team jumped out to an early lead over a Pac-12 team in Saturday's Fiesta Bowl.

Penn State's 545 yards were most Washington gave up this season, and the Huskies had not given up more than 30 points in a span of 26 games, since the 2015 Heart of Dallas Bowl. That touchdown jaunt drew Washington to within 35-28, but Penn State would milk most of the rest clock before a missed field goal turned it back over.

Penn State halfback Saquon Barkley had 137 yards rushing, including a Fiesta Bowl-record 92-yard touchdown run, and the No. 9 Nittany Lions continued their mastery in the desert with 35-28 victory over the No. 11 Washington Huskies at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday. The junior, who is likely heading to the National Football League, wasn't used as a workhorse on Saturday but when he was utilized, he was extremely effective. Things could have been worse for Washington, but Penn State's second drive of the game came to an end as McSorley was picked off by Byron Murphy in the end zone.


Washington tried a hook and lateral play on a fourth down and wide receiver Dante Pettis inexplicably threw the ball to a Penn State player instead of running out of bounds with five seconds left.

Turnovers are what kept the door open for Washington, as McSorley was picked off twice and Penn State committed a total of three turnovers on the day. Look at McSorley's stat line on third downs.

Hamilton had one of his best games of the season on Saturday.


With 1:34 remaining in the stanza the Nittany Lions doubled their advantage, as Barkley scored from two yards out to cap an 11-play, 64-yard drive.

McSorley completed a 48-yard touchdown pass to DaeSean Hamilton for a 7-0 lead on the first possession of the game, and Barkley's 92-yard score gave the Nittany Lions a 28-7 lead 18 minutes in.

On the other side, linebacker Manny Brown (none) is out for the year while defensive end Torrence Brown (knee) also won't play for Penn State this afternoon.


Washington scored just before halftime, as Myles Gaskin's 13-yard touchdown run with 4:15 remaining in the second made the score 28-14. It's been an honor to play for this team. Only Utah - who beat West Virginia - won a bowl game.

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