Pac-12 champion No. 7 Utah will face No. 9 Penn State in the historic 2023 Rose Bowl, pitting two of the nation’s top 10 teams against each other. The Utes have won the conference for the second straight season and, under Kyle’s Whittingham coaching, his 31st win in the past three non-pandemic seasons. Meanwhile, Penn State boasts his one of America’s cleanest records. The Nittany Lions are 10-0 against unranked opponents and 0-2 against ranked teams.
Sixth-year quarterback Sean Clifford is big on star freshman running backs Nick Singleton and Caitron Allen, who combined for 1,771 yards and 19 touchdowns in his first season at Penn State. Whittingham and James Franklin each coached in the Rose Bowl, losing to Ohio State and USC by a total of 6 points. However, the Ute and the Nittany Lions have never faced each other in football. Utah is chasing its first Rose Bowl title, and Penn State is chasing his first since 1994.
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