Ticket City Bowl 2012: Penn State Falls, 30-14

Penn State couldn't overcome a 17-0 first quarter for Houston in an eventual 30-14 loss in the 2012 Ticket City Bowl

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Ticket City Bowl 2012: Penn State Quarterback Matt McGloin Will Not Play

Penn State interim head coach announced Sunday that quarterback Matt McGloin will not play Monday in the 2012 Ticket City Bowl against the Houston Cougars (Noon on ESPNU). According to Ted Baird of the Scranton Times-Tribune, McGloin failed a a series of concussions Saturday and that if he could not go then backup Rob Bolden would start in his place. Third-stringer and walk-on junior, Shane McGregor, will serve as the Nittany Lion backup.

For about a month now, McGloin's playing status for the Tickety City Bowl has been uncertain after an altercation between him and wide receiver Curtis Drake that left him with a concussion.

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
2011 - Matthew McGloin 12 50.0 125 231 54.1 1571 130.9 6.8 8 5 24 -20 -1.7 -0.8 0 - -

The loss of McGloin is another one for a program that is already having depth issues, as quarterback Paul Jones, defensive back Derrick Thomas, wide receiver Curtis Drake and wide receiver Shawney Kersey all were listed as out Tuesday.

For more on the Nittany Lions, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries. For more college football, stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub.


TicketCity Bowl 2012: Penn State Football Ticket Sales Still Struggling

In just 10 days, the Penn State football program will play the University of Houston in the 2012 TicketCity Bowl in Dallas, TX, and the news is that not many Nittany Lion fans will be attending the postseason contest that will be played at the historic Cotton Bowl.

"Penn State expects about 4,000 of its allotment of 6,000 tickets to be purchased," Bud Meredith, Penn State’s director of ticketing operations, told StateCollege.com Thursday.

On Wednesday, SB Nation Houston published a blog post that focused on how little inspiration Nittany Lion players have for playing in the two-year-old bowl that is played in a stadium which could feature a capacity crowd of around 92-thousand. Penn State finished its regular season at 9-3, while the Cougars ended their regular-season schedule at 12-1/

"I think if we get mid-40s, we’d be happy," said Monty Clegg, ticket manager for the 2-year-old bowl. "That’ll be tough. If you want to know the truth."

According to Clegg, last year's TicketCity Bowl, which featured Northwestern and Texas Tech, sold about 42,000 tickets.

"Through Penn State, tickets cost $75. As of Thursday, however, fans could buy tickets on StubHub for as low as $20. Meredith said Penn State will essentially cut off sales on Dec. 30, the Friday before the game."

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