Penn State football is Fiesta Bowl bound to take on Washington

Hope Soto
December 5, 2017

No. 1 Penn State (4-0) squeaked by the Lehigh wrestling team (4-1) 23-19 in front of nearly 10,000 people at the PPL Center in Allentown. Browning may not have put up the insane numbers this season that he did a year ago, but the reigning Pac-12 player of the year is still no slouch. The Huskies also feature Myles Gaskin who rushed for over 1,200 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. Penn State opened as a three-point favorite.

Washington: QB Jake Browning. Washington lost to Arizona State and Stanford during the regular season.

Washington is also very stout on the defensive side of the ball, only giving up an average of 14.6 points per game to opponents, which is 6th best in the country. Washington, which had only one loss, edged Penn State, which had two.

Lehigh's hot start hit a brick wall as the team faced off against a string of Penn State's four returning national champions.

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Student Nittany Lion Club - online pre-sale runs Monday, Dec. 4 from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Penn State, which is No. 9 in the College Football Playoff rankings, will appear in a New Year's Six bowl game for the second consecutive season.

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.

It will be Washington's first appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, but coach Chris Peterson led Boise State to an upset victory against Oklahoma after the 2006 season.

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