Washington Huskies to face Penn State Nittany Lions in Fiesta Bowl

Washington Huskies to face Penn State Nittany Lions in Fiesta Bowl

Just not in Arizona. They'll look for win No. 7 when they take on the No. 11 Washington Huskies in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30 at 2 p.m.

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

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.

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Washington and Penn State will meet in the postseason for the second time. I'm also excited that our Penn State community will get to gather in Phoenix for the first time in more than 20 years to again celebrate the Penn State family! They have one of the nation's very best defenses, checking in at No. 5 in yards allowed and No. 6 in points allowed, one spot ahead of Penn State.

Penn State has never lost in six appearances in the Fiesta Bowl.

It will be Washington's first appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, but coach Chris Peterson led Boise State to an upset victory against Oklahoma after the 2006 season. The Lions' last trip to the game came in the 1996 season, a 38-15 win over Texas.

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