The Cavaliers are among the 10 bowl teams from the 2011 season that Coach Bill O'Brien's Nittany Lions will play this fall.
The Nittany Lions lead the series with the Cavaliers, 5-2, winning the last meeting, 35-14 in Beaver Stadium in 2002. Virginia won the last clash in Charlottesville, 20-14, in 2001. The teams first met in 1893, but did not play again until 1954 and '55. Both teams earned road victories when the series resumed in 1988 and '89. Virginia will return to Beaver Stadium on Sept. 14, 2013.
Led by Coach Mike London, Virginia was 8-5 last season, including Atlantic Coast Conference victories at Florida State and Miami (Fla.). The Cavaliers lost to Auburn in the 2011 Chick-Fil-A Bowl.
Penn State is 88-21-2 (80.2) all-time against current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, having played every ACC institution with the exception of Duke and Virginia Tech.
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