Why the Foster Farms Bowl Matters
Catch the Pac-12’s UCLA Bruins and Big Ten's University of Nebraska face off in the 2015 Foster Farms Bowl.
The two teams, with 8-4 and 5-7 records, respectively, will square off at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Dec. 26 at 6:15 p.m.
UCLA and Nebraska have met 12 times, with each team winning six. Their most recent contest was in 2013. Nebraska led 21-3 early, but UCLA roared back with 38 unanswered points for a 41-21 decision. This is the first bowl meeting between the two iconic programs.
This season, the Bruins put together 4- and 3-game win streaks en route to an 8-4 overall record, 5-4 in the Pac-12. Highlights included a hard-fought 17-9 road win at Top 15 opponent Utah in mid-November.
Nebraska lost several last-second contests in accruing its 5-7 overall record, with four setbacks coming by five points or less. Coach Mike Riley is in his first Nebraska season, moving to Lincoln after 15 years at Oregon State. Riley’s Oregon State squad was the 2007 Emerald Bowl champion, beating Maryland 21-14.
The Foster Farms Bowl game marks UCLA’s fifth bowl trip in the past six years. The Bruins are tied with Boston College for most total appearances in the Bay Area’s bowl game, having previously played in 2007 against Florida State and 2011 against Illinois. UCLA looks for its first Northern California bowl victory. Boston College appeared here following the 2003, 2009 and 2010 seasons.
If you are looking to attend, begin planning and making your reservations in advance as tickets are limited.
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