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NCAA.com | December 30, 2017

Play-by-play recap: Penn State hangs on in the Fiesta Bowl

Penn State defeated Washington, 35-28, in Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl behind brilliant play from star tailback Saquon Barkley.

Barkley, who may have played his last college game, ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns, including a 92-yard scamper. Trace McSorley threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns as the Nittany Lions finished the season 11-2.

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Check out our play-by-play recap from Glendale below:

Predicting the Fiesta Bowl

by Joe Boozell | NCAA.com

No. 11 Washington vs. No. 9 Penn State

When Washington loses, it loses close. When it wins, it smokes foes – the Huskies just beat Washington State by 27 and pasted Oregon State, California and Oregon by 30-plus points. Penn State is better than those teams — but it feels like the Huskies are better than their record indicates.

And at 10-2, their record is pretty darn good.

Prediction: Washington 40, Penn State 31

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