Penn State took a tumble down the Big Ten's bowl pecking order, but the Nittany Lions have found a home in the TicketCity Bowl.
They'll face a dangerous opponent in Houston, which until Saturday was one of only two unbeaten FBS teams (along with No. 1 LSU). Penn State takes on Case Keenum and the Cougars on Jan. 2 at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas.
Iowa, meanwhile, heads back to the Insight Bowl, where it will take on Oklahoma on Dec. 30 in Tempe, Ariz.
Some tough matchups for the Big Ten so far.