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College Football Bowl Schedule: Penn State Faces Florida In Outback Bowl

The Penn State Nittany Lions will head south to take on the Florida Gators in Tampa in the 25 annual Outback Bowl on New Year's Day. It's the fourth time in the Outback bowl for each team, but just the third time the two schools will play each other. Penn State's last trip to the Outback Bowl was against Tennessee in 2007, Florida last played in the game the year prior against Iowa.

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Joe Paterno says it's going to be fun to head back to Tampa.

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"This team has worked hard all season and has been a great group to work with. I’m happy for the squad that their efforts will be rewarded with an opportunity to go to the Outback Bowl, where we have had some wonderful experiences, and be involved in a good, tough game. It will be fun to go back to the Tampa Bay area."

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Bowl Chairman Mitch Schriber calls it a "dream matchup"

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"The Gators and Nittany Lions, this is a dream match-up between two of the most storied programs in all of college football. This should be a great one!"

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So what you say you Nittany Lions fans? How do you see your chances against Florida in Florida?

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For more on Penn State Football check out Black Shoe Diaries.

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