Fiesta Bowl Prepper

BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl History
Friday, January 1, 2016 at Glendale, AZ
#8 Notre Dame (10-2) vs. #7 Ohio State (11-1)

TV Broadcast Crew: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay (ESPN)
Radio Broadcast Crew: Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Harlan (ESPN Radio)

Notre Dame Trends
…The Fighting Irish have won 4 of their last 6 post-season games since falling in nine straight.

Ohio State Trends
…Ohio State has won 4 of their last 6 post-season games. The Buckeyes have scored 35 points or more in each of their last three.

Last Five Fiesta Bowls
Dec. 31, 2014 – Boise State 38 Arizona 30
Jan. 1, 2014 – Central Florida 52 Baylor 42
Jan. 3, 2013 – Oregon 35 Kansas State 17
Jan. 2, 2012 – Oklahoma State 41 Stanford 38
Jan. 1, 2011 – Oklahoma 48 Connecticut 20

Fiesta Bowl Trends
…Each of the past two games, the lower ranked team have won the contest…Four of the last nine games have been decided by 8 points or less.

Notre Dame’s History in Fiesta Bowl
2005: lost to Ohio State, 34-20
2000: lost to Oregon State, 41-9
1994: lost to Colorado, 41-21
1988: def. West Virginia, 34-21*
*-Won the National Championship (AP/Coaches)

Ohio State’s History in Fiesta Bowl
2008: lost to Texas, 24-21
2005: def. Notre Dame, 34-20
2003: def. Kansas State, 35-28
2002: def. Miami (FL), 31-24 (2 OT)*
1983: def. Pittsburgh, 28-23
1980: lost to Penn State, 31-19
*-National Championship

Most Appearances in Fiesta Bowl thru 2016
Ohio State – 7
Penn State – 6
Arizona State – 6
Nebraska – 6
Notre Dame – 5
Oklahoma – 5

Fiesta Bowl Records
Coaching Wins: Joe Paterno (Penn State), 6-1
Most Rushing Yards: Marcus Dupree (Oklahoma, 1983) – 239
Most Rushing Touchdowns: Woody Green (Arizona State, 1972) – 4
Most Passing Yards: Browning Nagle (Louisville, 1991) – 451
Most Passing Touchdowns: Peter Tom Willis (Florida State, 1990) – 5
Most Receptions: Paris Warren (Utah, 2005) – 15
Most Receiving Yards: Darnell McDonald (Kansas State, 1998) – 206
Most Receiving TDS: Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State, 2012); Darnell McDonald (2006, 1998); Rhett Dawson (Florida State, 1971) – 3
Most QB Sacks: Mike Kudla (Ohio State, 2006); Tommy Hackenbruck (Utah, 2005); Shannon Clavelle (Colorado, 1995) – 3
Most Interceptions: Steve Smith (Oregon, 2002) – 3

Notable Fiesta Bowl MVPs since 1989
2014: Blake Bortles, QB/Central Florida
2013: Marcus Mariota, QB/Oregon
2011: Landry Jones, QB/Oklahoma
2009: Colt McCoy, QB/Texas
2007: Jared Zabransky, QB/Boise State
2006: Troy Smith, QB/Ohio State & A.J. Hawk, LB/Ohio State
2005: Alex Smith, QB/Utah
2004: Craig Krenzel, QB/Ohio State & A.J. Hawk, LB/Ohio State
2003: Craig Krenzel, QB/Ohio State & Mike Doss, S/Ohio State
1997: Curtis Enis, RB/Penn State
1996: Tommie Frazier, QB/Nebraska
1995: Kordell Stewart, QB/Colorado
1989: Tony Rice, QB/Notre Dame

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