Fiesta Bowl nostalgia? Not for Penn State and Washington


The second-best defensive tackle in the nation, Vea, will be especially bothersome to Connor McGovern and Brandon Mahon.

Program-building coaches in Washington's Chris Petersen and Penn State's James Franklin. Every college football fan should be tuned in to see this. The Washington linebackers are the weak spot in the defense. So it's definitely a blessing, and we're super appreciative and super grateful being able to do this."But the Lions also want to finish the season with a win for the first time since 2014".

McSorley is a victor, and you can bet he remembers how last year's Rose Bowl ended when he threw an interception that led to USC's winning points in a 52-49 victory. "But they were both really awesome times to be at this site and this game".

Penn State will also be monitoring its offensive line, which struggled during the regular season before finding its rhythm down the stretch. They have stepped up against top-tier defenses all season long, so there is no reason to think that should not be the case on Saturday.

The Washington Huskies have scored 36.9 points per game this season, so keeping them out of the end zone will be no easy task.

Pettis could be the wild card in this game because he is the best return man in the country and should force Penn State to kick away from him, which could then give the Huskies a significant advantage when it comes to field position.

Trace McSorley and Saquon Barkley have been touchdown-scoring machines this season, as the two have combined for 53 total touchdowns on the year.

Right or wrong, healthy players sitting out "meaningless" bowl games has become a hot-button issue in the sport of college football. 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. They have all the ingredients that are necessary to be successful at the highest level."The Huskies and the Lions are similar". The junior still had a superb season, finishing with 2,154 all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns, including 1,134 yards rushing.

However, Washington has an extremely talented defense, anchored by linebacker Tevis Bartlett, who hopes to make McSorley's and Barkley's lives very hard on Saturday.

Look for Barkley to be selected in the top-five if he declares for the draft, as many teams will be in demand for his services.

"When you explain to people the Penn State experience, they just don't get it", former PSU lineman and first-round NFL Draft pick Jimmy Kennedy said. You're looking at two teams that protect the football. That's all in the past now, Penn State is led by Saquan Barkley, he is their heart beat, their explosiveness, their big threat.