Penn State will make its 48th bowl appearance and fourth in four seasons since the NCAA lifted the school's bowl ban after the Jerry Sandusky scandal. 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.
Penn State: The Nittany Lions were a College Football Playoff contender until losing to Ohio State and Michigan State in consecutive weeks midseason.
Penn State Students - online sale begins Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7 a.m. Heisman Trophy candidate Saquon Barkley will lead the Nittnay Lions against a stout Washington defense.More news: Met conductor accused of molesting teen
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On Sunday, Penn State was selected to take on the Huskies out of the Pac-12. This is very much a possibility, as it has been proven by Bryce Love and Stanford that Washington can be beaten on the ground.
The Nittany Lions are heading to a duel in the desert. Photo by: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports. Its last appearance came on January 1, 1997, in a win over Texas.
Penn State never trailed in the contest and led by eight points with 4:43 left in the game, but two quick scores by Hawkeyes Jordan Bohannan and Isaiah Moss in the next 25 seconds sliced the Nittany Lion lead to three, 67-64. Nittany Lion fans everywhere will certainly hope that trend continues come December 30.