It was the first win for Penn State at Iowa City since 2001 and the Nittany Lions' first road victory in a conference opener since 2010-11. I'm also excited that our Penn State community will get to gather in Phoenix for the first time in more than 20 years to again celebrate the Penn State family! They also met in 1921 in Seattle, where Penn State won 21-7.USC and Ohio State, who many expected to play in the Fiesta Bowl, are headed to the December 29 Cotton Bowl.More news: Israeli Attacks Reported Near Damascus, Israeli Media Removes Story
Rahne had been passing game coordinator for Penn State the past four seasons, coaching quarterbacks (2014-15) and tight ends (2016-17). He was the Big Ten offensive player of the year. Washington is making its Fiesta Bowl debut. That game was played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.More news: Qualcomm Expands Apple Feud With 3 More Patent Suits
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This is Penn State's seventh appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, which is the most of any bowl in program history. The Nittany Lions are 6-0 in Fiesta Bowl games.