TaxSlayer Bowl Prepper

TaxSlayer Bowl History (formerly known as the Gator Bowl)
Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Jacksonville, FL
Penn State (7-5) vs. Georgia (9-3)

TV Broadcast Crew: Allen Bestwick, Dan Hawkins, Tiffany Greene (ESPN)
Radio Broadcast Crew: Eamon McAnaney, John Congemi, Ian Fitzsimmons (ESPN Radio)

Penn State Trends
…The Nittany Lions defeated Boston College last year in the Pinstripe Bowl 31-30 in overtime. That win, snapped a two Bowl game losing streak. The last time Penn State had won two bowl games in a row was in 2006-07 (2005-07).

Georgia Trends
…The Bulldogs had posted an 11-3 bowl mark from 1991 to 2009. Since then, Georgia has lost three of five post-season appearances.

Last TaxSlayer Bowls (Gator Bowls)
Jan. 2, 2015 – Tennessee 45 Iowa 28
Jan. 1, 2014 – Nebraska 24 Georgia 19
Jan. 1, 2013 – Northwestern 34 Mississippi State 20
Jan. 2, 2012 – Florida 24 Ohio State 17
Jan. 1, 2011 – Mississippi State 52 Michigan 14

TaxSlayer Bowl Trends
…The Big Ten has seen two wins in their last three trips to Jacksonville.

Penn State’s History in TaxSlayer Bowl
1976: lost to Notre Dame, 20-9
1967: tied Florida State, 17-17
1962: lost to Florida, 17-7
1961: def. Georgia Tech, 30-15

Georgia’s History in TaxSlayer Bowl
2013: lost to Nebraska, 24-19
1988: def. Michigan State, 34-27
1971: def. North Carolina, 7-3
1947: tied Maryland, 20-20

Most Appearances in TaxSlayer Bowl thru 2016
Florida – 9
Clemson – 9
Florida State – 7
North Carolina – 7
Georgia Tech – 7
West Virginia – 7
Auburn – 6
Tennessee – 6

TaxSlayer Bowl Records
Most Rushing Yards: Floyd Little (Syracuse, 1966) – 216
Most Passing Yards: Graham Harrell (Texas Tech, 2008) – 407
Most Passing Touchdowns: Steve Tensi (Florida State, 1965) – 5
Most Receptions: Ron Sellers (Florida State, 1967) – 14
Most Receiving Yards: Andre Rison (Michigan State, 1989) – 252
Most Receiving Touchdowns: Fred Biletnikoff (Florida State, 1965) – 4

Notable MVPs of the TaxSlayer Bowl (Gator Bowl) since 1980
2007: Calvin Johnson, WR/Georgia Tech
2003: Philip Rivers, QB/NC State
2001: Michael Vick, QB/Virginia Tech
1996: Donovan McNabb, QB/Syracuse
1989: Andre Rison, WR/Michigan State
1985: Thurmon Thomas, RB/Oklahoma State
1984: Thurmon Thomas, RB/Oklahoma State
1980: George Foster, RB/South Carolina

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