Penn State to play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl

Lynette Rowe
December 4, 2017

It was the first win for Penn State at Iowa City since 2001 and the Nittany Lions' first road victory in a conference opener since 2010-11.

Penn State is a flawless 6-0 in the Fiesta Bowl.

Penn State last played in the Fiesta Bowl in 1997, beating Texas 38-15. Curtis Enis was the offensive player of the game, while Brandon Noble was the defensive player of the game. The game kicks off at 4 p.m. December 30 and will air on ESPN.

This is Penn State's seventh appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, which is the most of any bowl in program history.

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This is the third time the Nittany Lions have faced Washington with Penn State going 2-0 against the Huskies in the previous meetings dating back to 1921 and 1983.

Plenty of projections had Penn State facing off against Washington in the postseason.

Washington is led by junior quarterback Jake Browning, who led the team to a one-loss regular season and College Football playoff berth in 2016 with over 3,400 passing yards. The Nittany Lions lost to USC, 52-49, in the Rose Bowl after last season.

Washington and Penn State will meet in the postseason for the second time.

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