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USC will attempt to stay unbeaten against Nebraska in Holiday Bowl

USC will attempt to stay unbeaten against Nebraska in Holiday Bowl
USC quarterback Cody Kessler passes for 3,505 yards with 36 touchdowns and four interceptions for the Trojans this season. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

USC returns to practice Friday in preparation for its Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl match-up against Nebraska, a team the Trojans have never lost to.

USC is 3-0-1 against the Cornhuskers.

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In 2007, in the most recent game between the traditional powers, top-ranked USC defeated the No.14 Cornhuskers, 49-31, at Lincoln, Neb.

The game was not as close as the score indicated. The Trojans rushed for 313 yards and led by 32 points going into the fourth quarter.

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In 2006, the fourth-ranked Trojans defeated Nebraska, 28-10, at the Coliseum.

In 1969, fifth-ranked USC opened the season with a 31-21 victory at Nebraska.

And in 1970, the third-ranked Trojans and Cornhuskers tied, 21-21, in the second game of the season. Nebraska finished 11-0-1 and was ranked No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll.

Follow Gary Klein on Twitter @LATimesKlein

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