Two top 20 teams will clash in the Cotton Bowl when the No. 17 Memphis Tigers (12-1) take on the No. 10 Penn State Nittany Lions (10-2) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at Noon ET and will be televised on ESPN. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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2019 Cotton Bowl Preview
The Tigers have beaten the three top 25 teams they have played this season, while the Nittany Lions are 3-2 against ranked opponents.
For Penn State, the Nittany Lions have been doing it largely with defense. They are allowing 14.1 points per contest, which is 7th in the nation, and they have recovered 12 fumbles on the season. They also have 39 sacks, and they have the fifth-best rushing defense in the country.
The Nittany Lions have been solid on offense this season, as well. They are putting up an average of 34.3 points a game, and they should have sophomore quarterback Sean Clifford back from a leg injury. Clifford has 2,521 yards passing and 22 touchdowns, and he has also rushed for 374 yards and five scores on the season.
Both of Penn State’s two losses came at the hands of ranked teams: Ohio State and Minnesota.
As for the Tigers, their lone loss of the season came in October, when Temple upset them, 30-28. Memphis brings the 8th best scoring offense in the nation into this game, scoring 40.5 points a game. They are led by junior quarterback Brady White, who has played consistent and effective football. White has 3,560 yards, 33 touchdowns and nine interceptions on the season, and he has been a huge play-maker, connecting on at least one play of 43 or more yards in his last 12 games.
On defense, Memphis is giving up 24.4 points a game, so they’ll have to buckle down in this one. Both teams also seem relatively even on special teams. Both Memphis and Penn State have four blocked kicks on the season, and the Nittany Lions have blocked three punts on the season, while the Tigers have blocked two. If one team catches the other sleeping, special teams could play a huge factor in this game.
The Nittany Lions are 1-2 in their last three bowl appearances. This will be the first-ever meeting between these two teams. Penn State is a seven point favorite in this game.