UCLA to play Virginia Tech in Sun Bowl Dec. 31
UCLA is bound for El Paso.
The Bruins will make their fourth appearance in the Sun Bowl, where they will play Virginia Tech (8-4) on Dec. 31. It will give the Bruins, who are 9-3, a chance for their first 10-win season since 2005.
It would be the seventh 10-win season in Bruins history. UCLA played more than 10 games in a season only three times before the 1972 season.
“Getting that 10th win is really important to these guys, especially the seniors,” coach Jim Mora said. “That would be the cherry on top for their careers. It would be an accomplishment, showing the program is moving forward.”
The Bruins got that 10th win in 2005 by beating Northwestern, 50-38, in the Sun Bowl. UCLA lost to Wisconsin, 21-20, in the 2000 Sun Bowl and beat Illinois, 6-3, in El Paso in 1991.
This will be the first meeting between UCLA and Virginia Tech.