2012 TicketCity Bowl

The 2012 TicketCity Bowl, the second edition of the game, was a post-season American college football bowl game, held on January 2, 2012, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, as one of the 2011–12 NCAA football bowl games.

2012 TicketCity Bowl
TicketCity Bowl logo
1234 Total
Houston 17733 30
Penn State 0770 14
DateJanuary 2, 2012
StadiumCotton Bowl
LocationDallas, Texas
FavoriteHouston by 6[1]
RefereeJeff Maconaghy (Big East)
PayoutUS$1.2 million per team
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersClay Matvick (Play-by-Play)
Danny Kanell (Analyst)
Lisa Salters (Sidelines)
Nielsen ratings0.9
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The game, which was telecast at 11:00 a.m. CT on ESPNU, featured the Houston Cougars from Conference USA versus the Penn State Nittany Lions from the Big Ten Conference. The Houston Cougars won, 30–14.

The 2012 TicketCity Bowl marked the head coaching debut of Tony Levine, and the last college game of quarterback Case Keenum.


  1. ^ Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2011

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