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COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 24:  Case McCoy #6 of the Texas Longhorns looks to hand off against the Texas A&M Aggies in the second half of a game at Kyle Field on November 24, 2011 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Case McCoy #6 of the Texas Longhorns looks to hand off against the Texas A&M Aggies in the second half of a game at Kyle Field on November 24, 2011 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
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Texas vs. California; Holiday Bowl NFL Draft watch notes - Mocking The Draft
Every year since 2005 Texas and California have each had at least three players drafted and it shouldn't be any different in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Longhorns aren't sending a Brian Orakpo or Earl Thomas to the NFL and the Golden Bears don't have an Aaron Rodgers or DeSean Jackson. That's part of the reason both enter the Holiday Bowl with a 7-5 record. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Holiday Bowl 2011, Texas Vs. Cal: Horns, Bears Renew Hostilities In San Diego - SBNation.com
Quite a few bowl games will be decided by which explosive offense is able to make one more play than its opponent. For the Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl, that is not the case. Which limited offense can make more noise against a superior defense? Which team better avoids disaster?

California Golden Bears vs. Texas Longhorns - Preview - December 28, 2011 - ESPN
Texas improved enough this season to return to postseason play after having its 12-year streak of bowl appearances snapped in 2010. The stumbling Longhorns, though, could badly use a win in their final game as they seek a positive ending to another disappointing season.