Tony Hunt rushed for 158 yards Monday to lead the Penn State Nittany Lions to a 20-10 win over 17th-ranked Tennessee in the Outback Bowl.
Penn State Coach Joe Paterno was missing from the sideline for the first time in his bowl career. Paterno had surgery to repair a broken shinbone and two torn knee ligaments in his left leg, an injury he suffered Nov. 4.
Penn State\’s Tony Davis had an 88-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Anthony Morelli completed 14-of-25 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown for the Nittany Lions (9-4), who finished the season with three wins.
Erik Ainge passed for 267 yards for the Volunteers (9-4).
Arian Foster rushed for 65 yards on 12 carries for Tennessee, while LaMarcus Coker scored on a 42-yard run in the second quarter.
Penn State has beaten Tennessee in three consecutive bowl games.