American Football Database
1924 Los Angeles Christmas Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Southern California 0 0 20 0 20
University of Missouri 0 0 0 7 7
Date December 25, 1924
Season 1924
Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Location Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Christmas Bowl

The Los Angeles Christmas Festival was a post-season college football bowl game played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California on December 25, 1924 between the University of Southern California and the University of Missouri-Columbia. It was Missouri's first bowl appearance, and USC's second (they had played in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day 1924.)[1]

Possible revival

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Proposed Christmas Bowl logo

A group led by Derek Dearwater looked to create a new Christmas Bowl in 2010.[2] According to Dearwater, the game was supposed to pit the Pac-10's No. 7 team (or a school from the Mid-American Conference if the Pac-10 didn't have any more bowl-eligible squads) against the Western Athletic Conference's No. 2 team. The L.A. Coliseum was the planned venue, either on Christmas Eve or the following Monday, December 27. The Children's Miracle Network ("Creating Christmas Miracles for Children in Need") was to be the game's chief benefactor.

However, the bowl proposal "fell short of meeting the NCAA's licensing criteria due to an inability to secure a back-up conference agreement" for the Pac-10's No. 7 selection. Efforts are underway to attempt certification again in 2014.[3]

See also


  1. Foldesy, Jody. "Bowls burgeon as big business", The Washington Times. December 21, 1997. Page A1.