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Keys to the game: Holiday Bowl

Posted on: December 16, 2011 2:31 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

CALIFORNIA WILL WIN IF: This game is about a small measure of revenge for the Bears, after Texas successfully lobbied for a Rose Bowl bid over Cal in 2004. That doesn't matter much to the current players - some of whom were in middle school at the time - but it's not like they won't be properly motivated for the trip down to San Diego. The key for California to win lies on offense and if they can move the ball against a generally well-regarded secondary. Zach Maynard has been inconsistent at the quarterback position but has plenty of weapons to deliver the ball to.

TEXAS WILL WIN IF: After a disappointing end to the season, the Longhorns can still get a win and use it to build momentum during the offseason with a young team. The defense looked shaky against Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III but has performed much better than expected, topping the pass-happy Big 12 and finishing 14th in the country in total defense. Mack Brown knows how to prepare his team and win bowls (just one loss since 2003) and expect nothing less this time around.

THE X-FACTOR: Brown has already said that both of his quarterbacks, Case McCoy and David Ash, will see playing time at the Holiday Bowl. Neither has necessarily looked good throwing the football around so the health of the running game will be important against a very good Cal defense. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks may not be a name Longhorns fans know much about but he will be after the game as Texas tries to run the ball.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 3:38 pm

Keys to the game: Holiday Bowl

Don't you mean, "Hooker 'em"? Oh sorry, that's U$C and Whoregon's main recruiting tools! Cool

Should be a good game. Though many of us long-time alums and fans will never forget 2004 and Mack's whiny imploring for his team and wish nothing less than a thorough thrashing to be delivered to UT tonight.

GO BEARS!!!   

Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:28 pm

Keys to the game: Holiday Bowl

Go Longhorns Hook Em'

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