Penn State to play Washington in Fiesta Bowl

Jonathan Hernandez
December 4, 2017

Penn State will travel to Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl.

Penn State returns to the Fiesta Bowl for the first time since 1997, where it will face a team it hasn't played in 34 years. Curtis Enis was the offensive player of the game, while Brandon Noble was the defensive player of the game. "I hope we have enough tickets for everybody".

Ohio State and USC have both played in the Cotton Bowl only once before, both when the game was played in historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas.

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

Washington was No. 5 in the AP poll when it surprisingly lost 13-7 to Arizona State on October 14. Penn State was No. 9 in the final College Football Playoff rankings and Washington was No. 11. The Lions' last trip to the game came in the 1996 season, a 38-15 win over Texas.

The Big Ten-champion Buckeyes will play in the Cotton Bowl on December 29 against Pac-12 champion Southern California.

Washington and Penn State will meet in the postseason for the second time.

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