first_imgpenn state wide receiver deandre thompkins can't make a catchPISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 17: DeAndre Thompkins #3 of the Penn State Nittany Lions can’t make a catch on an overthrown pass during the fourth quarter at Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Penn State won 20-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)The Penn State Nittany Lions finished with a 9-3 record and are in the running for a New Year’s Six game this January. Let’s take a look at the latest regarding where the team could land.Penn State had a solid season but suffered losses to Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan. The Nittany Lions, assuming Ohio State knocks off Northwestern on Saturday, are likely third in pecking order in the Big Ten.If Ohio State wins and makes the Playoff, Michigan will land in the Rose Bowl, leaving Penn State as an option for either the Fiesta Bowl or the Peach Bowl.If Ohio State wins and doesn’t make the Playoff, the Buckeyes will head to Pasadena and Michigan will get the next New Year’s Six spot.Friday, Sports Illustrated’s Eric Single released a new set of bowl projections. He has the Nittany Lions taking on Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.Obviously, while it’s a prestigious game, it’s not a New Year’s Six contest.Penn State will know its fate on Sunday afternoon.last_img

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