Penn State (6-6) will play Boston College (7-5) in the Pinstripe Bowl on December 27 in New York City at Yankee Stadium. The kickoff is set for 4:30 in the afternoon and will be broadcasted on the ESPN family of networks.
This is the Nittany Lions’ first bowl trip in two years since participating in the TicketCity Bowl in January 2012, but they haven’t won a bowl game since January 2010 when they topped LSU 19-17.
This will be head coach James Franklin’s fourth career bowl appearance. He went 2-1 in the postseason at Vanderbilt.
Boston College is 13-10 all-time in its postseason appearances, but have not won since 2008 when Vanderbilt came out on top with a 16-14 victory. Before that defeat, the Eagles held the nation’s longest active bowl game win streak.
The Nittany Lions and the Eagles have met 23 times, and Penn State holds the advantage 19-4. Boston College holds an offensive statistical edge on Penn State, but the Lions’ defense is well-prepared against offensive threats. Penn State ended the season ranked second in the nation in total defense, eighth in scoring defense, and first in rushing defense.
The news was first reported by Brett McMurphy of ESPN.
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