Penn State has been invited to the Outback Bowl and will take on Florida in the Jan. 1 game at Tampa, Fla.
The Nittany Lions (7-5) will play in their 37th bowl game under Joe Paterno, and their 25th on New Year's Day. Paterno is the all-time leader in bowl appearances and victories (24), and is 17-7 on Jan. 1.
The Lions, who are making their fourth Outback Bowl appearance and first since 2007, will take on a Florida team that also finished 7-5 and has earned a bowl bid for the 20th straight season. The matchup of Paterno and Gators coach Urban Meyer should attract national interest.