2015 Holiday Bowl

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2015 National Funding Holiday Bowl
38th Holiday Bowl Game
1234 Total
USC 0777 21
Wisconsin 01373 23
Date December 30, 2015
Season 2015
Stadium Qualcomm Stadium
Location San Diego, California
MVP Offense: Joel Stave (QB, Wisconsin)
Defense: Jack Cichy (LB, Wisconsin)
Favorite USC by 3[1]
Referee John McDaid (SEC)[2]
Attendance 48,329[2]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN/ESPN Radio
Announcers Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, & Olivia Harlan (ESPN)
Drew Goodman, Tom Ramsey & Marty Cesario (ESPN Radio)
Holiday Bowl
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The 2015 Holiday Bowl was an American college football bowl game played on December 30, 2015 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The 38th edition of the Holiday Bowl, it featured Wisconsin from the Big Ten Conference and USC from the Pac-12 Conference. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concluded the 2015 FBS football season. The game started at 7:40 p.m. PST and was telecast on ESPN (also on ESPN Radio). The Badgers defeated the Trojans 23–21.

Teams[edit]

This was the seventh overall meeting between these two teams, with USC leading the series 6–0 before this game. The last time these two teams met was in 1966 when #5 USC defeated the unranked Badgers 38-3 in a regular season non-conference game.[3][4]

Wisconsin[edit]

USC[edit]

Game summary[edit]

Scoring Summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP USC WIS
2 13:30 9 50 3:44 WIS 38-yard field goal by Rafael Gaglianone 0 3
2 8:56 6 74 3:19 WIS Corey Clement 6-yard touchdown run, Rafael Gaglianone kick good 0 10
2 5:17 9 55 3:39 USC Justin Davis 1-yard touchdown run, Alex Wood kick good 7 10
2 0:26 12 71 4:51 WIS 33-yard field goal by Rafael Gaglianone 7 13
3 7:49 12 64 6:15 WIS Austin Traylor 4-yard touchdown reception from Joel Stave, Rafael Gaglianone kick good 7 20
3 5:34 5 55 2:15 USC Justin Davis 1-yard touchdown run, Alex Wood kick good 14 20
4 10:19 12 82 5:08 USC Darreus Rogers 7-yard touchdown reception from Cody Kessler, Alex Wood kick good 21 20
4 2:27 7 42 3:07 WIS 29-yard field goal by Rafael Gaglianone 21 23
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 21 23

Source: [2]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics[2] USC WIS
First downs 16 22
Plays–yards 61–286 75–394
Rushes–yards 28–65 46–177
Passing yards 221 217
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 18–33–1 18–29–0
Time of possession 22:42 37:18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Football: Wisconsin Badgers Team Page with Schedule and ATS Results". VegasInsider.com. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "2015 Holiday Bowl: USC vs. Wisconsin Stats". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2015-12-30.
  3. ^ "Winsipedia - Wisconsin Badgers vs. USC Trojans football series history". Winsipedia. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Football - Wisconsin Athletics - Bowl matchup resumes strange series for Badgers". University of Wisconsin. Retrieved 24 December 2015.