Penn State to play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl

Washington head coach Chris Petersen center raises the Apple Cup Trophy with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee third from right and University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce right after Washington beat Washington State 41-14 in an NCAA college foot

One fun fact for this game is that Penn State has never lost an appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, winning all six of their previous trips to prestigious game. Penn State is Arizona bound for the Fiesta Bowl.

This time around, neither team was in the mix for a Playoff spot, as both the Lions and Huskies enter the postseason at 10-2, having missed out on their respective conference championship games.

The Nittany Lions' second straight 10-win regular season earned them a second straight berth in a prestigious New Year's Six game. However, this is Penn State's first appearance in the Fiesta Bowl since the 1996 season when the Nittany Lions topped Texas, 38-15, on January 1, 1997. Iowa would respond cutting the lead to just five by the half as Penn State cooled and struggled with foul trouble on the defensive end of the court. They'll look for win No. 7 when they take on the No. 11 Washington Huskies in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30 at 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Huskies are set to make their Fiesta Bowl debut. That game was played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.




Fiesta Bowl tickets can be purchased here. "We can't wait to see our Penn State family descend on Valley of the Sun to passionately support their Nittany Lions!" The Nittany Lions are 6-0 in Fiesta Bowl games.

The Huskies (10-2) were ranked No. 11 in the final College Football Playoff rankings while the Nittany Lions (10-2) were No. 9.

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

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