Penn State to Face Washington in Fiesta Bowl

Penn State to Face Washington in Fiesta Bowl

Penn State to Face Washington in Fiesta Bowl

Penn State is 5-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, including an iconic 14-10 victory against Miami to nail down the national championship after the 1986 season. Curtis Enis was the offensive player of the game, while Brandon Noble was the defensive player of the game.

The No. 9 Nittany Lions will take on 11th-ranked Washington in Glendale, Arizona, near Phoenix on December 30 at 4 p.m. on ESPN. Its last appearance came on January 1, 1997, in a win over Texas.

This is Penn State's seventh appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, which is the most of any bowl in program history. The only two losses of the year, against Stanford and Arizona State on the road.

Penn State stayed put from last week to finished No. 9 in the committee's final rankings, jumping ahead of Miami but falling behind USC, which won the Pac-12.

Washington and Penn State will meet in the postseason for the second time. The Lions' last trip to the game came in the 1996 season, a 38-15 win over Texas.

The No. 9 Nittany Lions and the No. 11 Huskies were selected today for their third all-time meeting and second in a bowl game.

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