As of Wednesday, January 3, 2018
PHOENIX Washington and Penn State, teams that rarely face other will square Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Fiesta Bowl.
The schools have played twice, the last time in 1983 Hawaii Bowl. Both were won by Penn State, buy they were competitive games.
The Nittany Lions’ Saquon Barkley is undoubtedly one of the best running backs in the country. Washington boasts the nation’s No. 1 rush defense (92.3 rushing yards per game).
Penn State isn’t the only team with a game-breaking player on its roster. Dante Pettis is Washington’s dynamo.
He owns the all-time NCAA punt return touchdown record at 9. He is the nation’s leader in punt return yards and yards per return.