Penn State Football is prepping for a heavy-weight showdown with Utah in the Rose Bowl
While everyone else is busy with holiday plans, Penn State Football is practicing and preparing for the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2.
While making a bowl game is a huge honor and winning said game gives that team an added boost headed into the offseason, there’s another factor of the bowl games that make them so important.
In Penn State’s case, the Nittany Lions will have 36 days between the senior day win over Michigan State and the Rose Bowl against Utah. That is an eternity in the college football world.
The number of additional practices these bowl-bound teams get is estimated to be 15, although there is not an officially set number.
Regardless, that is a lot of extra development time, especially for young players. Just last year, we saw Olu Fashanu emerge from the depth chart and play well in his first ever start. He’s now a possible future first round pick.
This extra time together will obviously help Penn State Football in the Rose Bowl, but it could really help the 2023 team. Here are three players that will benefit greatly from these extra reps.