Ohio State vs. Notre Dame: Fiesta Bowl Live Stream, TV Info, Game Notes

    Ohio State vs. Notre Dame Fiesta Bowl live stream, TV broadcast information, predictions and game notes. The No. 7 Buckeyes will face off with the No. 8 Fighting Irish in Glendale on New Years Day in the Fiesta Bowl.

    December 30, 2015

    Everything you need to know about the Ohio State vs. Notre Dame Fiesta Bowl live stream and TV broadcast, as well as game notes and prediction.

    The No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes will face off with the No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Glendale, Ariz. on New Years Day in the Fiesta Bowl.

    The Buckeyes (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten) are making their fourth straight bowl appearance and 46th all-time. The reigning national champions were left on the outside looking in of the College Football Playoff this year, but they managed to cap off the regular season with a blowout win over rival Michigan.

    The Buckeyes led wire-to-wire behind a couple of spectacular efforts from J.T. Barrett and Ezekiel Elliott. Barrett rebounded from a poor showing against Michigan State by accounting for 252 total yards and four touchdowns. Elliott overcame some controversial remarks to the media to complement Barrett in the backfield with 214 yards rushing on 30 carries with two touchdowns of his own. Elliott’s performance allowed him to eclipse the 1,500-yards-rushing mark for the second consecutive season, joining Archie Griffin as the only Buckeyes rushers to do so. Urban Meyer is searching for his 10th postseason win as he currently stands 9-2 in bowl games.

    The Fighting Irish (10-2) is bowling for a sixth consecutive season and for the 35th time in the history of the program. Notre Dame saw its CFP hopes and a six-game winning streak come to and end with a heartbreaking 38-36 loss to Stanford last time out. DeShone Kizer scored on a two-yard run with 30 seconds remaining to give the Irish a 36-35 lead, but Kevin Hogan led the Cardinal down the field to set up Conrad Ukropina for the game-winning, 45-yard field goal. Kizer went off for Notre Dame, racking up 362 total yards with a pair of scores.

    The Irish’s leading rusher was Josh Adams, who filled in for the injured C.J. Prosise nicely with 168 yards on 18 carries with a touchdown. Notre Dame was able to get the passing game going, too, as Will Fuller gashed the Stanford secondary for six catches, 136 yards and a 73-yard touchdown. The Irish looks to make it three straight bowl wins after beating Rutgers in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl and LSU in last year’s Music City Bowl.

    The 2015 Fiesta Bowl will mark the sixth matchup between Ohio State and Notre Dame all-time. The Buckeyes have won the last three games, including a 34-20 win in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl.

    Below is everything you need to know about the matchup, including the Fiesta Bowl live stream, TV broadcast information, game notes and prediction.

    Fiesta Bowl Live Stream, TV Broadcast Information

    • Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium
    • Date: Friday, January 1
    • Kickoff Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
    • National TV: ESPN
    • Fiesta Bowl Live Stream: Watch ESPN, No Radio Stream Available


    The Irish offense will stall a bit too often. The Buckeyes running game will be a bit too good, and OSU defensive end Joey Bosa will come up with one of his best games of the season – even when he lines up against offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley. It won’t be a dominant win, but Ohio State will finish like it played all season long. It’ll be underwhelming, but the Buckeyes will come up with the win with Elliott breaking off a big run late.

    For the final score prediction, check out our Fiesta Bowl preview.

    Game Notes

    • The duo of Ezekiel Elliott and Braxton Miller have combined for exactly 7,100 rushing yards and 72 rushing TDs in their careers — both figures are the most of any active duo in the country.
    • DeShone Kizer is tied for first in school history among quarterbacks with nine rushing TDs this fall.
    • Ohio State’s defense allowed just 14.0 points per game this season, the second fewest in the FBS.

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