This year’s Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl will be a real bear fight.

The college football bowl game, in its 35th year and scheduled for Dec. 27 at Qualcomm Stadium, pits the UCLA Bruins against the Baylor Bears, bowl organizers announced.

UCLA finished this season at 9-4 in the Pac-12 South Division and lost the conference championship game to Stanford Dec. 1.

Baylor completed a 7-5 record in the Big 12 Conference including upset wins over Kansas State and Oklahoma State.

Both teams feature high powered offenses, with Baylor’s ranked first in yardage, and fifth in points.

This is the first appearance for both teams in the San Diego event, and will also be the first time these teams have played each other.

— SDBJ Staff Report