There was nobody close to Journey Brown in the Cotton Bowl, as he rushed for 202 yards and earned a spot on the Associated Press All-Bowl team. (Associated Press photo)
Well, they got it right.
The Associated Press announced its 2019-20 All-Bowl teams, and Penn State landed two players on the list after its 51-39 win over Memphis in the Cotton Bowl.
Bet you can guess which two.
Running back Journey Brown and linebacker Micah Parons, the two standouts in that Nittany Lions win on Dec. 28, earned the coveted honor, backed by dominant individual performances against the Tigers.
Parsons made quite the name for himself at AT&T Stadium that afternoon, compiling a stat line for the ages that afternoon: 14 tackles, 3 for loss, 2 sacks, 2 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles and a quarterback hurry. That hurry came on unquestionably the biggest play of the game for the Nittany Lions.
Brown was Penn State’s offensive standout, leading a rushing attack that piled up nearly 400 yards on the ground by gaining 202 yards on 16 carries, scoring twice.
This one set the tone for Penn State’s offense:
Donnie Collins has been a member of The Times-Tribune sports staff for nearly 20 years and has been the Penn State football beat writer for Times-Shamrock Newspapers since 2004. The Penn State Football Blog covers Nittany Lions, Big Ten and big-time college football news from Beaver Stadium to the practice field, the bowl game to National Letter of Intent Signing Day. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5368; @DonnieCollinsTT