For much of the 2017 season, Penn State was ranked among the top teams in all of college football. However, back-to-back losses to Ohio State and Michigan State in Week 9 and 10, respectively, ultimately prevented the Nittany Lions from being one of the four teams in the College Football Playoff.
As a result, the Nittany Lions played Washington in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, which ended with a 35-28 victory in favor of Penn State. During the game, former Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush took to Twitter to praise Penn State.
The former USC and NFL running back called the Nittany Lions “the total package” and expressed his want for a 10-team playoff, with the top two teams getting a first-round bye.
Here is the tweet:
Penn State can play some football! They have the total package wish the college football playoff system included top 10 teams, first 2 teams get first round bye and play it out from there
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) December 30, 2017
In Bush’s playoff system, Penn State, which ranked No. 9 in the latest CFP rankings, would play No. 4 Alabama in the first round. In addition, Clemson and Oklahoma, who were both eliminated from the CFP on Monday, would get first-round byes.
With the win on Saturday, Penn State finished its season with an overall record of 11-2.