This is Penn State's seventh appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, which is the most of any bowl in program history. Penn State has never lost in six appearances in the Fiesta Bowl.
No major bowl game has treated Penn State better than the Fiesta, where the Lions are 6-0, including their last national championship victory over Miami at the end of the 1986 season. It's what's known as a New Year's Six bowl game.
It is going to be interesting to see how Penn State's offense will handle the Washington defense, seeing as this will be their first game without former offensive coordinator, Joe Moorhead, who recently left to become the head coach for Mississippi State. 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. The Nittany Lions defeated the Huskies in the 1983 Aloha Bowl, 13-10.
The Nittany Lions are heading to a duel in the desert. That game was played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
Penn State to play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl
For the second straight game the Nittany Lions opened the night hot with an 11-2 run.
The Huskies have earned a bowl berth for an eighth consecutive season.
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.
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