This is now Logan Paulsen’s fourth bowl game.
All he remembers is the one he didn’t have, though.
As UCLA sat at home last year following a 4-8 season, the Bruins were often reminded of their poor season, watching so many of their opponents on TV during bowl season.
If anything, though, it makes this bowl all the more rewarding.
“I was hurt all last year, so I had been sitting around quite a bit – but to be home, sitting around, being there for Christmas just kind of had a weird feel to it,” Paulsen said. “An uncomfortable feeling, like I should be doing something else. Then you watch all this football, all these bowl games, and that was tough. I can’t tell you how good it feels to be back.”