Barkley's 92-yard TD highlights Penn State's Fiesta Bowl win over Washington

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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. The Nittany Lions also have a stout defense but the Huskies' D is slightly better, surrendering just 14.5 points per game and 278.3 yards per contest, which ranks fifth and sixth in the nation, respectively.

All was going well for Penn State at halftime of the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. 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. But Penn State took over and bled most of the remaining seven minutes from the clock thanks to clutch third-down conversions from Barkley and wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton.

THE PUBLIC LIKES: As of Saturday morning, 77% of the betting tickets for this game are on the Nittany Lions and 83% of the money is also on Penn State to cover the spread.

Jackson played one of his worst games of a frustrating season, tossing four interceptions, overcooking several other downfield throws and taking six sacks en route to a 13-of-31 day through the air for 171 yards and two touchdowns.

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For all the hand-wringing over top prospects skipping their bowl games, neither player's status for his season finale was ever in much doubt. He finished with five catches for 122 yards and two scores.

There's no telling whether Franklin was seriously angry or not, but considering quarterback Trace McSorley had punched him in the gut earlier in the game celebrating a touchdown, the Penn State head coach had taken some punishment already.

With the win Penn State (11-2) wrapped up its second consecutive 11-win season, the first time the program has accomplished this since the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Washington quarterback Jake Browning, making his final start as the Huskies' QB, was 18-28 for 175 yards and a touchdown. It's been an honor to play for this team. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nittany Lions are 2.5-point favorites to beat the Huskies, who opened as a 2-point underdog when the bowl lines were first released.

The Big Ten Network made sure to note that.

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