No. 17 UCLA to face Baylor in Holiday Bowl

No. 17 UCLA to face Baylor in Holiday Bowl
FILE - In this, Sept. 8, 2012, file photo, UCLA head coach Jim Mora gestures during the first half of an NCAA football game against Nebraska in Pasadena, Calif. UCLA plays No. 8 Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship game on Friday in Stanford. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The 17th-ranked UCLA Bruins and Baylor Bears will play each other for the first time when they meet in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 at Qualcomm Stadium.

The Bruins (9-4) won the Pac-12 South Division and are coming off a 27-24 loss to No. 8 Stanford in the conference championship game. Baylor (7-5) closed the regular season with three straight victories, including a 52-24 upset of then-No. 2 Kansas State on Nov. 17. At the time, K-State was ranked No. 1 in the BCS standings.

On Saturday, the Bears beat Oklahoma State 41-34, knocking the Cowboys out of the Top 25.