Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Capital One Bowl Game Notes

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When: Friday, January 1, 2010
Where: Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium (65,438)
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Attendance: 65,000
Series Record: Penn State leads, 1-0
Penn State Captains:
No. 17 Daryll Clark, Sr., QB
No. 45 Sean Lee, Sr., LB

Television: The contest will be televised by ESPN on ABC to national audience with Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Erin Andrews calling the action. The Nittany Lions are appearing on television for the 190th time in their last 192 games.
Radio: Penn State Sports Network (60 stations) Radio Team (10th year)
Play-by-Play: Steve Jones; Analysis: Jack Ham
Web stream:
LSU Sports Radio Network: (Joe Hawhtorne, play-by-play; Doug Moreau, analysis; Jordy Hultberg, sideline). Sports USA Radio (Rich Cellini, Charles Arbuckle, Ross Tucker, Rich Herrera).


Joe Paterno
Penn State Record 393-129-3 (75.1), 44th Year
Overall Record: Same
vs. LSU 1-0
60th year on Penn State staff...all-time leader in career wins among FBS (1-A) coaches...300 wins faster than any coach in NCAA history...College Football Hall of Fame inductee in 2007.

Les Miles
LSU Record 51-14, 5th Year
Overall Record 79-35, 9th Year
vs. Penn State 0-0

The Series: The Nittany Lions and Tigers are meeting for just the second time. Penn State captured a 16-9 win over LSU in the 1974 Orange Bowl to cap the school's and Joe Paterno's first 12-0 campaign.

Lions and Tigers to Clash for Second Time in Capital One Bowl

Two of the nation's storied powers will meet for just the second time in the 64th Capital One Bowl. Penn State (10-2) and LSU (9-3) will be meeting for the first time since their 1974 Orange Bowl clash, which resulted in a 16-9 Nittany Lion win to clinch the program's first 12-0 campaign. The No. 13 Nittany Lions are playing in their fourth different New Year's bowl game in the past five years, having played in the 2006 FedEx Orange Bowl, 2007 Outback Bowl and 2009 Rose Bowl. Penn State's last game was a 42-14 win at Michigan State on Nov. 21. The Tigers posted a 33-30 overtime win over Arkansas on Nov. 28 in their last regular season game. Penn State has a 50-13 (79.3) record since the start of the 2005 season, the nation's eighth-best record over that span. LSU is No. 9 with a 51-14 mark (78.4) over the past five seasons.

Nittany Lions have Nation's No. 3 Bowl Winning Percentage

Penn State is No. 3 in the nation in bowl winning percentage among schools with at least 10 post-season victories, earning a 26-13-2 record for a 65.8 winning percentage. The Nittany Lions also are third nationally with 26 bowl victories and their 42nd bowl visit ranks eighth nationally. Boston College (13-6, 68.4) and USC (31-16, 65.9) are the only teams with at least 10 bowl wins that have a higher winning percentage than Penn State. Penn State leads all Big Ten Conference teams in bowl victories, appearances and winning percentage. Coach Joe Paterno is the all-time leader in bowl wins (23-11-1 record) and appearances (36th). He is third with a 67.14 winning percentage among coaches with at least 12 bowl visits.

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