The 35th Annual Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl is a thrilling college football bowl game in San Diego that features some of the most talented players in the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences. The final seconds of Holiday Bowl games are often filled with reversals of fortune and stunning upsets, which is why it has earned the nickname of America’s Most Exciting Bowl Game. The bowl game is held at Qualcomm Stadium, home of the NFL San Diego Chargers. Kick off is at 6:45 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on December 27, 2012. Last year, the Texas Longhorns took home the Holiday Bowl trophy after beating the California Golden Bears, 21 to 10. In 2012, it’s anyone’s guess who will take the field on game day, but teams in contention include Oregon and Stanford in the PAC-12 North, UCLA and USC in the South, and Kansas State and Oklahoma in the Big 12.