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Penn State headed to Fiesta Bowl

UNIVERSITY PARK The Penn State football team is going bowling.

That's no surprise. We've known that for quite some time. Today, it was revealed that Penn State (10-2) will take on Washington (10-2) in the Fiesta Bowl at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30 in Glendale, Ariz.

Penn State Predictions: Bowl edition

It’s bowl season.

The Nittany Lions finished the regular season with three consecutive wins and an overall record of 10-2. While the Lions are on the outside looking in at the College Football Playoff, Penn State will land in a very good bowl game.

The bowl matchups will be announced on Sunday afternoon.

Michael Kresovich, sports intern

Orange Bowl – Penn State vs. Miami

Column: Who should PSU's next offensive coordinator be?

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Joe Moorhead story is somewhat amazing when you think about it.

In a relatively short span of time, Moorhead went from head coach at Fordham to offensive coordinator at Penn State to head coach at Mississippi State.

Now, head coach James Franklin is faced with the daunting task of trying to replace Moorhead.

It certainly won’t be easy.

There are some excellent candidates out there – both in-house and around the country.

Let’s take a look at our top 5:

Barkley piles up Big Ten Conference awards

UNIVERSITY PARK – Talk about a trifecta.

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was selected as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Running Back of the Year and Return Specialist of the Year on Thursday.

The Penn State junior is just the second player in conference history to win three major awards. Michigan’s Jabril Peppers was named Defensive Player of the Year, Linebacker of the Year and Return Specialist of the Year in 2016.

What you need to know: Bowl ticket information

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State football team is heading to its 48th bowl game and bowl ticket requests are available for eligible Nittany Lion Club members beginning Sunday, Dec. 3, immediately following the bowl announcement via an exclusive pre-sale.

Loss of Moorhead leaves Lions with a hole to fill

UNIVERSITY PARK – Breaking up is hard to do.

When news broke about former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead bolting to Mississippi State on Tuesday night, there was a sense of disappointment throughout Happy Valley. After all, Moorhead was the architect of the Penn State offense for the past two seasons, an offense that has helped deliver a 21-5 record in Moorhead’s first two seasons.

Encore: Barkley collects first-team All-Conference honor

UNIVERSITY PARK – Another day, more awards for the Penn State football team.

Today, Nittany Lion all-everything running back Saquon Barkley was named first-team all-Big Ten running back for the second consecutive year, joining five teammates on the all-conference team.

Where will Penn State's bowl destination be?

UNIVERSITY PARK – The regular season is in the books.

Penn State won its final three games (Rutgers, Nebraska, Maryland) in impressive fashion to finish the season at 10-2. Now, let the bowl projections begin.

The experts at CBS, ESPN and Sports Illustrated are projecting a trip to Arlington, Texas for the Nittany Lions. Arlington is the home of the Cotton Bowl. The game will be played on Dec. 29 but is still considered one of the New Year’s Six bowls. The New Year’s Six consists of the Cotton, Fiesta, Orange and Peach – along with the College Football Playoff games.

By the Numbers: Penn State rips Maryland

Here’s our rundown of some of the standout numbers from Penn State’s 66-3 victory over Maryland on Saturday at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.

What numbers stood out to you? Tag us on social media (@HappyValleyPSU) and let us know.

49,680: game attendance.

3,228: season passing yards for Trace McSorley, good for third on the Lions’ season passing list.

534: offensive yards for Penn State.

Penn State predictions: The regular season finale

The Penn State football team will close off a wildly successful season on Saturday at Maryland. The Nittany Lions are a 21-point favorite as the season comes to a close. It’s the final week of the season, which typically features a rival.

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