New Years Day 2016: Penn State vs Georgia Bulldogs at the GatorBowl

New Years Day 2016: Penn State vs Georgia Bulldogs at the GatorBowl

Everbank Field

Saturday, January 2, 2016
12:00 pm Eastern

Pennsylvania State University will play the University of Georgia in the Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl.

“Both Penn State and Georgia have storied football programs with fantastic fan bases,” said Duncan.  “We are thrilled to host these two top-notch teams and their players, coaches and fans in Jacksonville for a great day of football.”

The Nittany Lions and the Bulldogs have only squared off once, in 1983’s Sugar Bowl, as the teams battled for the National Championship.  Penn State defeated Georgia by a score of 27-23.

The TaxSlayer Bowl will be played on Jan. 2, 2016 at 12 p.m. at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL and will be nationally televised on ESPN.

Date and Time
Saturday, January 2, 2016
12:00 pm Eastern

The Georgia Bulldogs (9-3, 5-3) meet the Penn State Nittany Lions (7-5, 4-4) in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl. It’s a rematch of the 1983 Sugar Bowl, when the Nittany Lions defeated the Bulldogs 27-23 to capture the national championship.

Up to this point, it was the only meeting ever between these two prestigious schools.

The Bulldogs began the 2015 season with high expectations, but back-to-back disappointing losses to Alabama and Tennessee in October derailed a once-promising season. The offense struggled with the loss of star running back Nick Chubb and uneven quarterback play.

It cost longtime head Mark Richt his job last week. Wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon will coach Georgia in this game, per Jason Butt of the Telegraph.

The 2015 season was James Franklin’s second in charge of Penn State. The Nittany Lions got off to a 5-1 start, but finished the season on a three-game losing streak.

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016.
  • Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Time: Noon ET.
  • TV: ESPN.

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