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Penn State returns to Fiesta Bowl to play Washington

Penn State returns to Fiesta Bowl to play Washington

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

Meanwhile, the Huskies are set to make their Fiesta Bowl debut.

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.

Fiesta Bowl tickets can be purchased here. "We are excited to keep our family together for another month to represent Penn State and the Big Ten Conference".




Penn State cut Lehigh's lead to 4 points before redshirt senior Gordon Wolf gave Lehigh another win, topping Bo Pipher in the 165-pound weight class. Lehigh held a 19-11 lead going into the final four matches.

Student Nittany Lion Club - online pre-sale runs Monday, Dec. 4 from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

No major bowl game has treated Penn State better than the Fiesta, where the Lions are 6-0, including their last national championship victory over Miami at the end of the 1986 season.

Washington also finished the season 10-2, with their only losses coming to Arizona State and Stanford (both on the road).

One fun fact for this game is that Penn State has never lost an appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, winning all six of their previous trips to prestigious game.


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