2017 Fiesta Bowl

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2017 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
CFP Bowl Game
47th Fiesta Bowl
1234 Total
Washington 01477 28
Penn State 141470 35
DateDecember 30[1], 2017
Season2017
StadiumUniversity of Phoenix Stadium
LocationGlendale, Arizona
MVPOffense: Trace McSorley Defense: Marcus Allen[2]
FavoritePenn State by 3
RefereeMike Defee (Big XII)
Halftime showBands from participants
Attendance61,842
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN & ESPN Radio
Announcers
Fiesta Bowl
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The 2017 Fiesta Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 30, 2017, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The 47th Fiesta Bowl was one of the New Year's Bowls of the College Football Playoff, and one of the 2017–18 bowl games concluding the 2017 FBS football season.

The game was televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and broadcast on ESPN Radio and XM Satellite Radio, with the kickoff set for 4:00 PM ET (2 PM MT). The game's title sponsor was Sony Interactive Entertainment via its PlayStation brand as part of a multi-year deal with broadcasting and marketing rightsholder ESPN, which includes branded content and making PlayStation the official video gaming and virtual reality sponsor of the College Football Playoff; the game is officially known as the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.

Teams[edit]

The two participants for the game were the Penn State Nittany Lions of the Big Ten Conference and the Washington Huskies of the Pac-12 Conference.

This was only the third time that Penn State and Washington played each other, and the Nittany Lions had won both previous meetings. The most recent game was 34 years earlier in Honolulu at the 1983 Aloha Bowl, where Penn State defeated the Huskies 13–10.[3][4] The first meeting was in 1921, where Penn State defeated the Washington Sun Dodgers 21–7 on December 3 in Seattle.[5][6]

The Nittany Lions had appeared in six previous Fiesta Bowls: 1977, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1992, and 1997, winning all six. This was the Huskies' first Fiesta Bowl appearance.

Penn State[edit]

The Nittany Lions entered the game with a 10–2 record, with their two losses coming in conference play in consecutive weeks by a combined four points at #6 Ohio State and at #24 Michigan State.

Washington[edit]

Line[edit]

Penn State was favored by 3 points when the game kicked off.

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP WASH PSU
1 11:10 8 83 3:50 PSU DaeSean Hamilton 48-yard touchdown reception from Trace McSorley, Tyler Davis kick good 0 7
1 1:34 11 64 5:12 PSU Saquon Barkley 2-yard touchdown run, Tyler Davis kick good 0 14
2 14:57 4 75 1:37 WASH Jake Browning 1-yard touchdown run, Tristan Vizcaino kick good 7 14
2 11:59 7 76 2:58 PSU Miles Sanders 1-yard touchdown run, Tyler Davis kick good 7 21
2 9:01 2 93 0:44 PSU Saquon Barkley 92-yard touchdown run, Tyler Davis kick good 7 28
2 4:15 6 33 2:26 WASH Myles Gaskin 13-yard touchdown run, Tristan Vizcaino kick good 14 28
3 9:57 13 80 5:03 WASH Aaron Fuller 28-yard touchdown reception from Jake Browning, Tristan Vizcaino kick good 21 28
3 5:59 8 70 3:58 PSU DaeSean Hamilton 24-yard touchdown reception from Trace McSorley, Tyler Davis kick good 21 35
4 6:52 3 78 1:14 WASH Miles Gaskin 69-yard touchdown run, Tristan Vizcaino kick good 28 35
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 28 35

Statistics[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 14 7 7 28
Nittany Lions 14 14 7 0 35
Statistics WASH PSU
First downs 14 25
Plays–yards 55–331 78–554
Rushes–yards 26–104 36–212
Passing yards 227 342
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 19–29–0 32–41–2
Time of possession 24:05 35:55
Team Category Player Statistics
Washington Passing Jake Browning 18/28, 175 yds, 1 TD
Rushing Myles Gaskin 14 car, 98 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Aaron Fuller 6 rec, 61 yds, 1 TD
Penn State Passing Trace McSorley 32/41, 342 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Saquon Barkley 18 car, 137 yds, 2 TD
Receiving DaeSean Hamilton 5 rec, 110 yds, 2 TD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN's Industry-Leading 2017-18 College Football Bowl Schedule - ESPN MediaZone". espnmediazone.com. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Fiesta MVP's". 247sports.com.
  3. ^ "Penn State rallies to edge Huskies". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 27, 1983. p. C1. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  4. ^ Donovan, Dan (December 27, 1983). "Hard work by Penn State defense pays off in Aloha". Pittsburgh Press. p. D1. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Penn State's attack dazzles U. of W. and Bezdek's Lions triumph, 21-7". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). December 4, 1921. p. 1, part 2. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Winsipedia - Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Washington Huskies football series history". Retrieved December 9, 2017.