Melz Texas Bucket List is a series where I go out and about to check out some of the great things that make Texas a great place to live.

Earlier this season, I got a chance to go to Baylor and check out a Big 12 matchup between the Bears and West Virginia and I had such a great time that I'm kinda hooked on the fanfare and action of college football games here in Texas.

So I lucked up and got a hold of some tickets to one of the "New Years Six" bowl games that's part of The College Football Playoff and one of those bowl games takes place just up the road in Dallas with the Annual Cotton Bowl Classic, one of the oldest bowl games in existence.


This year's matchup was between The University of Memphis Tigers, coming off one of their best seasons in school history at 12-1 versus Big 10 powerhouse Penn State Nittany Lions coming off a 10 win season themselves earning their placement into The Cotton Bowl as the highest ranked Big 10 team that's not going to the playoff.

For starters, the Memphis fanbase was THICK in AT&T Stadium as they made the short drive over to Dallas which is about a 6 or 7 hour drive. I was seated behind the Penn State side of the stadium which wasn't as thick but still a raucous and supportive crowd.

It was a high scoring and compelling game with Memphis controlling most of the game until the second half when costly penalties and turnovers would help Penn State start to take control of the game. Not to mention, PSU running back Journey Brown ran for over 200 YARDS in a historic performance which would help Penn State get the win.

It was my first time at AT&T Stadium and my first "major bowl" game and it was an awesome experience! Congratulations to both Memphis and Penn State on their seasons and for delivering a great game!

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