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Penn State to play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl

MBB Triumphs at Iowa 77-73

Penn State and Washington will play in this years Fiesta Bowl.

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.

Washington: QB Jake Browning. Iowa would respond cutting the lead to just five by the half as Penn State cooled and struggled with foul trouble on the defensive end of the court.

MBB Triumphs at Iowa 77-73

The Lions will need to rely heavily on superstar running back Saquon Barkley, who has been their all-purpose workhorse all season.

Penn State was able to take all four of those matches, two of which were decided by 1 point. This is very much a possibility, as it has been proven by Bryce Love and Stanford that Washington can be beaten on the ground. The Nittany Lions lost to USC, 52-49, in the Rose Bowl after last season. Photo by: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports. The Nittany Lions went 7-2 in the Big Ten, while the Huskies went 7-2 in Pac-12 play. If McSorley can control the game with both his arm and legs, as he has done all year, Penn State has a good chance of emerging victorious. The Lions are 6-0 there.Penn State and Washington last met in the 1983 Aloha Bowl in Hawaii, where the Lions won 13-10.

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.