No. 1 Penn State (4-0) squeaked by the Lehigh wrestling team (4-1) 23-19 in front of nearly 10,000 people at the PPL Center in Allentown. He was the Big Ten offensive player of the year.
Penn State will make its 48th bowl appearance and fourth in four seasons since the NCAA lifted the school's bowl ban after the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Penn State lost by one point to Ohio State and 3 pts to Michigan State.
The Huskies have a three-headed monster on offense with quarterback Jake Browning, running back Myles Gaskin, and wide receiver Dante Pettis.
Washington is also very stout on the defensive side of the ball, only giving up an average of 14.6 points per game to opponents, which is 6th best in the country. Penn State also has a 21-7 victory in Seattle back in 1921. Heisman Trophy candidate Saquon Barkley will lead the Nittnay Lions against a stout Washington defense.
The No. 9 Nittany Lions and the No. 11 Huskies were selected today for their third all-time meeting and second in a bowl game.
This is Penn State's seventh appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, which is the most of any bowl in program history.
Iowa had beaten Penn State 12 straight times in Iowa City and on Saturday night it looked like the Hawkeyes were closing in on making it 13 as the Nittany Lions leaned on the ropes. Nittany Lion fans everywhere will certainly hope that trend continues come December 30.