The Nittany Lions went 7-2 in the Big Ten, while the Huskies went 7-2 in Pac-12 play.
At a glance Washington and Penn State share a common opponent in Rutgers.
This time around, neither team was in the mix for a Playoff spot, as both the Lions and Huskies enter the postseason at 10-2, having missed out on their respective conference championship games. Washington checked in at No. 11.
Penn State have played just twice in their history, with the Lions winning both games. Penn State lost by one point to Ohio State and 3 pts to Michigan State. The Huskies also feature Myles Gaskin who rushed for over 1,200 yards and 19 touchdowns this season.
In the College Football Playoff rankings released a little later, the Huskies earned a New Year's Six bowl matchup against No. 9 Penn State (10-2) in the Fiesta Bowl at 1 p.m. December 30 in Glendale, AZ.
Penn State is 5-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, including an iconic 14-10 victory against Miami to nail down the national championship after the 1986 season. Its last appearance came on January 1, 1997, in a win over Texas. The Lions' last trip to the game came in the 1996 season, a 38-15 win over Texas.