Originally posted on NBC Dallas- Fort Worth  |  Last updated 12/27/11

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 1: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions leaves the field following the 2010 Capital One Bowl against the LSU Tigers at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Penn State won 19-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Organizers for the Dart Ticketcity Bowl say its second-year ticket sales aren't going as expected. Penn State, which has been embroiled in the child sex scandal of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, is playing in its first bowl game in four decades without legendary coach Joe Paterno on the sidelines. Paterno was fired after Sandusky was charged with sexually abusing young boys during his time as assistant coach. The Nittany Lions take on the Houston Cougars, one of the most explosive offensive teams in the nation. "I said we'd really like to play someone who's ranked higher than us," interim head coach Tom Bradley said. "We might have went a bit overboard getting Houston." But the matchup isn't putting people in the seats of the 92,000 seat Cotton Bowl. "Obviously, there have been other things in the headlines," Ticketcity Bowl CEO Tom Starr said. He said he anticipates selling 45,000 to 50,000 tickets for the game. Despite the controversy, Bradley said his team came to win. "W...
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