Washington Huskies to face Penn State Nittany Lions in Fiesta Bowl

PSU Earns Shootout Victory After 5-5 Tie at No. 11 Ohio State

Its last appearance came on January 1, 1997, in a win over Texas. The teams last met in the 1983 Aloha Bowl, which Penn State won 13-10.

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

Penn State: The Nittany Lions were a College Football Playoff contender until losing to Ohio State and Michigan State in consecutive weeks midseason.

"Calls are coming in furiously", Fiesta Bowl executive director Mike Nealy said.

Penn State surprisingly received an invitation Sunday to play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl Dec. 30 in Glendale, Ariz.


Plenty of projections had Penn State facing off against Washington in the postseason. The Nittany Lions lost to USC, 52-49, in the Rose Bowl after last season.

The Nittany Lions and Huskies both finished 10-2 and will meet at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30.

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.

At a glance Washington and Penn State share a common opponent in Rutgers.

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