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The Louisville soccer staff arrived in San Diego Saturday hours earlier than USC, its opponent in Wednesday’s forty fourth annual Vacation Bowl.

Each groups are set to tour the plane provider USS Abraham Lincoln on Sunday and go to SeaWorld on Monday. The Cardinals are scheduled to go to the San Diego Zoo Tuesday.

The Trojans will likely be taking part in within the Vacation Bowl for the fourth time because the Pac-12 Convention started supplying a staff for the sport in 1997. USC defeated Nebraska, 45-42, in 2014; misplaced to Wisconsin, 23-21, in 2015, and misplaced to Iowa, 49-24, in 2019.

Louisville will likely be taking part in within the Vacation Bowl for the primary time. It’s the second time any Atlantic Coast Convention staff has performed within the sport. Beneath an settlement introduced in 2019, the ACC will provide a staff for the sport no less than by way of 2025.

North Carolina misplaced to Oregon, 28-27, in final 12 months’s sport.

This would be the first assembly between the Cardinals and Trojans.

USC (7-5) has misplaced three consecutive video games and 5 of its final six after a 6-0 begin.

Louisville (10-3) has misplaced its final two video games following a four-game successful streak.

The groups have one frequent opponent — Notre Dame, which handed the Trojans their first defeat of the season, 48-20, Oct. 14, one week after shedding to Louisville, 33-20.

The Cardinals had been ranked sixteenth within the newest Related Press ballot, launched Dec. 3. USC dropped out of the High 25 following its 52-42 loss to Washington on Nov. 4.

The Trojans have 5 gamers from San Diego — rush finish DJ Peevy (Lincoln Excessive College), lengthy snapper Nathan Weneta (Cathedral Catholic Excessive College), receiver Jaden Moore (The Bishop’s College), kicker Tyler Robles (La Costa Canyon Excessive College) and punter Michael McAllister (La Costa Canyon Excessive College).

Louisville has six gamers from California, however none from the San Diego space.

The Cardinals will likely be taking part in in California for the third time. They tied Lengthy Seaside State, 24-24, within the 1970 Pasadena Bowl, and San Jose State, 10- 10, in 1990.

Up to date at 2 p.m. Dec. 23, 2023

–Metropolis Information Service