Penn State to face Ole Miss for first time in another Big Ten-SEC matchup for Peach Bowl
Published 3:30 pm Sunday, December 3, 2023
The Peach Bowl will have its second consecutive matchup of Southeastern Conference and Big Ten teams when Mississippi plays Penn State on Dec. 30. Georgia beat Ohio State in last year’s Peach Bowl College Football Playoff semifinal.
The Rebels and Nittany Lions will match 10-2 records in the first meeting between the teams. Each team closed its regular season with two straight wins.
The Rebels will make their second New Year’s Six bowl appearance in the last three seasons. The Peach Bowl matchup between the Southeastern Conference and Big Ten will be the first meeting between the teams.
Penn State (10-2) will be making its first appearance in the Peach Bowl. The Nittany Lions closed their season by beating Michigan State 42-0 on Nov. 24.
Ole Miss closed its regular season with a 17-7 win over Mississippi State on Nov. 23. The Rebels lost to Baylor 21-7 in the 2021 Sugar Bowl in their previous New Years Six bowl under coach Lane Kiffin.
The Peach Bowl has been part of the New Year’s Six since 2014 and hosted playoff semifinals in 2016, 2019 and 2022. Georgia beat Ohio State 42-41 in last season’s Peach Bowl playoff semifinal on its way to its second consecutive national championship.