Lions and Tigers, No Bears… Oh My

The 10th Ranked Nittany Lions (11-2) squared off with the #17 Memphis Tigers (12-2) in the Cotton Bowl and Penn State dominated with a 53-39 pasting of Memphis.

Memphis QB, Brady White came into the action boasting lofty numbers with 3,560 yards of completions.

The Nittany Lions utilized a ground attack and an opportunistic defense to carry the contest.

White still had great numbers with a 32 for 51 completion rate and 434 yards for his receivers.

Penn State countered with Journey Brown, who pounded out 202 yards on only 16 carries. Good Enough for two TDS.

Noah Cain added two touchdowns on his 92 yards from 15 touches.

The Penn State Defense hauled in two interceptions while the offense picked up 396 rushing.

Memphis kicker,Riley Patterson was the story in the one as he posted 21 points on a 6 for 6 field goal effort and 3 for 3 on PATs.

The contest marked the 50th Bowl Appearance in Penn State history.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.



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