TAMARAC, FLORIDA - Three former stars from former Head Coach Joe Goerge's past Vikings squads will be playing in an assortment of post-season collegiate bowl games in the next six weeks.
Senior Dontae Strickland will be playing for the Syracuse Orange on December 28 at 5:15 p.m. in the Camping World Bowl against West Virginia. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN. The power running back was also honored with the Ray Martino Award (presented for Loyalty, Enthusiasm, and Perseverance) as per Mike Morrison of the Athletic Communications Department at Syracuse. The contest will be played in Orlando.
Freshman Justin Shorter will participate in the Citrus Bowl, also in Orlando on January 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. vs Kentucky. Shorter saw limited action this year after suffering a pre-season injury. The Nittany Lions are coached by James Franklin and the game is expected to be a shoot out. This contest will be shown live on ABC at 2 p.m.
On December 31, Phil Campbell and his Pitt Panthers will take on Stanford in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. The game will be played in El Paso, Texas at 2 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS nationwide. The Panthers are coached by Pat Narduzzi and have been ranked recently in the top 25 in the nation. They will be coming off big losses to the Miami Hurricanes and number two ranked Clemson. Campbell has seen seeing action on defense as a safety.
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