If Texas wins as expected, I for one can't figure out any reason why the Fiesta Bowl wouldn't pick Penn State with its pick.
Fans and ratings matter most, don't they, and the Nittany Lions will deliver both to the desert.
Iowa has great fans and travels well too, but the Hawks are not going to deliver the ratings that Joe Paterno and the Lions will bring to the Fiesta.
It's been 12 years since Penn State played in the Fiesta, and its record is a perfect 6-0 there. Fans have great memories, and I know many would make this trip.
The Fiesta is said to be torn between PSU and Iowa. That's fine, but I can't see why it would skip over the Lions here.