Penn St Nittany Lions versus Houston Cougars Ticket City Bowl Betting Preview

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The Penn St Nittany Lions will most likely be happy to see this nightmare season conclude as they take the field against the Houston Cougars in the Ticket City Bowl to be played on Monday January 2nd.

The 9-3 Nittany Lions and 12-1 Cougars will begin from Dallas Texas at 12PM Eastern Time and it can be viewed nationally over ESPNU television.

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The Oddsmaker point spread has the team from Conference USA the Houston Cougars favored by –7 points with the total at 57 points.

A money line bet on the favored Cougars will return -280 odds.

If you think the Big Ten conference school the Nittany Lions can pull off the upset win the return is +240 odds.

Despite all the off the field drama surrounding this college football program the team was in position to earn a spot in the Big Ten conference championship game in their final regular season game at Wisconsin.

The team dropped a 45-7 road decision and landed in Dallas Texas for a minor bowl game.

The quarterback position was atrocious this year with Rob Bolden hitting on 42.2% of his passes and Matt McGloin just 54.1% with eight touchdowns and five picks.

McGloin will miss the game with a concussion following a fight with a Penn St teammate so you can expect to see Rob Bolden under center.

Penn St could only average 19.8 points a game but their defense played well giving up only 15.7 points a game.

Houston had a possible BCS bowl berth in site as they hosted the Conference USA title game against Southern Mississippi and were blown out 49-28 as a -12 point favorite.

So the Cougars will try and regroup and give a good performance in the Ticket City Bowl.

Quarterback Case Keenum had a minor Heisman trophy run and concluded play passing for 5099 yards with 71.7% passing accuracy with 45 touchdowns and 5 picks.

The explosive Cougars offense averaged 50.8 points a game with 443 yards passing.

Houston did not play a difficult schedule this year with their most notable win coming in at 48-16 win at Tulsa the day after Thanksgiving.

The most notable win for Penn St was a 20-14 road win at Ohio St in mid-November.

Houston has trended well as they have covered seven of their past eight games.

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