UNC (9-4, 6-2 ACC) brings in one of the nation’s more dynamic offenses, led by quarterback and NFL prospect Drake Maye. The redshirt freshman finished the season with 35 touchdowns against seven interceptions, and the Heels averaged 473 yards per game of offense. The ability to get stops is the only question.
Oregon (9-3, 7-2 Pac-12) were just a few plays away from the conference championship game, with an injury to starting quarterback Bo Nix late against Washington likely making the difference. The Auburn transfer Nix was in the Heisman conversation until late in the season, finishing with 3388 yards and 27 touchdowns against six interceptions. They also run the ball as well as anyone in the country, with a per-carry average of 5.5 yards as a team.
After years being held at the former Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium, this game will be played at the home of MLB’s San Diego Padres until at least 2025. There was no game in 2020 or 2021 due to Covid-19, but one of the favorite bowls of fans and teams has finally returned.
2022 Holiday Bowl: North Carolina vs. Oregon
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