ESPN Computer’s Prediction For Penn State vs. Kentucky

first_imgPenn State's mascot leads the band onto the field.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 23: The Penn State Nittany Lion prepares to usher the Blue Band onto the field as the Lion celebrated his 100th birthday in front of a home coming crowd of 108,062 as the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Penn State 6-4 during NCAA football at Beaver Stadium on October 23, 2004 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Penn State and Kentucky are set to square of in the Citrus Bowl in what will be their first meeting in nearly two decades.The Nittany Lions started the season 4-0, but lost back-to-back games to Big Ten rivals Ohio State and Michigan State, and lost to Michigan several weeks later.At 9-3 on the season, the team needs to win the Citrus Bowl to secure their third straight 10-win season.The Wildcats similarly struggled in the middle of the season before a late rally secured them nine wins. A win in the Citrus Bowl would give them their first 10-win season since 1977.Penn State and Kentucky have played each other only five times before.The two sides split a four-game series played between 1975 and 1978.The only other bowl game in which the two teams faced off was in the 1999 Outback Bowl, which Penn State won 26-14.ESPN’s Football Power Index computer model has released its prediction for the game.ESPN’s computer model believes that Penn State has the best chance to win. The computer model gives the Wolverines a 67.6 percent chance to win this Saturday’s bowl game.That leaves upstart Kentucky at 32.4-percent to win the match-up. ESPN's FPI prediction for Penn State vs. Kentucky Citrus Bowl.ESPNThe game will be played at 12 p.m. EST on ABC.last_img

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