Florida Officially In Outback Bowl, Will Face Penn State

The Florida Gators probably didn't intend for their season to end just down the road in Tampa. But that's exactly what they'll do after accepting a bid to the Outback Bowl.

The Outback Bowl has hosted the Gators more than a few times in recent years — Florida played in the game in 2002, 2003, and 2005 — and Florida tends to end up in its home state when the Gators aren't in a BCS bowl.

Furthermore, Florida suiting up against Penn State in the bowl, which will take place on New Year's Day at Raymond James Stadium.

The game will pit Urban Meyer against Joe Paterno for the first time, and match Florida and Penn State in a bowl game for the first time since 1997. The Gators won that year's matchup in the Florida Citrus Bowl, beating the Nittany Lions 21-6 and holding a team without suspended running back Curtis Enis in check.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.