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How to watch Penn State vs. Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl

No. 12 Penn State closes the 2018 season vs. No. 14 Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando Jan. 1. Once again, the Nittany Lions will be appearing on ABC, with the telecast slated to start at 1 p.m. Eastern

James Franklin’s Nittany Lions enter the contest at 9-3 overall and 6-3 in the Big Ten. Mark Stoops’ Wildcats are 9-3 overall and 5-3 on the SEC.

Here is what you need to know if you plan to watch or follow the Citrus Bowl between Penn State and Kentucky.


Network: ABC

Kickoff Time: 1 p.m., Eastern

Play-By-Play: Dave Flemming

Color: Brock Huard

Sideline: Lauren Rutledge

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Penn State Sports Network

Play-By-Play: Steve Jones

Color: Former Nittany Lion Jack Ham

Sideline: Former Nittany Lion Derrick Williams

Note: For a rundown of the Penn State Sports Network 63 affiliates across the Northeast, check this list


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• This marks Penn State’s six appearance on ABC this season. The Nittany Lions beat Pitt in Pittsburgh (51-6) Sept. 8, lost to Ohio State at Beaver Stadium (27-26) Sept. 29, beat Indiana in Bloomington (33-28) Oct. 20, beat Wisconsin (22-10) at Beaver Stadium Nov. 10 and beat Maryland at Beaver Stadium (38-3) Nov. 24. This is the team’s first game on ABC this season with this particular announcing crew

• PSU has played on ABC more than any other network through the years, with a 105-73-1 record on the network. The Lions are 6-9-1 in bowl games on ABC, but have not appeared in a postseason game on the network since losing to Florida in the 2011 Outback Bowl.

• Penn State has had 195 consecutive games televised nationally, with 315 of the last 317 contests being on TV. The Nittany Lions are tied with Michigan for the most games televised since 1995 with 280 each.

• The Lions and Wildcats have not played one another since the 1999 Outback Bowl, which was a 26-14 PSU win. Penn State leads the all-time series 3-2, but this will only be the second televised game between the two teams. 


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