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2023 Peach Bowl

2023 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
56th Peach Bowl
1234 Total
Ole Miss 1010117 38
Penn State 31408 25
DateDecember 30, 2023
Season2023
StadiumMercedes-Benz Stadium
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
MVPCaden Prieskorn (TE, Ole Miss) & Jared Ivey (DE, Ole Miss)[1]
FavoritePenn State by 5.5[2]
RefereeMike McCabe (Pac-12)[3]
Attendance71,230
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
ESPN Radio
AnnouncersESPN: Mark Jones (play-by-play), Louis Riddick (analyst), and Quint Kessenich (sideline)
ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher (play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (analyst), and Ian Fitzsimmons (sideline)
International TV coverage
NetworkESPN Brazil
AnnouncersThiago Alves (play-by-play) and Weinny Eirado (analyst)
Peach Bowl
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The 2023 Peach Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 30, 2023, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The 56th annual Peach Bowl game featured Ole Miss of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and Penn State of the Big Ten Conference—teams selected at-large by the College Football Playoff selection committee. The game began at 12:00 p.m. EST and aired on ESPN.[4][5] The Peach Bowl was one of the 2023–24 bowl games concluding the 2023 FBS football season. The game was sponsored by restaurant chain Chick-fil-A and was officially known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

Teams

The game featured the Ole Miss Rebels against the Penn State Nittany Lions. It was the first ever matchup between the two teams.[6]

Ole Miss

The Rebels came into the game ranked 11th in each of the major polls, with a 10–2 record (6–2 SEC); they were led by head coach Lane Kiffin. Their two losses were to Alabama and Georgia.

This was Ole Miss's third Peach Bowl appearance; the Rebels previously won the 1971 edition and lost the 2014 edition.

Penn State

The Nittany Lions came into the game ranked 10th in each of the major polls, with a 10–2 record (7–2 Big 10); they were led by head coach James Franklin. Their two losses were to Ohio State and Michigan.

This was Penn State's first Peach Bowl appearance.

Game summary

2023 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 11 Ole Miss 10 10 11738
No. 10 Penn State 3 14 0825

at Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, Georgia

Game information
First quarter
  • (9:17) PSU – Alex Felkins 26 yard field goal (Drive: 10 plays, 64 yards, 4:58; Penn State 3–0)
  • (7:16) MISS – Caden Davis 36 yard field goal (Drive: 8 plays, 56 yards, 2:01; Tied 3–3)
  • (0:30) MISS – Caden Prieskorn 6 yard pass from Jaxson Dart, Caden Davis kick (Drive: 10 plays, 77 yards, 3:31; Ole Miss 10–3)
Second quarter
  • (13:34) PSU – Theo Johnson 2-yard TD pass from Drew Allar, Alex Felkins kick (Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 1:56; Tied 10–10)
  • (10:33) MISS – Caden Davis 45 yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 3:01; Ole Miss 13–10)
  • (4:58) MISS – Caden Prieskorn 37 yard pass from Jaxson Dart, Caden Davis kick (Drive: 9 plays, 83 yards, 4:03; Ole Miss 20–10)
  • (2:45) PSU – Nicholas Singleton 48 yard pass from Beau Pribula, Alex Felkins kick (Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 2:13; Ole Miss 20–17)
Third quarter
  • (10:48) MISS – Caden Davis 52 yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 40 yards, 2:45; Ole Miss 23–17)
  • (4:10) MISS – Quinshon Judkins 14 yard pass from Jaxson Dart, 2-point pass good (Drive: 10 plays, 82 yards, 4:29; Ole Miss 31–17)
Fourth quarter
  • (6:29) MISS – Jaxon Dart 2 yard rush, Caden Davis kick (Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards, 4:26; Ole Miss 38–17)
  • (4:14) PSU – Harrison Wallace III 14 yard pass from Drew Allar, Beau Pribula pass to Nicholas Singleton (Drive: 4 plays, 70 yards, 0:54; Ole Miss 38–25)

Statistics

Statistics MISS PSU
First downs 30 21
Plays–yards 540 510
Rushes–yards 146 167
Passing yards 394 343
Passing: comp–att–int 26–41–0 20–40–1
Time of possession 33:38 26:22
Team Category Player Statistics
Ole Miss Passing Jaxson Dart 25/40, 379 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Quinshon Judkins 34 carries, 106 yards
Receiving Caden Prieskorn 10 receptions, 136 yards, 2 TD
Penn State Passing Drew Allar 19/39, 295 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Kaytron Allen 10 carries, 51 yards
Receiving Tyler Warren 5 receptions, 127 yards, 2 TD

References

  1. ^ @JaredERedding (December 30, 2023). "Jared Ivey named Defensive MVP Caden Prieskorn named Offensive MVP" (Tweet). Retrieved December 30, 2023 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Parks, James (December 11, 2023). "College football bowl schedule, game odds, point spreads for 2023-24". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 13, 2023.
  3. ^ Austro, Ben (December 3, 2023). "2023-24 bowl officiating assignments". footballzebras.com. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
  4. ^ Straka, Dean (May 31, 2023). "2023-24 college football bowl schedule, games, dates, locations, kickoff times, TV channels". CBS Sports. Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  5. ^ Kelly, Kevin (May 11, 2023). "New dates set for Cotton Bowl, Peach Bowl for 2023 season". FBSchedules. Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  6. ^ "Winsipedia – Ole Miss Rebels vs. Penn State Nittany Lions". Retrieved December 8, 2023.
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