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Alabama at Penn State is the Capital One Bowl Game of the Week

The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide travel to State College, Pa., to take on the No. 25 Nittany Lions of Penn State in an SEC-Big Ten showdown. Both teams posted overwhelming victories as they kicked off the 2011 season and they meet in the only contest between ranked teams this weekend. The Crimson Tide enters Happy Valley for the first time in over 20 years and faces a whiteout stadium at one of the greatest college football venues, Beaver Stadium.

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Penn State Edges LSU in Capital One Bowl, 19-17

(AP) Collin Wagner kicked a 21-yard field goal with 57 seconds left, and the No. 11 Nittany Lions staved off a last-ditch drive by No. 13 LSU for a 19-17 victory Friday.   Penn State (11-2) gave up a 13-point, second-half lead after Stevan Ridley’s 1-yard touchdown run put LSU (9-4) ahead 17-16 with 12:49 left.   But quarterback Daryll Clark led the Nittany Lions on the game-winning, 12-play drive in crunch time. Penn State had two critical third-down conversions […]

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Paterno, Miles Visit Orlando For Capital One Bowl Contract Signing

Les Miles and Joe Paterno visited Orlando on Thursday, Dec. 10, along with athletics directors from LSU and Penn State to take part in the Capital One Bowl Contract Signing Luncheon.  The two nationally-renowned coaches spoke very highly of each other’s team as they gave local fans a preview of Orlando’s premier bowl game, which will be played in the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.  “I can tell you that our football team […]

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LSU And Penn State To Play In Capital One Bowl

Louisiana State University and Penn State University have been selected to play in this year’s Capital One Bowl.  The game — played on January 1 at 1:00 p.m. and featuring two of the nation’s top defensive units — will be televised nationally on ABC. “The Capital One Bowl is truly the premier non-BCS bowl game in terms of opponents and television ratings,” said Hogan. “When you think about LSU versus Penn State, that tradition certainly continues and tickets will surely […]

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Capital One Bowl Extends Partnership with Big Ten Conference

The Capital One Bowl will continue to host the top non-BCS Big Ten team through 2013, the conference and FCSports announced Tuesday.  The renewal for the 2010-2013 college football seasons extends the conference’s second-longest bowl agreement behind the Rose Bowl, a partnership that first began in 1992 and has set one of the Big Ten’s elite teams to Orlando for each of the last 17 years.  “The Capital One Bowl has a long-standing relationship with the Big Ten, and we […]

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