Ohio State Notre Dame Fiesta Bowl

Ohio State Notre Dame Fiesta Bowl

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Ohio State is in Arizona practicing for the Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame on New Years Day. Both teams had late losses in their seasons that kept them out of the four team playoff.

Ohio State comes into the game ranked 7th while Notre Dame is ranked 8th. Both teams have huge fan bases. OSU is favored by 6.5 points.

Ohio State came back in the final game of the season against Michigan big, winning 42-13. And Michigan was supposed to be one of the best defenses in the country this year.

Defensive Tackle Adolphus Washington will not play in the game after being cited for solicitation. Joey Bosa could move inside to fill the gap. Bosa has 16 tackles for loss on the season.

Notre Dame has a great offensive line and tackle Ronnie Stanley is one of the best in the country at left tackle. He is a high NFL pick going into the spring draft. Clemson was a tough game for Stanley who hopes to finish off well against Bosa and the Buckeyes.

DeShone Kizer has come on as a duel threat quarterback for the Fighting Irish this season. He was a third string quarterback but in his first year starting has done well.

JT Barrett leads the Buckeyes, also a duel threat quarterback but has a full year of experience from last season when he won 11 games. He has run this season for 6.4 yards a carrying, the same average as starting tailback Ezekiel Elliot. Many compare Barrett to Tim Tebow, coach Urban Meyer’s most famous quarterback from the Florida years.

The Key for Ohio State is getting Elliot 20 touches so he can establish a run game. Something that did not happen when they lost to Michigan State. Notre Dame needs good decision making from Kizer, especially in the red zone where he has not been efficient this year.

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Ohio State 2018 Football Schedule

Jan 1st Rose Bowl v Washington
Pasadena
ESPN 5:00pm ET
28-23

Sep. 1 Oregon State Beavers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Noon ET
77-31

Sep. 8 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH 3:30pm ET
52-3

Sep. 15 at TCU Horned Frogs
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
40-28

Sep. 22 Tulane Green Wave
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
49-6

Sep. 29 at Penn State Nittany Lions
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
27-26

Oct. 6 Indiana Hoosiers (HC)
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH 3:30/4pm ET
49-26

Oct. 13 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
30-14

Oct. 20 at Purdue Boilermakers
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
20-49

Nov. 3 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Time 12:00pm
36-31

Nov. 10 at Michigan State Spartans
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI Time TBA
26-6

Nov. 17 at Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD Time TBA
52-51

Nov. 24 Michigan Wolverines
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Noon ET
62-39

Dec. 1 Big Ten Championship Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN 8:00pm ET
45-24