Penn State is tied for fourth nationally with 28 bowl victories and No. 3 in bowl winning percentage with a 28-17-2 post-season record (61.7) among schools with at least 20 postseason appearances. 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. Washington lost to Arizona State and Stanford during the regular season. Heisman Trophy candidate Saquon Barkley will lead the Nittnay Lions against a stout Washington defense. Lamar Stevens paced Penn State with 22 point as Tony Carr, Mike Watkins and Shep Garner added 16, 19 and 12 points respectively. That decision avoided three straight trips to the Fiesta for Ohio State and also a Penn State-USC rematch in the Fiesta. Photo by: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports.
The Nittany Lions are 2-0 all time against Washington, but haven't faced the Huskies since the 1983 Aloha Bowl. If McSorley can control the game with both his arm and legs, as he has done all year, Penn State has a good chance of emerging victorious. 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.
Penn State to play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl
Penn State last played in the Fiesta Bowl in 1997, beating Texas 38-15.