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Penn State jumps out to big lead, hangs on to beat Washington

31 December, 2017, 03:06 | Author: Lamar Ellis
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He connected with DaeSean Hamilton on a 48-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive, and set up scoring runs of 2 yards by Barkley and 1 yard by Miles Sanders.

Washington will certainly rely on the run game, but they are certainly not one-dimensional. And two of the best running backs in the nation are in view in Penn State's Saquon Barkley in the Fiesta and and Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor in the Orange. Tyler Davis and the PSU unit have had all kinds of problems this season, and he's just 9-of-16, while Washington's Tristan Vizcaino has been only slightly better at 12-of-19. The Huskies ended their season in grand fashion blowing out #13 Washington St 41-14.

Penn State who found itself ranked as high as #3 in the country this year had a disappointing finish including a blown lead to Ohio St and a freakish loss to Michigan St. The game was memorable for Petersen's collection of trick plays, which led to a huge upset and an on-field marriage proposal for one of his players. Trace McSorley was 18-of-24 for 219 yards, a touchdown and an interception at halftime.

Lewisburg graduate Brandon Smith recovered a Washington lateral on the Huskies' last-gasp attempt to tie the game, sealing a 35-28 victory for Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl. It was exposed, however, in games against Ohio State and Michigan State, but still wound up being ranked 17th nationally and fifth in the Big Ten.

"I think every team that makes some of these bigger bowl games that aren't in the playoffs wish they were in the playoff", Washington quarterback Jake Browning said.

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Penn State ends the season 11-2 while Washington finishes the season 10-3.

Penn State will also be monitoring its offensive line, which struggled during the regular season before finding its rhythm down the stretch.

This is another outstanding bowl match-up between two explosive teams that should come down to the wire.

As the leader of the Boise State program, Petersen guided the Broncos to wins over Oklahoma and TCU in the Fiesta Bowl. The game is commemorated across Penn State's football offices, though Franklin said that memorabilia won't motivate the Lions this week. So the fact that [the ban] got lifted ... being able to play four straight bowls is not something that I imagined not being able to do. Both teams were just on the outside looking in to the College Football Playoffs, but want to prove that they belong among the nation's elite.

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