The Fiesta Bowl has featured some of the greatest games in college football history over the past decade. This year’s contest on New Year’s Day should be no different and will feature two of the biggest schools in the entire college spectrum as the 10-2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish face the 11-1 Ohio State Buckeyes at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. If fans want to see two legendary schools get together, they will be ready to be up by midday to start the New Year with this game at 11 a.m. local time in Arizona.
Notre Dame lost their season finale 38-36 to Stanford and their two losses came by a combined four points. DeShone Kizer has passed for 2,600 yards, 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions on the year and loves looking for Will Fuller in the pass game. Fuller has 56 catches for 1,145 yards and 13 touchdowns. C.J. Prosise has dealt with some injuries but still has 1,032 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns for the season. The Irish are averaging 34.8 points and 471.5 yards per game on offense and may need to score that much in this game to win it.
Ohio State pounded Michigan 42-13 to end the regular season on a good note. J.T. Barrett has regained the starting quarterback slot and has passed for 781 yards, ten touchdowns and three interceptions for the season while also rushing for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns. Michael Thomas has 49 catches for 709 yards and eight touchdowns as the big play target for the Buckeye quarterbacks while Ezekiel Elliott has shown that he could be a first-round NFL draft pick. Elliott has 1,672 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns for the year. Ohio State averages 35 points and 428.9 yards a game on offense in a potential shootout.
What time is the Fiesta Bowl?
The Fiesta Bowl will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern.
What date and channel will the Fiesta Bowl be on?
The Fiesta Bowl will be played on Friday, January 1 and can be seen on ESPN.