2012 TicketCity Bowl

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2012 TicketCity Bowl
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1234 Total
Penn State 0770 14
Houston 17733 30
Date January 2, 2012
Season 2011
Stadium Cotton Bowl
Location Dallas, Texas
Favorite Houston by 6[1]
Referee Jeff Maconaghy (Big East)
Attendance 46,817
Payout US$1.2 million per team
United States TV coverage
Network ESPNU
Announcers Clay Matvick (Play-by-Play)
Danny Kanell (Analyst)
Lisa Salters (Sidelines)
Nielsen ratings 0.9
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The 2012 TicketCity Bowl, the second edition of the game, was a post-season American college football bowl game, held on January 2, 2012 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas as part of the 2011–12 NCAA Bowl season.

The game, which was telecast at 11:00 a.m. CT on ESPNU, featured the Houston Cougars from Conference USA versus the Penn State Nittany Lions from the Big Ten Conference. The Houston Cougars won 30–14.

The 2012 TicketCity Bowl marked the head coaching debut of Tony Levine, and the last college game of quarterback Case Keenum.


  1. ^ Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2011