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USC hangs on to beat Nebraska, 45-42, in the Holiday Bowl
USC hangs on to beat Nebraska, 45-42, in the Holiday Bowl

It's a final, USC defeats Nebraska, 45-42, to win the Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Saturday night. Cody Kessler passed for 321 yards and three touchdowns while Javorius Allen rushed for 152 yards and two scores for the Trojans. Adoree' Jackson returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and scored on a 71-yard pass play to help USC finish 9-4 this season. Nebraska also finished 9-4. The Cornhuskers failed to convert a fourth-down play with 2 1/2 minutes left in the fourth quarter when defensive back Leon McQuay came across the line of scrimmage to bring down receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El, who had taken a shovel pass after going in motion. The Trojans, though, could not...

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