The Utah Utes are headed to the Holiday Bowl to take on the Northwestern Wildcats. Coming into today, the talk was the Sun Bowl was likely for Utah with the Holiday Bowl having interest in the Oregon Ducks, but it sounds like there was a lot of lobbying from Utah to get the Holiday Bowl. (Way to go Utah administration and fans for making this happen!)
The Holiday Bowl in San Diego on New Year’s Eve is a great destination, and Northwestern is a great opponent. I really like this matchup. Northwestern won the Big 10 West but fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big 10 Championship. The Buckeyes will face the Washington Huskies in the Rose Bowl, who beat Utah in the Pac-12 Championship. Kind of cool that the winners and losers of the Pac-12 and Big 10 Championships are meeting in bowl games this year.
We will dive more into Northwestern in the days and weeks to come here at Block U. For now, enjoy the big news Utah fans and plan your trips to San Diego, Calif.