The special season for the Memphis Tigers’ (12-1) football team will culminate at the 84th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium in Dallas against the Penn State Nittany Lions (10-2) out of the Big 10.
The game will kickoff at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, December 28.
This will be the first meeting between the two schools. It’s also the first time that Memphis will play in a New Year’s Six bowl game. The Tigers came close to playing in one two years ago, but lost in overtime to UCF.
The Tigers may be under the direction of interim coach Ryan Silverfield for the game. There is a small chance that former head coach Mike Norvell will call his final game as the coach. Norvell accepted the head coach of the Florida State Seminoles hours after capturing the AAC Championship title.
Silverfield has been at Memphis since the arrival of Norvell. He has expressed an interest in being the head coach of Memphis and wants to retire as the Tigers’ head football coach. He does not want Memphis to be a stepping stone as others have used it.
Along with a big bowl appearance comes bigger responsibility. The Tigers will be responsible for selling 13,000 tickets and a minimum amount of room nights at various hotels. The University has teamed with Anthongy Travel to assist with the travel packages.
For more information, visit www.GoTigersTravel.com. Packages will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. There, fans can also book hotel rooms in the official Memphis Tigers room block.
Tickets can be purchased at www.gotigersgotix.com. Tickets start out at $100.00. For more information pease visit the Bowl Central page on GoTigersGo.com for additional bowl information. The Memphis Athletics Ticket Office (570 Normal) will be open for extended hours to assist with purchasing bowl tickets.