Nittany Lions Set To Face Washington In Fiesta Bowl

Nittany Lions Set To Face Washington In Fiesta Bowl

Most expected the Lions and Huskies would play in the Cotton Bowl.

Ohio State is returning to the stadium where the Buckeyes won the first College Football Playoff championship under the current system. The Huskies beat the Scarlet Knights 30-14 in New Jersey en route to a 10-2 season with wins over Washington State, Oregon, UCLA.

At a glance Washington and Penn State share a common opponent in Rutgers. Washington checked in at No. 11.

The Huskies finished their season at 10-2 overall, just like Penn State, and missed out on a berth in the PAC-12 Championship game to Stanford. Penn State also has a 21-7 victory in Seattle back in 1921. They have one of the nation's very best defenses, checking in at No. 5 in yards allowed and No. 6 in points allowed, one spot ahead of Penn State.

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"We are looking forward to heading to Fiesta Bowl and we are very grateful to the Fiesta Bowl Committee for the opportunity", Penn State Head Coach James Franklin said.

Penn State and Washington will play in this years Fiesta Bowl.

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

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