Penn State to play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl

Doug Mendoza
December 4, 2017

Just not in Arizona.

The Nittany Lions and Huskies both finished 10-2 and will meet at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30.

Ohio State is returning to the stadium where the Buckeyes won the first College Football Playoff championship under the current system.

In matching up the Lions and Huskies, the committee pits the two teams that were battling for the final playoff spot in 2016 against each other.

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Washington and Penn State will meet in the postseason for the second time. The Huskies beat the Scarlet Knights 30-14 in New Jersey en route to a 10-2 season with wins over Washington State, Oregon, UCLA. Washington checked in at No. 11. I'm also excited that our Penn State community will get to gather in Phoenix for the first time in more than 20 years to again celebrate the Penn State family!

The Huskies are a balanced team led by one of the country's top coaches in Chris Petersen.

2 in the AP Top 25, but lost to Ohio State 39-38 on October 28 and to Michigan State the following week.

Penn State: Seventh appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, 48th bowl appearance in school history. Penn State is Arizona bound for the Fiesta Bowl. The Nittany Lions lost to USC, 52-49, in the Rose Bowl after last season.

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