Memphis is going to the Cotton Bowl to represent the Group of Five teams against Penn State, and the Tigers’ coach is going to a Power Five school.
A day after winning the American Athletic Conference championship game, Memphis (12-1) was the highest-ranked Group of Five team in the final College Football Playoff rankings Sunday at No. 17. That expected announcement came only a few hours after Mike Norvell was introduced as Florida State’s new coach.
The Tigers (12-1) will play Penn State (10-2) of the Big Ten on Dec. 28 at AT&T Stadium, the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.