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Penn State Football: Breaking Down Where Penn State Has Played Its Bowls

by on December 21, 2014 9:00 AM

Penn State is headed to a bowl game, and has been to many bowl games. But how well do you know all of the little details about the bowls the Nittany Lions have played in all of the program's history?

Well for one this will be the first time Penn State has played a bowl in New York and the 8th state the Nittany Lions have visited in the postseason. The most visited state? Florida gets that honor with 20 bowl appearances down in the warmth of Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa and Orlando. Not a bad place to play some football.

While Penn State has played in only eight states, the Nittany Lions have played a total of 14 cities ranging from Honolulu to Memphis. Miami has hosted the Nittany Lions on seven occasions followed up by Tempe, Arizona six different times.

And stadiums? Penn State has played in 18 different venues in the postseason with Sun Devil Stadium taking home top honors with all six games Penn State has played in Tempe. 

Bowl Games By State:

Florida: 10 

Arizona: 6

Texas: 6

California and Louisiana: 4

Pennsylvania: 2

New York, Hawaii and Tennessee: 1

 

Bowl Games By City:

Miami: 7

Tempe: 6

Orlando: 5

New Orleans, Jacksonville, Tampa and Dallas: 4

Pasadena: 3

San Antonio, Philadelphia: 2

New York, Honolulu, Memphis and San Diego: 1

 

Bowl Games By Stadium: 

Sun Devil: 6

Citrus: 5

Orange, Cotton and Gator: 4

Superdome, Rose and Raymond James: 3

Alamodome, Philadelphia Municipal and Joe Robbie: 2

Yankee, Tampa, Liberty, Aloha, Jack Murphy and Tulane: 1

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Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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