After a 9-3 regular season, the Penn State Nittany Lions finished third in the Big Ten and look set for a big bowl game to finish off their season.
On Sunday afternoon, Brett McMurphy of Stadium Network reported that the Nittany Lions will be competing in the Citrus Bowl against Kentucky.
If true, it will be Penn State’s first appearance in the Citrus Bowl since 2009, and their bowl-record-tying sixth appearance.
The latest College Football Playoff poll ranked Penn State No. 12, and Kentucky ranked No. 14.
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 2, 2018
Penn State and Kentucky have played each other five times, with their last matchup coming in the 1999 Outback Bowl. The Nittany Lions under Joe Paterno won that game 26-14.
The Nittany Lions will be looking to complete their third straight 10-plus win season, a feat they haven’t accomplished since 1982.
Kentucky, meanwhile, has never appeared in the Citrus Bowl.
The Wildcats finished the season with a 9-3 record, good for second in the SEC East. Their nine regular season wins was the most since 1977.