Penn State beat Washington 35-28 in the 2017 Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 30. Find the score and live updates below.
Both Penn State and Washington are 10-2 this season. The Nittany Lions rank No. 9 in the final College Football Playoff rankings. Washington is No. 11.
Penn State-Washington score, updates in 2017 Fiesta Bowl
Penn State 35, Washington 28 (FINAL): McSorley passed for 342 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Barkley rushed for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns, while DaeSean Hamilton had 5 catches for 110 yards and 2 scores.
Penn State finishes the season 11-2, posting 11 wins in consecutive seasons. It’s like it was Barkley’s last game for Penn State, but what a way for him to go out if that’s the case.
Penn State 35, Washington 28 (6:52 4Q): Suddenly it’s a game. Penn State goes turnover-punt in two possessions and the Huskies take advantage. Myles Gaskin scores on a 69-yard rushing touchdown and now the Lions need to find a way to hang on. Gaskin is up to 98 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.
Penn State 35, Washington 21 (End 3Q): Penn State is a quarter away from a New Year’s Six bowl win. McSorley is at 292 passing yards.
Penn State 35, Washington 21 (5:59 3Q): McSorley and the Lions don’t need much time to respond. DaeSean Hamilton’s 24-yard catch pushes the lead back to 14. So while Washington’s offense has found its footing, it’s obvious the defense continues to be lost. The Lions are up to 437 yards.
Penn State 28, Washington 21 (9:57 3Q): The Huskies score again, this time with Jake Browning finding Aaron Fuller. Washington has seemed to settle in offensively after a rough start. The issue will be trying to slow down a strong Penn State offense.
Penn State 28, Washington 14 (HALF): Penn State is outgaining Washington 367 to 136, has 15 first downs to Washington’s 7, but has also committed two turnovers. QB Trace McSorley is 18-for-24 passing for 219 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Barkley has 9 rushes for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Penn State 28, Washington 14 (4:15 2Q): A second Penn State turnover leads to a huge Washington TD. Myles Gaskin scores on a 13-yard run.
Penn State 28, Washington 7 (9:01 2Q): WOW. Barkley bursts into space for a 92-yard touchdown and this game is approaching blowout territory. Barkley has 115 yards and 2 touchdowns on only 6 carries.
Penn State 21, Washington 7 (11:59 2Q): Penn State finishes another drive with a touchdown to go back up by two scores. Miles Sanders picks up the short TD. The Nittany Lions already have 246 offensive yards.
Penn State 14, Washington 7 (14:57 2Q): Washington gets on the board with a 1-yard TD from QB Jake Browning. Big response by the Huskies, as Penn State’s defensive line dominated for most of the first quarter.
Penn State 14, Washington 0 (1:34 1Q): Penn State scores again, this time with Saquon Barkley. The Nittany Lions now have 170 yards, 14 points and 9 first downs. Washington has 1 yard.
Penn State 7, Washington 0 (8:23 1Q): Penn State appeared ready to score again, but McSorley gets intercepted in the end zone on a great play from Byron Murphy.
Penn State 7, Washington 0 (11:10 1Q): Penn State strikes first with a touchdown on the first possession of the game. DaeSean Hamilton’s 48-yard touchdown catch capped off an impressive drive. Saquon Barkley had 24 total yards and Penn State went 2-for-2 on third-down conversions.
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Fiesta Bowl 2017: Time for Penn State-Washington
Penn State and Washington play in the 2017 Fiesta Bowl at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 30.
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Dec. 30
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
Fiesta Bowl 2017: TV channel for Penn State-Washington
The 2017 Fiesta Bowl between Penn State and Washington is televised by ESPN.
Fiesta Bowl 2017: Odds for Penn State-Washington
Penn State is a 2-point favorite against Washington, according to MyBookie. The over/under is 55 points.
Fiesta Bowl 2017: Live stream for Penn State-Washington
The Penn State-Washington Fiesta Bowl can be watched online with WatchESPN.
Fiesta Bowl 2017: Preview for Penn State-Washington
Penn State and Washington are both 10-2 going into the 2017 Fiesta Bowl.
The Nittany Lions average 41.6 points per game while allowing 15.5 points per game.
RB Saquon Barkley is the team’s biggest star. Barkley has 1,134 rushing yards with 16 touchdowns, 594 receiving yards with 3 touchdowns, 2 kick return touchdowns and a passing touchdown.
QB Trace McSorley is 252-for-386 passing for 3,228 yards, 26 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. He also has 431 rushing yards and 11 scores.
Four Penn State players have at least 500 receiving yards. TE Mike Gesicki is first on the team with 51 receptions, posting 501 yards and a team-high 9 touchdowns. DaeSean Hamilton leads with 747 receiving yards and 7 scores. Juwan Johnson adds 48 receptions, 635 yards and a touchdown.
On defense, Jason Cabinda has 84 total tackles with 6 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Shareef Miller leads the Nittany Lions with 10 tackles for loss and has 4 sacks.
One season after reaching the College Football Playoff, Washington is looking for another Top 10 finish.
The Huskies average 36.9 points per game and give up 14.5 points per game.
QB Jake Browning is 212-for-308 passing for 2,544 yards, 18 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He also has 6 rushing scores.
RB Myles Gaskin leads the ground game with 1,282 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Dante Pettis is the clear No. 1 target in the passing attack. Pettis has 62 catches for 721 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Ben Burr-Kirven leads the Huskies with 79 total tackles. Tevis Bartlett has 12 tackles for loss and Vita Vea has 38 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.
Penn State and Washington have met two times previously, with the Nittany Lions winning both matchups. In the most recent, Penn State beat Washington 13-10 in the 1983 Aloha Bowl.
Penn State is a perfect 6-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, last playing against Texas on Jan. 1, 1997. Earlier, in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl, the Nittany Lions beat Miami, 14-10, to win the national championship.
Washington is making its first appearance in the Fiesta Bowl
Fiesta Bowl scores
Here are the 10 most recent Fiesta Bowl scores
- Dec. 31, 2016: Clemson 31, Ohio State 0
- Jan. 1, 2016: Ohio State 44, Notre Dame 28
- Dec. 31, 2014: Boise State 38, Arizona 30
- Jan. 1, 2014: UCF 52, Baylor 42
- Jan. 3, 2013: Oregon 35, Kansas State 17
- Jan. 2, 2012: Oklahoma State 41, Stanford 38 (OT)
- Jan. 1, 2011: Oklahoma 48, Connecticut 20
- Jan. 4, 2010: Boise State 17, TCU 10
- Jan. 5, 2009: Texas 24, Ohio State 21
- Jan. 2, 2008: West Virginia 48, Oklahoma 28
Last year’s Fiesta Bowl was a College Football Playoff semifinal.