Penn State football is Fiesta Bowl bound to take on Washington

Rachel Hardy
December 4, 2017

Just not in Arizona.

Penn State has played in the Fiesta Bowl six times in history and won in all six appearances. They earned the final New Years Six bowl bid by virtue of finishing No. 11 in the College Football Playoff rankings.

No. 9 Penn State (10-2) will play No. 11 Washington (10-2) in the Fiesta Bowl, scheduled for 4 p.m. December 30. Washington, which had only one loss, edged Penn State, which had two.

Most expected the Lions and Huskies would play in the Cotton Bowl.

Penn State and Washington both finished the regular season with a 10-2 record.

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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 is 5-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, including an iconic 14-10 victory against Miami to nail down the national championship after the 1986 season.

Rahne had been passing game coordinator for Penn State the past four seasons, coaching quarterbacks (2014-15) and tight ends (2016-17).

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.

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