Holiday Bowl Q&A With David Allen

Dec. 21, 2012

The UCLA football team departed for the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl on Friday afternoon and UCLA senior fullback David Allen agreed to answer a few questions prior to the team's departure. Check below to see what David had to say!

Holiday Bowl Q&A -- UCLA FB David Allen

Q: Do you have any Holiday Bowl memories?
A: I actually had the chance to go to the Nebraska-Washington Holiday Bowl as a fan a few years ago (2010) and that was a great experience. The stadium was unbelievable and the atmosphere was electric, so I am very excited to be a part of it this year.

Q: What else from that game sticks out in your mind?
A: Driving to the stadium and seeing signs and flags from each team everywhere was really cool. So was seeing all the tailgaters. I've been to a Chargers game there before, but the in-stadium vibe was completely different. I'm used to seeing a sea of Chargers gear, but that time (of course), everyone had on Holiday Bowl merchandise. The feel of the stadium was unlike one I had experienced there before, from the pregame all the way through the end of the game. It was electrifying.

Q: What do you expect this time around from a player's perspective?
A: Especially with the season we've had this year I expect the stands to be pretty full. I know that our fan base will be out in full force and I know Baylor will bring a good crowd too. I really think the stadium will be a very fun place to be on the night of December 27.

Q: As an outgoing senior, do you have a message for the players who will still be here next year, and for those who will enter the program in coming years?
A: Stay hungry. Guys like me who have been here for four years have seen it all. This is just the start of something special. Coach Mora's arrival represents the new beginning for the program. I was fortunate enough to experience that this year and I'm so excited for the future of UCLA Football.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Sep 05 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:30 PM PST
at UNLV
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Sep 19 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - TBA PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Saturday, Oct 03 - TBA PST
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
Thursday, Oct 15 - 7:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Thursday, Oct 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Oct 31 - TBA PST
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - TBA PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Nov 14 - TBA PST
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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