This New Year's Eve, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) football team will be leaving the City of Angels and heading to El Paso, Texas to battle Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl.
On Dec. 31 at 2 p.m., the No. 17 Bruins (9-3) face the Hokies (8-4), who have not been to the El Paso bowl game since 1947.
If UCLA wins, it will be the seventh time the Bruins achieve a 10-win season.
According to the Los Angeles Times, UCLA Coach Jim Mora said, "Getting that 10th win is really important to these guys, especially the seniors...That would be the cherry on top for their careers. It would be an accomplishment, showing the program is moving forward.”
UCLA and Virginia Tech have never faced each other in football, let alone a bowl game.
On the other side of town, the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans find themselves facing the Fresno State Bulldogs in its final game of the season after accepting a bid to play in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium.
The No. 21-ranked Fresno State has had a strong season with a 11-1 record.
According to the Los Angeles Times, USC is 1-1 against Fresno State.