No. 13 Penn State tops No. 15 Memphis 53-39 in Cotton Bowl

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Journey Brown ran for 202 yards and two long touchdowns as No. 13 Penn State beat No. 15 Memphis 53-39 in the highest-scoring Cotton Bowl ever.

Penn State's defense allow its most points and yards all season.

But there was a huge defensive play when Garrett Taylor returned an interception 15 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter. That came when All-America linebacker Micah Parsons was pulling down quarterback Brady White, who then flipped the ball into Taylor's arms.

White threw for 454 yards but no touchdowns. Memphis got six field goals from Riley Patterson.