San Diego bowl games set: Cal to play Texas, La. Tech to play TCU


California will play Texas in the

Holiday Bowl

Dec. 28, organizers announced Sunday night, while Texas Christian University will be Louisiana Tech’s opponent in Qualcomm Stadium’s other bowl, the

Poinsettia Bowl


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.

Louisiana Tech, 8-4, earned a spot in the Dec. 21 game on Nov. 26 when it assured itself of the Western Athletic Conference championship by defeating New Mexico State, 44-0, at Ruston, La.