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Nittany Lions to Play Tennessee Volunteers in Outback Bowl

It's official. The Penn State Nittany Lions will play the Tennessee Volunteers in the Outback Bowl on January 1st.

Here's what Joe Paterno has to say about the matchup with the Volunteers.

Tennessee is a great opponent for us. They have a great football tradition and a very good team again this year. They played well in a tough league. It's going to be a challenging game for us.

I'm excited about his matchup. These teams have some recent history from some bowl games in the early 90's. They are two storied programs with large loyal followings. It should be a great matchup.

For more coverage on the Outback Bowl, make sure you check out Rocky Top Talk, SBNation's Tennessee Volunteer blog. Joel and I will be teaming up to give you the finest Outback Bowl coverage you will see on the internet.