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The 2016 Fiesta Bowl was a college football bowl game that was played on January 1, 2016 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The 44th Fiesta Bowl was one of the New Year's Bowls. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concluded the 2015 FBS football season.

2016 BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl
CFP New Year’s Six
45th Fiesta Bowl
1234 Total
Notre Dame 01477 28
Ohio State 141479 44
DateJanuary 1, 2016
Season2015
StadiumUniversity of Phoenix Stadium
LocationGlendale, Arizona
MVPJ. T. Barrett & Eli Apple
FavoriteOhio State by 3.5
RefereeHubert Owens (SEC) [1]
Halftime showOSU & ND Bands
Attendance71,123[1]
PayoutUS$24 million (2014)[2]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN, ESPN Deportes
AnnouncersSean McDonough, Chris Spielman, & Todd McShay (ESPN)
Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, & Olivia Harlan (ESPN Radio)
Fiesta Bowl
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The game was televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and broadcast on ESPN Radio and XM Satellite Radio, with the kickoff time set for 1:00 P.M. ET (11 A.M. MT). Sponsored by obstacle racing series BattleFrog, it was officially known as the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl.[3]

Coincidentally, it took place 10 years after the 2006 Fiesta Bowl, that was also played by Ohio State and Notre Dame. That was also the last time Notre Dame participated in the Fiesta Bowl.

Ohio State wound up beating Notre Dame, 44-28.

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TeamsEdit

The participants for the game were determined by the College Football Playoff selection committee, and consisted of at-large selections and/or the highest ranked team from the "Group of Five" conferences. The two participants were the #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-2) vs. the #7 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1).

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP ND OSU
1 9:53 9 80 3:01 OSU Ezekiel Elliott 2-yard touchdown run, Sean Nuernberger kick good 0 7
1 7:41 3 43 0:45 OSU Michael Thomas 15-yard touchdown reception from J. T. Barrett, Sean Nuernberger kick good 0 14
2 7:34 13 70 5:38 ND Josh Adams 3-yard touchdown run, Justin Yoon kick good 7 14
2 9:53 11 62 2:39 OSU Ezekiel Elliott 1-yard touchdown run, Sean Nuernberger kick good 7 21
2 1:48 6 63 2:04 OSU Ezekiel Elliott 1-yard touchdown run, Sean Nuernberger kick good 7 28
2 0:29 9 75 1:19 ND DeShone Kizer 1-yard touchdown run, Justin Yoon kick good 14 28
3 8:58 7 58 2:54 ND Chris Brown 4-yard touchdown reception from DeShone Kizer, Justin Yoon kick good 21 28
3 6:37 6 75 2:21 OSU Ezekiel Elliott 47-yard touchdown run, Sean Nuernberger kick good 21 35
4 12:10 10 44 4:14 OSU 37-yard field goal by Sean Nuernberger 21 38
4 11:27 2 83 0:43 ND Will Fuller 81-yard touchdown reception from DeShone Kizer, Justin Yoon kick good 28 38
4 6:09 13 42 5:18 OSU 38-yard field goal by Sean Nuernberger 28 41
4 2:42 4 5 1:36 OSU 35-yard field goal by Sean Nuernberger 28 44
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 28 44

Source: [1]

StatisticsEdit

Statistics[1] ND OSU
First Downs 24 27
Total offense, plays - yards 70–405 85–496
Rushes-yards (net) 32–121 54–285
Passing yards (net) 284 211
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 22–38–1 19–31–1
Time of Possession 27:15 32:45

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "2015 Fiesta Bowl: Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Stats". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
  2. ^ American dream: UCF, others eye unlikely, unprecedented BCS berth
  3. ^ https://fiestabowl.org/news-room/battlefrog-announced-as-title-sponsor-of-45th-annual-fiesta-bowl/

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