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USC vs. Nebraska: How they match up in Holiday Bowl
USC vs. Nebraska: How they match up in Holiday Bowl

USC has a record of 33-17 in bowl games but is playing in the Holiday Bowl for the first time. Nebraska is 1-2 in the Holiday Bowl and 25-25 overall. The Cornhuskers lost to a Steve Sarkisian-coached Washington team, 19-7, in the 2010 Holiday Bowl. Sarkisian will be trying for his ninth win in his first season as USC's head coach. Staff writer Gary Klein examines the game's story lines and matchups: At the pass USC quarterback Cody Kessler has passed for 36 touchdowns, with four interceptions. He is completing 71% of his passes and ranks second nationally in completion percentage, third in passing efficiency. Kessler is coming off a record-setting performance in the...

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