Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1)
When: Monday, January 2, 2012
Where: Cotton Bowl-Dallas,TX
Houston ranks first in the nation in passing (443.8 yards a game), total offense (599.0) and scoring (50.8 points a game). The Nittany Lions are 10th in the nation in total defense (300.9) and fifth in points allowed (15.7 per game). Penn State ranks third all-time in bowl wins (27).
The game will be the third between the two schools and first since 1977
when the then No. 10-ranked Nittany Lions defeated Houston 31-14 in
State College on November 14. Penn State won the first game in the
series with a 24-7 win in 1964 at Rice Stadium.