The 2006 Outback Bowl odds show Tennessee as a favorite over the Penn State Nittany Lions. Joe Paterno has won 21 bowl games during his career, but he’s a remarkable 15-6 when playing on New Year’s day and he’s going to be able to add to that win mark if his defense continues to play like it has been, giving up just two touchdowns in their last five games. The offense though is going to have to do something as they are averaging just 13.2 ppg this season away from home.
That Penn State defense should have it’s hands full with the SEC’s second-best passing attack. The Vols Erik Ainge completed nearly 67 percent of his passes for 19 touchdowns. Tennessee has averaged 35.2 ppg away from their home stadium and they are 4-1 in those games. The Vols are not running the ball as effectively as you expect from a Phil Fullmer team, but as long as Ainge has a good game it should look good for Tennessee backers.
Penn State is making back-to-back bowl appearances for the first time since 1999, and last year the Lions won a thriller against Florida State in the Orange Bowl. Tennessee is also pretty grateful to be here after going only 5-6 last season and missing the postseason.
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2006 Outback Bowl Odds:
Penn State +4 -101 at Pinnacle
Tennessee -4 -109 at Pinnacle
UNDER 41 -105 at Pinnacle
OVER 41 -105 at Pinnacle