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Added December 27th, 2010 by Brad

2010 Outback Bowl Picks: Florida Gators vs. Penn State Nittany Lions

2010 Outback Bowl

Location: Tampa, FL

Florida Gators (7-5) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (7-5)

Date: Saturday January 1st, 2011

Time: 1:00 pm EST

Point Spread: Florida Gators -7.5

Over/Under Line: 47.5

Preview: Two teams that were seen to have underachieved this season will get together on New Years Day to play in the Outback Bowl. The Florida Gators and the Penn State Nittany Lions will battle in a game that features teams with identical 7-5 records.

The Florida Gators will play their final game under the leadership of Urban Meyer. Meyer is resigning as the head football coach of the Gators, and Will Muschamp is taking over next season. Meyer, at the age of 46 will finish with either 103 of 104. The Gators won their first four games of the season; but then fell in three straight to Alabama, LSU and Mississippi State. Wins over Georgia and Vanderbilt got the Gators and their fans excited, but losses to South Carolina and Florida State in the ladder part of the season forced a sore ending for Gators fans. Florida running back Trey Burton led the team in touchdowns; with 11.

The Penn State Nittany Lions, under the leadership of all time winning coach Joe Paterno will look to finish their season with an eighth win. The Nittany Lions head coach turned 84 years old on Tuesday. Penn State finished tied in fourth place in the Big Ten with a 4-4 record. The Nittany Lions have losses at Alabama, Iowa, home to Illinois, at Ohio State and with Michigan State. The Nittany Lions offense averaged nearly 370 yards per game, as they scored just 24.6 points per game.

My Sports Betting Picks: Meyer will go out in style. Florida wins 27-24.

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