kick good 17 31
3 9:41 7 73 2:20 NEB Ameer Abdullah 20-yard touchdown run, Drew Brown kick good 24 31
3 8:06 5 68 1:35 USC Javorius Allen 44-yard touchdown run, Andre Heidari kick good 24 38
3 2:28 6 9 3:25 NEB 25-yard field goal by Drew Brown 27 38
3 2:03 2 65 0:25 USC Bryce Dixon 20-yard touchdown reception from Cody Kessler, Andre Heidari kick good 27 45
3 0:24 3 64 1:39 NEB Jordan Westerkamp 65-yard touchdown reception from Tommy Armstrong Jr., Drew Brown kick good 34 45
4 6:52 9 77 2:51 NEB Tommy Armstrong Jr. 15-yard touchdown run, 2-point pass good 42 45
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 42 45

Source: [3]

Statistics

Statistics[3] NEB USC
First downs 28 22
Plays–yards 94–525 73–515
Rushes–yards 43–144 34–194
Passing yards 371 321
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 31–49–1 23–39–1
Time of possession 34:26 25:34

References

  1. ^ a b Zieralski, Ed (December 27, 2014). "Nebraska shows heart in loss". utsandiego.com. U-T San Diego. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  2. ^ Odds
  3. ^ a b c d Stats
  4. ^ "Bowls". ncaafootball.com. Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved January 4, 2013.