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NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- TicketCity Bowl

(20) Houston Cougars (12-1) vs. (24) Penn State Nittany Lions (9-3)
Date: Monday, January 2nd
Kickoff: 12 p.m. (et)
Site: Cotton Bowl (92,158) -- Dallas, Texas
Surface: Grass
Annual: 2nd
Projected Payout Per Team: $1,200,000
Television: ESPNU
Announcers: Clay Matvick, Danny Kanell and Allison Williams
Home Record: Houston 6-1; Penn State 5-2
Away Record: Houston 6-0; Penn State 4-1
Current Win/Loss Streak: Houston 1L; Penn State 1L
All-Time Series: Penn State (2-0)
Last Meeting: September 17, 1977 (Penn State, 31-14 at Penn State)
Series Streak: Penn State has won the only two meetings.
Versus Opposing Conference: Houston vs. Big Ten (4-8)
Versus Opposing Conference: Penn State vs. Conference USA (14-0-1)
Bowl Records: Houston (8-11-1)
Penn State (27-14-2)
2011 National Rankings: Houston - 20th
Penn State - 24th
Coaches: Houston - Tony Levine (0-0 at Houston)
(Career Record, Same as above)
Penn State - Tom Bradley (1-2 at Penn State)
(Career Record, Same as above)

Season Schedule/Results
Houston Texans
Sep 3 - W vs. U-C-L-A, 38-34
Sep 10 - W at North Texas, 48-23
Sep 17 - W at Louisiana Tech, 35-34
Sep 24 - W vs. Georgia State, 56-0
Sep 29 - W at Texas-El Paso, 49-42
Oct 8 - W vs. East Carolina, 56-3
Oct 15 - Open
Oct 22 - W vs. Marshall, 63-28
Oct 27 - W vs. Rice, 73-34
Nov 5 - W at U-A-B, 56-13
Nov 10 - W at Tulane, 73-17
Nov 19 - W vs. S-M-U, 37-7
Nov 25 - W at Tulsa, 48-16
Dec 3 - L vs. Southern Miss, 28-49
Dec 10 - Open
Jan 2 - vs. Penn State, 12:00 PM (TicketCity Bowl)
Penn State Nittany Lions
Sep 3 - W vs. Indiana State, 41-7
Sep 10 - L vs. Alabama, 11-27
Sep 17 - W at Temple, 14-10
Sep 24 - W vs. Eastern Mich, 34-6
Oct 1 - W at Indiana, 16-10
Oct 8 - W vs. Iowa, 13-3
Oct 15 - W vs. Purdue, 23-18
Oct 22 - W at Northwestern, 34-24
Oct 29 - W vs. Illinois, 10-7
Nov 5 - Open
Nov 12 - L vs. Nebraska, 14-17
Nov 19 - W at Ohio State, 20-14
Nov 26 - L at Wisconsin, 7-45
Dec 3 - Open
Dec 10 - Open
Jan 2 - vs. Houston, 12:00 PM (TicketCity Bowl)