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WE’RE IN! Ole Miss earns NY6 bowl against Penn State

Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl... a place of not great memories

NCAA Football: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl-Alabama vs Washington Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The New Year’s Six bowls have been announced and No. 11 Ole Miss will play No. 10 Penn State in the Peach Bowl.

Yes, the Rebels (10-2, 6-2 SEC) did enough to earn one of the top spots in college football’s bowl season. The Nittany Lions (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten) are very much like its opponents in that both losses came to a CFP team (Alabama/Michigan) and another top 10 team (Georgia/Ohio State).

What a great accomplishment for Lane Kiffin and his team to overcome two road losses over two of the best teams in the country and now get a chance to see how it stacks up against a perennially very good football program. PSU is built very differently than Ole Miss and lean more on its defense than offense, so this will be a showdown of Kiffin’s offense against James Franklin’s defense more than anything else.

It’s a little bit shocking as most bowl projections put Ole Miss outside this tier of bowls. Guess no one really knew anything, because it will be an 11 a.m. December 30 kickoff in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl for the Rebels and Penn State.

Book your hotel rooms for Atlanta. There’s a lot more information coming on this Peach Bowl game coming very soon.