Washington Huskies to face Penn State Nittany Lions in Fiesta Bowl

The Fiesta Bowl Trophy

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.

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

The Nittany Lions are playing in a bowl game for the fourth consecutive year under Franklin and making their second consecutive New Year's Six bowl appearance after winning the 2016 Big Ten Championship and facing USC in the Rose Bowl.

WHO: No. 9 Penn State (10-2) vs. The Nittany Lions defeated the Huskies in the 1983 Aloha Bowl, 13-10.


Penn State: Seventh appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, 48th bowl appearance in school history.

The Huskies are a balanced team led by one of the country's top coaches in Chris Petersen.

Many people feel that this season was somewhat disappointing for the Nittany Lions, due to close losses to Ohio State, and Michigan State, which ultimately kept the them from a chance at the playoff. Penn State is Arizona bound for the Fiesta Bowl. The Lions' last trip to the game came in the 1996 season, a 38-15 win over Texas. Mike will have one final game in which he will represent Penn State University on Saturday, December 30 at 4 p.m. Penn State will compete in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona against Pac-12 opponent Washington University.

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