PSU to Face Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl
The College Football Playoff Committee has done its job, elating some and pissing off others. Along with final rankings, they get to decide the big-ass, important bowl games’ combatants. The four who will compete for the SSMNC are #1 Alabama, #2 Clemson, #3 Notre Dame, and #4 Oklahoma. Also-rans who expressed various and sundry claims for inclusion were #5 Georgia, #6 Ohio State, and #8 UCF. (#7 Michigan knows better).
Rounding out the Top Ten are #9 Washington and #10 Florida. Bunched together at #10, #11, and #12 are the three highest ranked three-loss teams: Florida, LSU, and Penn State.
Penn State (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) was a longshot to score a big-ass bowl, the Peachy Paterno Bowl in Atlanta being the best bet. Alas, that bowl went to Florida and Michigan. Elsewhere in big Big Ten games, everything will be coming up Roses for tOSU, who will play Washington in “The Grandaddy of Them All”. The next best bowl with a Big Ten tie-in is what is now called the VRBO Citrus Bowl, where PSU will play the #14 Kentucky Wildcats (9-3, 5-3 SEC) on January 1, 2019.[Read more…]