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Penn State headed to Fiesta Bowl to face Washington

03 December 2017

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

The Huskies find themselves in a New Years Six Bowl one season after making the playoff as the four seed. The Nittany Lions went 7-2 in the Big Ten, while the Huskies went 7-2 in Pac-12 play.

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

In the final College Football Playoff rankings, the Nittany Lions finish 9th, with a 10-2 regular season record.

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

WHO: No. 9 Penn State (10-2) vs. They have one of the nation's very best defenses, checking in at No. 5 in yards allowed and No. 6 in points allowed, one spot ahead of Penn State.

Penn State's 1982 national title was also preceded by a 26-10 win over USC in the Fiesta Bowl to close out the 1981 season. In the College Football Playoff rankings released a little later, the Huskies earned a New Year's Six bowl matchup against No. 9 Penn State (10-2) in the Fiesta Bowl at 1 p.m. December 30 in Glendale, AZ.

The Nittany Lions most recently played in the game back in 1997, when Penn State beat Texas 38-15.

Penn State headed to Fiesta Bowl to face Washington