No. 7 Ohio State had trouble dispatching No. 8 Notre Dame in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes took down the Irish, 44-28, behind Ezekiel Elliott’s four touchdown runs, which tied the Fiesta Bowl record. See our favorite USA TODAY Sports photos of Ohio State celebrating the Fiesta Bowl victory below.
Would Ohio State have a letdown, they wondered? [ MORE: BOWL SCHEDULE | AP RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY ] Not a chance. The reigning nation champ showed no signs of a hangover after missing out on the second annual College Football Playoff, looking impressive en route to a 44-28 victory over Notre Dame on Friday in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl. BEST OF THE FIESTA BOWL Best play: This one came from the losing team, but the DeShone Kizer-to-Chris Brown touchdown pass in the third quarter was a thing of beauty. The pass was on the money, and the catch was
Ohio State fans really enjoyed Ezekiel Elliott’s fourth touchdown run of the day vs. Notre Dame on Friday. Not only was it his fourth score, but the running back flashed Joey Bosa’s signature shrug in the end zone. Bosa, the back-to-back Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, was ejected in the first quarter for targeting. So, Elliott decided to honor his fellow standout junior. It was a nice gesture, especially because Bosa didn’t get an opportunity to do the celebration in his final game in an Ohio State uniform, this after announcing he will enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
Joey Bosa’s Ohio State career looks like it will come to an end earlier than expected. [ MORE: Check out the complete 2015-16 bowl schedule ] The star defensive lineman and two-time Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year was ejected for targeting in the first quarter of the Fiesta Bowl vs. Notre Dame on Friday. Bosa, a junior and one of the top pro prospects, recently announced he will enter the 2016 NFL Draft. Watch the targeting play above, which not only resulted in Bosa’s ejection but negated what turned out to be an Ohio State interception. Bosa apologized
It's New Year's Day, and that means it's all about Big Ten bowl games. There's a total of four Big Ten games today, culminating with the Rose Bowl Game, the Granddaddy of them All.
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Here’s a fun question: Can you name your favorite birthday? If so, does it compare to a birthday that had: 1. A full-blown press conference at The Ohio State University. 2. Signing a letter of intent to become an official member of the 29-time national-champion Buckeye synchronized swimming team. 3. Getting a personal locker loaded with Ohio State gear, including a team
Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa and running back Ezekiel Elliott will skip their senior seasons and declare for the NFL draft.
Cardale Jones hinted at leaving Ohio State for the NFL after the Buckeyes lost to Michigan State. He made it more concrete on Wednesday, telling reporters he will skip his senior season and declare for the NFL draft.
Ohio State freshman big man Daniel Giddens put on a dunk show in the first half of the Buckeyes’ Big Ten opener against Minnesota on Wednesday night. [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout performances ] The first highlight-reel dunk from Giddens came early on in the first half with Ohio State holding onto a 13-4 lead over the Gophers. JaQuan Lyle threw a picture-perfect alley-oop pass that Giddens grabbed and threw down a thunderous two-handed reverse dunk. Check it out in the video below. As good as Giddens’ first dunk was, his second one was arguably even more impressive. This
Ohio State is set to take on Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl, which is one of the most anticipated matchups of this bowl season. J.T. Barrett and the Buckeyes will go up against Jaylon Smith and the Irish defense in a game featuring two of the most storied programs in college football history. In anticipation for the game, Ohio State put together an incredible hype video on Wednesday afternoon. Check out the entire video at the top of this post. Ohio State and Notre Dame will kick things off at 1 p.m. ET on Friday. Enjoy, Buckeye fans!