Penn State to travel to Florida for bowl
For the first time all year, Penn State is going South.
The Lions will make the trip to Jacksonville to take on Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl. The game will be played at noon ET on Jan. 2 at EverBank Field.
It’ll be the second time under James Franklin in which the Lions earned a bowl berth. Penn State finished with seven wins, but fell against a slew of top-25 teams in Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State and Temple.
The Lions earned a victory in the Pinstripe Bowl last season, which ended the team’s two-year NCAA-sanctioned bowl drought.
Georgia will play in its first game without Mark Richt, who took the Miami (FL) job after he was fired at season’s end. Bryan McClendon will take over Richt’s duties.
It remains to be seen whether or not Penn State will have Carl Nassib back, who was banged up in the final month of the season after leading the nation in sacks.
The Lions are one of 10 B1G teams that will be bowling.