Dec. 28, organizers announced Sunday night, while Texas Christian University will be Louisiana Tech's opponent in Qualcomm Stadium's other bowl, the
The Holiday Bowl has the second choice among Pacific-12 Conference teams and fourth choice from the 10-team Big 12 Conference, after the conference champions and any additional teams were chosen to participate in Bowl Championship Series games.
The Cal Golden Bears are 7-5, including victories in three of their past four games. The Texas Longhorns also are 7-5, losing three of their past four games.
This will be Cal's third Holiday Bowl appearance and the fifth for Texas.
The 10-2 TCU Horned Frogs will be the Mountain West Conference representative in the Poinsettia Bowl for the third time in six years. The game gets the second selection of the conference, behind the Las Vegas Bowl.