James Franklin releases statement on opportunity to play in Rose Bowl vs. Utah
Penn State is back in the Rose Bowl!
Since Ohio State and Michigan both reached the College Football Playoff, the Nittany Lions have earned a spot in the Rose Bowl, a battle between the best remaining B1G and Pac-12 teams.
Head coach James Franklin released a statement on the opportunity to play in the Rose Bowl Sunday afternoon.
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This is Penn State’s 5th all-time appearance in the Rose Bowl, the school’s first since 2016 against USC. The Nittany Lions have not won the Rose Bowl since 1994, when Penn State defeated Oregon 38-20.
And it should be a good game this season. Utah kicked USC out of the College Football Playoff field and ensured the matchup against Penn State in doing so.
So in a way, the Nittany Lions need to thank their opponent for this one before taking the field.