SAN DIEGO -- Number-12 Arizona State will face Number-17 Texas in the Holiday Bowl on December 27th.
Coach Dennis Erickson led the Sun Devils to a 10-and-2 record in
his first season in Tempe. With Southern Cal heading to the Rose
Bowl as the Pacific-10 Conference champion, the Holiday Bowl was
obligated by contract to take the runner-up Sun Devils.
The Sun Devils are 0-and-2 in previous Holiday Bowls, losing to
Arkansas in 1985 and to Kansas State in 2002.
Coach Mack Brown will bring his 9-and-3 Longhorns to the Holiday
Bowl for the fourth time in eight years. Texas lost to Oregon in
2000, beat Washington in 2001 and lost to Washington State in 2003.