Penn State, Washington to meet in Fiesta Bowl

Penn State, Washington to meet in Fiesta Bowl

Its last appearance came on January 1, 1997, in a win over Texas. They also met in 1921 in Seattle, where Penn State won 21-7.USC and Ohio State, who many expected to play in the Fiesta Bowl, are headed to the December 29 Cotton Bowl.

The Nittany Lions are 2-0 all time against Washington, but haven't faced the Huskies since the 1983 Aloha Bowl. The Huskies finished 11th in the final College Football Playoff poll, which put them in the New Years Six bowl.

"Calls are coming in furiously", Fiesta Bowl executive director Mike Nealy said. Curtis Enis was the offensive player of the game, while Brandon Noble was the defensive player of the game. Washington, which had only one loss, edged Penn State, which had two.

Plenty of projections had Penn State facing off against Washington in the postseason.

Washington (10-2), which concluded its season more than a week ago with a decisive victory over Washington State in the Apple Cup, rose to No. 12 in the Associated Press college football rankings released Sunday. The Lions' last trip to the game came in the 1996 season, a 38-15 win over Texas.

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