Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Penn State kicked the extra point that Boston College could not, lifting the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 win in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday night.
The Nittany Lions will make their first postseason appearance since 2011 when they play Boston College in the Bronx on Dec. 27.
Notre Dame finished 8-4 this season, but had no bowl affiliation this year. The spot in the Pinstripe Bowl was open because the Big 12 did not have enough Bowl-eligible teams.
Chas Dodd threw two touchdowns and Paul James ran for two as Rutgers finally nailed down its eighth bowl bid in nine years with a 31-6 victory over South Florida Saturday night.
The Irish will be making their fourth straight bowl appearance and will play an American Athletic Conference opponent.
July 1 is moving day for schools switching conferences all over the country, including Syracuse who switched to the ACC.
The Pinstripe Bowl and Big Ten will announce at Yankee Stadium on Monday an agreement between the conference and the 3-year-old postseason game.
“Yankee Stadium and Dodger Stadium are being discussed as possible venues with the Kings and Rangers as host teams, according to two league executives and a television executive familiar with the planning,” Newsday wrote on Monday night.
It’s official: Doug Marrone is the Buffalo Bills’ new coach. The franchise released the announcement via text message on Monday, and a news conference at the team’s facility followed.
The Orange bid a snow-covered farewell to the Big East with a 38-14 victory over West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday.
The forecast for the Pinstripe Bowl calls for snow and scoring. West Virginia and Syracuse play Saturday at Yankee Stadium in a matchup of former Big East rivals and NFL-prospect quarterbacks.
Head coach Doug Marrone announced the suspensions in an email that did not elaborate on what the players had done.
Starting linebacker Marquis Spruill will not play “a significant portion” of the Pinstripe Bowl against West Virginia after he was arrested this month.
College football made its return to Yankee Stadium in 2010. Now it seems the Bombers’ chief AL East rivals will have their own gridiron renaissance.
Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads needs to look no further than across the field at Yankee Stadium to find an example of a program that has gone from a longtime loser to a consistent winner.