Penn State to take on Washington in Fiesta Bowl

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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. He was the Big Ten offensive player of the year.

This time it will be the Fiesta Bowl against Washington, with the game scheduled for 4 p.m. on December 30 at the Arizona Cardinals' University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Penn State cut Lehigh's lead to 4 points before redshirt senior Gordon Wolf gave Lehigh another win, topping Bo Pipher in the 165-pound weight class. Lehigh held a 19-11 lead going into the final four matches.

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Washington: QB Jake Browning. Penn State also has a 21-7 victory in Seattle back in 1921.

The Lions will need to rely heavily on superstar running back Saquon Barkley, who has been their all-purpose workhorse all season.

This is the fourth straight year in a row the Nittany Lions are playing in a bowl game under Coach James Franklin. Washington, which had only one loss, edged Penn State, which had two. If McSorley can control the game with both his arm and legs, as he has done all year, Penn State has a good chance of emerging victorious.

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Penn State never trailed in the contest and led by eight points with 4:43 left in the game, but two quick scores by Hawkeyes Jordan Bohannan and Isaiah Moss in the next 25 seconds sliced the Nittany Lion lead to three, 67-64.

Washington: First appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, 38th bowl appearance in school history.

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