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No. 9 Penn State tops No. 12 Washington 35-28 in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Converting on third downs had been a sore spot at Penn State, so coach James Franklin made it a point of emphasis in spring ball and fall camp.

The Nittany Lions kept working at it during the season and kept getting better, peaking at the perfect time.

Trace McSorley threw for 342 yards and had both of his touchdown passes to DaeSean Hamilton on third-down plays, helping No. 9 Penn State outlast No. 12 Washington 35-28 in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday.

''Our coaches did a fantastic job and the O line protected and the receivers made plays,'' Franklin said. ''We were very efficient. We executed.''

Penn State (11-2), No. 9 in the final College Football Rankings, had its way with Washington's vaunted defense early, building a 28-7 lead by the second quarter. Washington (10-3) woke up from an offensive slumber with two touchdowns and pulled to 35-28 on Myles Gaskins' 69-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

The Huskies' inability to stop Penn State on third down kept them from getting any closer.

The Nittany Lions converted three third-down attempts on a final clock-winding drive and were 13 for 17 overall. Washington had a final shot with a desperation play of multiple laterals and passes, but Dante Pettis' final lateral was intercepted after he passed up a chance to step out of bounds to set up one more play.

''I think a lot of it was McSorley,'' Washington coach Chris Petersen said. ''He's buying time, getting out of there. And when we did get a little pressure on him, he stepped up nicely and took off and ran or bought time.''

Washington had the nation's top run defense during the regular season, allowing 92 yards per game, but Saquon Barkley matched that on one run in the second quarter. Barkley had 137 of the Nittany Lions' 203 yards rushing and two touchdowns in what could be his final game if he decides to turn pro.

The Huskies, No. 11 CFP, gave up a season-high 545 total yards.

''They had us on our heels most of the night,'' Petersen said.

The Nittany Lions lost a chance at the CFP with consecutive losses to Ohio State and No. 24 Michigan State, but ended up in a familiar place: The Fiesta Bowl, where they had not lost in six previous trips.

Penn State raced toward No. 7 by going to the air early against the run-stingy Huskies.

McSorley picked Washington's secondary apart, hitting nine receivers for 219 yards in the first half. He connected with DaeSean Hamilton on a 48-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive, and set up scoring runs of 2 yards by Barkley and 1 yard by Miles Sanders.

Barkley then did it all himself, bursting through the left side for a 92-yard touchdown run to put Penn State up 28-7.

The Nittany Lions had 367 yards by halftime against a defense that allowed 277.4 yards per game during the regular season.

''We came out flat in the first half,'' Washington linebacker Tevis Bartlett said.

Washington was in the Fiesta Bowl for the first time, but Petersen had made a name for himself by trick-playing Boise State to a pair of Fiesta victories

Petersen reached into his trick-play bag to spark Washington from an early funk, calling a double pass that led to 52-yard gain to tight end Drew Sample. That set up Jake Browning's 1-yard TD dive.

The Huskies turned a recovered fumble into a much-needed touchdown just before halftime, cutting Penn State's lead to 28-14 on Gaskin's 13-yard run.

Another big score came right after halftime: Browning 28 yards to Aaron Fuller.

But Penn State answered on another third down, when McSorley hit Hamilton on a 24-yard TD pass to put Penn State up 35-21.

''(Hamilton's TD) was really, really important, because momentum was starting to swing there,'' Franklin said.

BROWNING'S QUIET DAY

Browning has been one of the nation's most prolific passers during his career, but found little room to operate against Penn State's secondary. He missed on several throws and finished with 175 yards and a touchdown on 18-of-28 passing.

BIG PICTURE

Penn State could wonder what might have been in the CFP, but a Fiesta Bowl is a nice way to close out the season.

Washington's defense had its worst outing of the season at the worst possible time.

UP NEXT

Barkley is a junior, but could decide to leave for the NFL. So is McSorley and the Nittany Lions should have most of their offensive line back.

Washington will lose two offensive line starters and receiver/punt returner Pettis to graduation, but gets back most of its defense. Browning, Gaskin and DL Vita Vea also are juniors, if they decide to stay in school.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:52
43-T.Vizcaino extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
35
Touchdown 6:52
9-M.Gaskin runs 69 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
78
yds
01:14
pos
27
35
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:59
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
35
Touchdown 5:59
9-T.McSorley complete to 5-D.Hamilton. 5-D.Hamilton runs 24 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
70
yds
03:58
pos
21
34
Point After TD 9:57
43-T.Vizcaino extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
28
Touchdown 9:57
3-J.Browning complete to 12-A.Fuller. 12-A.Fuller runs 28 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
80
yds
04:59
pos
20
28
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:15
43-T.Vizcaino extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
28
Touchdown 4:15
9-M.Gaskin runs 13 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
33
yds
02:26
pos
13
28
Point After TD 9:01
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
28
Touchdown 9:01
26-S.Barkley runs 92 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
93
yds
00:44
pos
7
27
Point After TD 11:59
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 11:59
24-M.Sanders runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
8
plays
76
yds
02:53
pos
7
20
Point After TD 14:57
43-T.Vizcaino extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 14:57
3-J.Browning runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
5
plays
90
yds
01:12
pos
6
14
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:34
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 1:34
26-S.Barkley runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
64
yds
05:12
pos
0
13
Point After TD 11:10
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 11:10
9-T.McSorley complete to 5-D.Hamilton. 5-D.Hamilton runs 48 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
83
yds
03:46
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 14 25
Rushing 5 6
Passing 8 18
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 8-15 13-17
4th Down Conv 0-1 1-1
Total Net Yards 312 544
Total Plays 55 79
Avg Gain 5.7 6.9
Net Yards Rushing 104 203
Rush Attempts 26 38
Avg Rush Yards 4.0 5.3
Net Yards Passing 208 341
Comp. - Att. 19-29 32-41
Yards Per Pass 7.2 8.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-19 1-1
Penalties - Yards 4-22 2-20
Touchdowns 4 5
Rushing TDs 3 3
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 3
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 6-47.7 2-43.0
Return Yards 75 71
Punts - Returns 0-0 3-15
Kickoffs - Returns 4-68 4-56
Int. - Returns 2-7 0-0
Kicking 4/4 5/6
Extra Points 4/4 5/5
Field Goals 0/0 0/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
11 Washington 10-3 0147728
9 Penn State 11-2 14147035
208 PASS YDS 341
104 RUSH YDS 203
312 TOTAL YDS 544
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Browning 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.3% 175 1 0 128.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.5% 2719 19 5 152.1
J. Browning 18/28 175 1 0
A. Baccellia 5 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 52 0 0 536.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 52 0 0 536.8
A. Baccellia 1/1 52 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Gaskin 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 98 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
222 1380 21
M. Gaskin 14 98 2 69
L. Coleman 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
89 407 4
L. Coleman 4 11 0 6
A. Baccellia 5 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 18 0
A. Baccellia 1 9 0 9
S. Ahmed 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
61 388 3
S. Ahmed 1 1 0 1
J. Browning 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 -15 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
56 25 7
J. Browning 6 -15 1 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Fuller 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 61 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 291 1
A. Fuller 6 61 1 28
W. Dissly 98 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 59 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 289 2
W. Dissly 2 59 0 52
D. Pettis 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
63 761 7
D. Pettis 1 40 0 26
S. Ahmed 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 77 0
S. Ahmed 3 25 0 11
T. Jones 20 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 71 0
T. Jones 2 23 0 12
A. Baccellia 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 187 0
A. Baccellia 2 9 0 6
D. Sample 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 84 0
D. Sample 1 6 0 6
M. Gaskin 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 232 3
M. Gaskin 1 4 0 4
L. Coleman 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 155 3
L. Coleman 1 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Bierria 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
K. Bierria 9-2 0.0 0
B. Murphy 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 3 1.0
B. Murphy 7-0 1.0 1
J. McIntosh 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
J. McIntosh 5-0 0.0 0
B. Burr-Kirven 25 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
B. Burr-Kirven 5-0 0.0 0
A. Joyner 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
A. Joyner 5-1 0.0 1
V. Vea 50 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
V. Vea 5-0 0.0 0
T. Bartlett 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 2 0.0
T. Bartlett 4-1 0.0 0
B. Potoa'e 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
B. Potoa'e 4-2 0.0 0
C. O'Brien 29 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
C. O'Brien 4-0 0.0 0
M. Bryant 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
M. Bryant 4-0 0.0 0
E. Turner 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
E. Turner 2-1 0.0 0
T. Rapp 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 1 0.0
T. Rapp 2-2 0.0 0
R. Bowman 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Bowman 2-0 0.0 0
L. Onwuzurike 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Onwuzurike 1-0 0.0 0
G. Gaines 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
G. Gaines 1-0 0.0 0
D. Beavers 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Beavers 1-1 0.0 0
D. Pettis 8 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Pettis 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Vizcaino 43 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 4/4
SEASON FG XP
12/19 48/51
T. Vizcaino 0/0 0 4/4 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Whitford 32 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 49.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
42 42.3 0
J. Whitford 5 49.0 0 54
J. Browning 3 QB
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 41.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
3 41.0 1
J. Browning 1 41.0 1 41
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Ahmed 26 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 17.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 25.2 20 0
S. Ahmed 4 17.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. McSorley 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
78% 342 2 2 154.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.5% 3570 28 10 153.7
T. McSorley 32/41 342 2 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Barkley 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 137 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
217 1271 18
S. Barkley 18 137 2 92
T. McSorley 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 60 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
144 491 11
T. McSorley 12 60 0 24
M. Sanders 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 15 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 191 2
M. Sanders 6 15 1 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Hamilton 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 110 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
53 857 9
D. Hamilton 5 110 2 48
Ju. Johnson 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 66 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
54 701 1
Ju. Johnson 6 66 0 18
M. Gesicki 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 62 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
57 563 9
M. Gesicki 6 62 0 26
D. Thompkins 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 443 3
D. Thompkins 2 39 0 34
S. Barkley 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
54 632 3
S. Barkley 7 38 0 12
S. Blacknall 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 289 2
S. Blacknall 1 20 0 20
M. Sanders 24 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 30 0
M. Sanders 1 4 0 4
B. Polk 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 130 1
B. Polk 1 4 0 4
T. Stevens 2 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 60 2
T. Stevens 3 -1 0 2
Defense T-A SACK INT
B. Smith 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
B. Smith 6-1 0.0 0
Ma. Allen 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
Ma. Allen 6-1 0.0 0
C. Campbell 1 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
C. Campbell 4-0 0.0 0
G. Haley 15 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
G. Haley 4-0 0.0 0
T. Apke 28 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
T. Apke 3-0 0.0 0
S. Miller 48 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
S. Miller 2-1 1.0 0
K. Givens 30 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
K. Givens 2-2 0.5 0
J. Cabinda 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
J. Cabinda 2-2 0.0 0
N. Scott 4 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Scott 1-0 0.0 0
K. Farmer 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
K. Farmer 1-1 0.0 0
A. Oruwariye 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 4 0.0
A. Oruwariye 1-0 0.0 0
C. Brown 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Brown 1-0 0.0 0
S. Simmons 34 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Simmons 1-0 0.0 0
T. Castro-Fields 5 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
T. Castro-Fields 1-0 0.0 0
Y. Gross-Matos 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
Y. Gross-Matos 1-0 1.0 0
R. Buchholz 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Buchholz 1-0 0.0 0
T. Chavis 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
T. Chavis 1-0 1.0 0
P. Cothren 41 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
P. Cothren 0-1 0.5 0
C. Cothran 52 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
C. Cothran 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Davis 95 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 5/5
SEASON FG XP
9/17 71/71
T. Davis 0/1 0 5/5 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Gillikin 93 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 43.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
52 43.2 1
B. Gillikin 2 43.0 1 47
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Sanders 24 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 14.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 15.2 23 0
M. Sanders 4 14.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Thompkins 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 5.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
24 13.3 20 1
D. Thompkins 3 5.0 20 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:05 WASH 7 1:10 3 8 Fumble
8:23 WASH 20 1:27 3 -7 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:34 WASH 25 1:12 5 75 TD
11:53 WASH 20 1:57 4 32 Punt
8:55 WASH 15 2:00 3 -3 Punt
6:41 PSU 33 2:26 6 33 TD
0:55 WASH 6 0:51 3 13 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 WASH 20 4:59 13 80 TD
5:59 WASH 25 1:51 3 0 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:05 WASH 19 2:40 6 13 Punt
8:06 WASH 22 1:14 3 78 TD
0:34 WASH 28 0:19 4 24 Fumble
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 PSU 17 3:46 8 83 TD
9:46 PSU 34 1:14 5 23 INT
6:46 PSU 36 5:12 11 64 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 PSU 24 2:53 8 76 TD
9:45 PSU 7 0:44 2 93 TD
6:47 PSU 40 0:00 1 -7
4:13 PSU 12 3:08 8 35 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:57 PSU 30 3:58 8 70 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
4:00 PSU 29 3:16 13 -10 INT
10:11 PSU 34 1:59 3 5 Punt
6:47 PSU 25 6:09 13 42 FG Miss
0:06 PSU 48 0:00 1 -2