Some excellent notes and nuggets from ESPN Stats & Info to get you ready for a five-pack of Big Ten bowls today.
TicketCity Bowl: Penn State vs. Houston
Penn State will be playing in its first bowl game without Joe Paterno as head coach since the 1962 Gator Bowl. It’s the first time the Nittany Lions have played a bowl game without Paterno on the staff since the 1948 Cotton Bowl, which is where the TicketCity Bowl is played. Penn State has previously only played two bowl games in its history without Paterno on staff — the 1948 Cotton Bowl and the 1923 Rose Bowl.
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