Penn State v LSU in the Capital One Bowl

The Nittany Lions and Tigers are set to tangle in the 64th renewal of the Capital One Bowl on January 1, 2010 at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium.

The Nittany Lions were No. 13 in the final Bowl Championship Series standings and the Tigers were No. 12 in the BCS. Penn State is ranked No. 9 in the USA Today Coaches poll and No. 11 in the Associated Press poll. LSU is No. 13 in the AP and Coaches polls.

“We are very excited to be returning to the Capital One Bowl,” said Tim Curley, Director of Athletics. “Everyone from Penn State has had a fantastic experience during our previous trips to Orlando. We’re thrilled about again playing in the Capital One Bowl and one more chance for our great fans to support this team. The hospitality extended to our squad and fans by the Capital One Bowl staff has been outstanding during our previous visits and we’re looking forward to taking part in the many bowl events and the outstanding attractions in the Orlando area.”

Statue Of Joe Paterno
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The Nittany Lions and Tigers will be meeting for just the second time. Penn State defeated LSU, 16-9, in the 1974 Orange Bowl to cap the program’s first 12-0 campaign.

“We had hoped for a tough opponent in our bowl match-up and we got just that in LSU,” stated Joe Paterno, who is in his 44th season as head coach and is the all-time leader in victories among major college coaches with a 393-129-3 (75.1) record. “They have been among the top teams for years and we look forward competing with them. Our team has worked hard all season and have been a great group. It will be a terrific challenge to play LSU.”

 

 

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