Fact of the day: USC is scheduled to practice 14 times before the Holiday Bowl, including last week's three practices.
The Trojans finished the regular season 8-4 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12 Conference. The Cornhuskers are 9-3 and 5-3 in the Big Ten.
This will be USC's first time playing in the Holiday Bowl, but its fourth game against Nebraska.
In 2007, the Trojans defeated the Cornhuskers, 49-31, in Lincoln, Neb.
In The Times:
- Devon Kennard is named NFC defensive player of the week
- Chris Hawkins is open to switching positions to safety
Around the Web:
- Ex-USC defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast is ready to coach again
- A look at Eastern Christian Academy, the high school of Kenny Bigelow and Khaliel Rodgers