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Penn State's 2 Most Likely Bowl Destinations

James Franklin directs Mike Gesicki during a game.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions congratulates Mike Gesicki #88 following a touchdown reception during the second half against the Akron Zips on September 2, 2017 at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeats Akron 52-0. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Despite failing to claim the Big Ten title, Penn State and head coach James Franklin enjoyed a great 2018 season. They finished the regular season with nine wins, and with a bowl win would have their third-straight 10-win season. As for which bowl game the Nittany Lions will play in, there appear to be two most-likely options.

According to the York Daily Record, Penn State football will most likely wind up at the Peach Bowl or Citrus Bowl.

In either bowl game, Penn State would likely be taking on an SEC opponent, though UCF could also be a match-up.

The York Daily Record noted that for the Nittany Lions to reach the Peach Bowl, Ohio State would have to somehow jump Oklahoma in the final CFP rankings. In that event, Penn State could make the Peach Bowl and might play against Florida, LSU, or projected Group of Five champion UCF.

The Citrus Bowl, the report explained, would be less tricky for Penn State to qualify for, as it would only require Oklahoma to finish above Ohio State. In the Citrus Bowl, Penn State might be pitted against LSU, Kentucky, or Mississippi State.

Two years ago, James Franklin's team won the Big Ten title, but due to the team's two losses, got snubbed for the College Football Playoff. Penn State did get to go to the Rose Bowl, and fell in one of the year's best college football games to Sam Darnold-led-USC.

Last season, Franklin's team lost two regular season games again and missed the conference title, but picked up a big Fiesta Bowl win over Washington and finished ranked No. 8 in the AP poll.

[York Daily Record]