Dec 27, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Baylor Bears coach Art Briles (left) and quarterback Nick Florence hold the championship trophy after the 2012 Holiday Bowl against the UCLA Bruins at Qualcomm Stadium. Baylor defeated UCLA 49-26. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

National University Holiday Bowl 2013: Arizona State vs. Texas Tech


The Arizona State Sun Devils finished their season last Saturday in horrible fashion as Stanford rolled over them in the Pac-12 Championship 38-14.

The Sun Devils finished the season 10-3 and 8-1 in the Pac-12 but their season still continues as on December 30th at 10:15 pm they will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders out of Big 12 in the National University Holiday Bowl.

The Red Raiders finished the season 7-5 and 4-5 in the Big 12. Texas Tech is also on a five game losing streak. This game has some must see players to watch especially if you love offense.

For Arizona State, keep your eye on quarterback Taylor Kelly and running back Marion Grice. Grice should be ready for the bowl game as he has been out with injury.

Kelly’s elevated play this season has gotten Arizona State to this point. This season he has thrown for 3,510 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.

As I mentioned before keep an eye on his backfield mate in Marion Grice. Grice, who is considered to be a first or second round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft should be ready on December 30th. Grice this season has scored 14 rushing touchdowns on 996 rushing yards.

For Texas Tech all eyes will be on tight end Jace Amaro. The junior has played phenomenal this season giving both quarterbacks a well needed safety valve. If Amaro declares for the NFL Draft he will most likely be a first round pick.

This season, Amaro has 98 receptions for 1,240 yards, and seven touchdowns. He had his best game of the season against Oklahoma State in a loss where he had 15 receptions for 174 yards and a touchdown.

This matchup will be a good as this game can be seen on ESPN.

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