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Penn State Can Make College Football History in Atlanta at 2023 Peach Bowl

Penn State has the chance to do something no college football team has done before.

No. 10 PSU will play in its first Peach Bowl Dec. 30 in Atlanta against No. 11 Ole Miss. PSU has a chance to become the first program in NCAA history to win the Peach Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl.

PSU finished the 2023 season 10-2 for the second-consecutive season following losses to Ohio State and Michigan. James Franklin’s team beat Utah 35-21 in the final traditional Rose Bowl before the game was engulfed by the College Football Playoff. 

PSU played its first bowl game 100 years ago Jan. 1, 1923, in the Granddaddy of Them All. USC defeated PSU 14-3. PSU tied SMU in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1, 1948, during its next bowl appearance. 

PSU’s New Year’s Six Bowl Wins:

1968 Orange Bowl: Penn State 15 – Kansas 14

1969 Orange Bowl: Penn State 10 – Missouri 3

1971 Cotton Bowl: Penn State 30 – Texas 6

1973 Orange Bowl: Penn State 16 – LSU 9

1974 Cotton Bowl: Penn State 41 – Baylor 20

1977 Fiesta Bowl: PSU 42 – Arizona State 30

1980 Fiesta Bowl: PSU 31 – Ohio State 19

1981 Fiesta Bowl: PSU 26 – USC 10

1982 Sugar Bowl (National Championship): PSU 27 – Georgia 23 

1986 Fiesta Bowl (National Championship): PSU 14 – Miami 10

1991 Fiesta Bowl: PSU 42 – Tennessee 17

1994 Rose Bowl: PSU 38 – Oregon 20

1996 Fiesta Bowl: PSU 38 – Texas 15

2005 Orange Bowl: PSU 26 – Florida State 23

2017 Fiesta Bowl: PSU 35 – Washington 28

2019 Cotton Bowl: PSU 53 – Memphis 39

2022: Rose Bowl: PSU 35 – Utah 21

PSU owns four Orange Bowl titles, three Cotton Bowl crowns, five Fiesta Bowl wins, two Sugar Bowl crowns and two Rose Bowl wins in program history.

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