The final College Football Playoff rankings were released Sunday morning.
Penn State coach James Franklin has the Nittany Lions back in a New Year's Six bowl game as they play in the Fiesta Bowl for the first time in two decades, taking on Washington. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. PT.
Penn State: RB Saquon Barkley. Browning may not have put up the insane numbers this season that he did a year ago, but the reigning Pac-12 player of the year is still no slouch. He has scored 9 touchdowns with 51 receptions for 501 yards.
The second half was more of the same as Iowa chased down a Penn State team that continued to respond to each Hawkeye score with one of its own to stay ahead.
Penn State is a flawless 6-0 in the Fiesta Bowl. They finished the season strong by blowing out cross-state rival, Washington State 41-14, and their high-powered offense could definitely be a problem for Penn State as well.
Penn State is tied for fourth nationally with 28 bowl victories and No. 3 in bowl winning percentage with a 28-17-2 post-season record (61.7) among schools with at least 20 postseason appearances. The invitation marks the UW's first-ever trip to the Fiesta Bowl game and the Huskies' third-ever meeting against Penn State, the first since they met in the 1983 Aloha Bowl.