The regular season is over, the conference championships decided and the playoff bracket is set. Yes, it's bowl season. Bowl bids were handed out on Sunday and Penn State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Navy all found out their postseason fates.
Here's where each team is headed this bowl season:
Penn State vs. Memphis, Cotton Bowl Classic on Saturday, Dec. 28
Ohio State is headed to the College Football Playoff and the Big Ten's Rose Bowl bid is going to Wisconsin. Penn State, however, managed to squeak into the New Year's Six as the No. 10 team in the nation. They will take on Group of 5 representative Memphis who won the AAC.
Virginia vs. Florida, Orange Bowl on Monday, Dec. 30
The Cavaliers are headed to the Orange Bowl for the first time in school history. More on this game here.
Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky, Belk Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 31
The Belk Bowl always seemed like the likely destination for Virginia Tech, but their opponent was a bit of a mystery. If you were following along on Twitter before things were made official, the Hokies were supposed to play Mississippi State, then it was Tennessee, then Kentucky, then Tennesse again and then back to Kentucky.
Now it's official and we know for sure it will be Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky.
The issue was reportedly Tennessee changing its bowl preference at the last minute.
Bottom line:— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) December 8, 2019
SEC had agreement where Tennessee was in Music City and Kentucky I'm Gator
Tennessee changed its mind this afternoon and made Gator the preference . Because they had same record and Beat UK head to head, deference was given to them by SEC
Navy vs. Kansas State, Liberty Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 31
Kansas State is the only team in the nation with a win over a College Football Playoff team. They defeated Oklahoma 48-41 in October.
Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo had the quote of the day about his team's matchup.
Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo: There is always the euphoria of making the bowl game, then see who you're playing and you're like, ‘oh crap.'— Matt Hall (@Matthew_D_Hall) December 9, 2019
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