Penn State Nittany Lions
Citrus Bowl Matchup
Penn State Nittany Lions

Citrus Bowl Matchup

Published Dec. 2, 2018 4:39 p.m. ET

No. 16 Kentucky (9-3, SEC) vs No. 13 Penn State (9-3, Big Ten), Jan. 1, 1 p.m. EST

LOCATION: Orlando, Florida


Kentucky: QB Terry Wilson, 1,763 yards passing, 11 touchdowns.


Penn State: RB Miles Sanders, 1,223 yards rushing, nine touchdowns.


Kentucky: The Wildcats' best regular season in four decades ended with a second-place finish in the SEC East. Their signature win was a 27-16 upset at Florida, ending a 31-game losing streak to the Gators that was one of the longest in college football.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions finished 12th in the College Football Playoff rankings and third in the Big Ten East.


Penn State 26, Kentucky 14, Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, 1999).


Kentucky: First appearance in the Citrus Bowl, third consecutive bowl under Mark Stoops and 18th overall.

Penn State: Sixth appearance in the Citrus Bowl, 49th bowl appearance overall.


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