Baylor (7-5) vs. UCLA (9-4), 9:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Line: UCLA by 1

Series Record: First meeting

WHAT'S AT STAKE

The Holiday Bowl bills itself as "America's Most Exciting Bowl Game," and these two teams can deliver. Baylor's offense, led by quarterback Nick Florence, is first nationally with 578.8 yards per game and the Bears are fifth in scoring at 44.1 points. UCLA is led by running back Johnathan Franklin and quarterback Brett Hundley.

KEY MATCHUP

Baylor senior quarterback Nick Florence, who replaced Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, against UCLA's defense. Florence leads the nation in total offense with 387.7 yards per game. UCLA's defense has allowed at least 27 points in each of its last four, including consecutive losses to Stanford. The second loss to the Cardinal was in the Pac-12 championship game.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Baylor: Senior All-American Terrance Williams is first in the nation in yards receiving at 147 per game.

UCLA: Senior running back Johnathan Franklin is UCLA's career leading rusher, with his 1,700 yards this season propelling him to a four-year total of 4,369 yards. He ran for 13 touchdowns and caught two scoring passes.

FACTS & FIGURES

UCLA's Jim Mora began his coaching career with the San Diego Chargers as defensive quality control coach from 1985-88 and secondary coach from 1989-91. He also was head coach with the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks. ... This is the first meeting between the teams. ... The over-under for combined points is 81½. ... Baylor rebounded from a four-game losing streak in the middle of the season to win four of its last five, including its final three games. Among them was a 52-24 upset of then-No. 2 Kansas State, derailing the Wildcats' hopes for a national championship.