Trojans have no preference for possible bowl game destination

Trojans have no preference for possible bowl game destination
USC tight end Randall Telfer makes a touchdown catch between Notre Dame's Elijah Shumate, left, and Eilar Hardy on Nov. 29. (Harry How / Getty Images)

After finishing the regular season with a blowout victory over Notre Dame, USC is playing the waiting game and later this week will possibly begin practicing for a bowl game.

Bowl-game matchups aren't scheduled to be announced until Sunday.

USC is 8-4 under first-year Coach Steve Sarkisian.

Jerry Palm of projected that USC will play Rutgers in the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 30 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

Holiday Bowl officials also are interested in the Trojans, who have never played in that game. Palm predicted that UCLA will play in the Holiday Bowl, facing Nebraska on Dec. 27 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

"I'll go anywhere," USC senior tight end Randall Telfer said after the Trojans' 49-14 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday.

Even back to the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, where USC lost to Georgia Tech in 2012?

"We didn't have the best time there," Telfer said. "But to be honest, we could go to the Sun Bowl and I'm pretty sure we could put our best foot forward and prepare as a team."

Junior defensive tackle Antwaun Woods also said the destination did not matter.

"I just care about who we are playing," he said.

Correspondent Lindsey Thiry contributed to this report.