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2003 Fiesta Bowl

    The '''2003 Fiesta Bowl''' also known as the "Fiesta Fiasco" took place on January 3 2003 in Tempe Arizona at Sun Devil Stadium and was the BCS National Championship Game as part of the Bowl Championship Series which was contested between Ohio State University|The Ohio State University and University of Miami The game concluded the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season with the Ohio State Buckeyes defeating the Miami Hurricanes football|Miami Hurricanes by a score of 31-24 in Overtime (sport)#American and Canadian football|double overtime The 2003 Fiesta Bowl was the first overtime game in either the Bowl Championship Series or its predecessors the Bowl Alliance or the Bowl Coalition

    Game Summary

    1st Quarterstill nowhere to go for the Miami offense as Willis McGahee was tackled in the backfield for a loss of 2 yards 3rd down and 15 and Miami finally moves the ball as Ken Dorsey QB, completes a pass to Andre Johnson WR, for a 20 yard gain and the first 1st down of the game A couple plays later Dorsey hooks up with Andre Johnson again for an 11 yard gain The next play Dorsey was sacked again for a loss of 5 yards and the Miami offense could not fight back out of this one as Miami's F. Capshaw punts the ball 43 yards to the OSU 1 yard line where it will be downed The Buckeyes get the ball and start right where they left off having no momentum and not able to move the chains Andy Groom punts the ball 44 yards where it is fair caught by Roscoe Parrish at the Miami 48 yard line Miami starts out slow this drive with a rush for a 1 yard loss by Willis McGahee Dorsey then picks McGahee up bye completing a 28 yard pass for a 1st down to Kellen Winslow 3 plays later Dorsey comes up with another completion to Parrish for a 25 yard touchdown to put the 'Canes up 7 - 0 with 4:09 left in the first quarter Miami's Sievers then kicks the ball 65 yards to OSU's James Scott who returns the ball 15 yards The very next play Craig Krenzel throws an interception to Miami's Safety Sean Taylor Dorsey then completes a 14 uard pass to Andre Johnson for another first down McGahee will then get stopped 2 plays in a row for a loss of 2 yards respectively Dorsey then tries to throw for a first down because the ground game wasn't working for him but only completes an 11 yard pass 3 yards short of the first down Miami's Capshaw punts 44 yards for a touchback OSU then gets a false start penalty to start them off at 1st and 15 on their own 15 yard line The Buckeyes finally get some life and put a drive together consiting of a 5 yard rush by Krenzel and a 12 yard completion from Krenzel to Jenkins to end the first quarter
    2nd Quarterfake punt with Andy Groom running the ball but he is stopped for no gain on the play and the Buckeyes turn the ball over on downs Miami then gets called for an illegal formation penalty of 5 yards but that doesn't stop Dorsey as he completes a 14 yard pass to Ethenic Sands for a Miami 1st down Dorsey again completes a pass on the next play to Jason Gaethers for a 4 yard gain The 'Canes will try to pass two more times but the first is incomplete and the second is intercepted by Mike Doss who returns the ball 35 yards to the Miami 17 yard line A few plays later Krenzel throws 8 yards for a first down to Chris Vance The drive will continue and end up on the 2 yard line after a Miami offsides penalty where Krenzel will rush 4th and 1 for a touchdown Nugent's PAT kick is good making the score 7 - 7 with a little over 2 minutes to go in the first half Nugent's kickoff will go 74 yard for a touchback The very next play Ken Dorsey is sacked and fumbles the ball while the Buckeye's Darrion Scott recovers the fumble on the Miami 14 yard line It will then only take OSU 2 plays with the help of another 5 yard offsides penalty on Miami until Clarett rushes for a 7 yard touchdown to put Ohio State up 14 - 7 over the Hurricanes after another successful PAT kick by Nugent Nugent then kicked another touchback and Miami just could not cover that much of the gridiron in 1:05 to tie the game

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