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2005 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
BCS Bowl Game
1234 Total
Pittsburgh 0070 7
Utah 77210 35
DateJanuary 1, 2005
Season2004
StadiumSun Devil Stadium
LocationTempe, Arizona
MVPQB Alex Smith, WR Paris Warren, DT Steve Fifita
RefereeGordon Riese (Pac-10)
Attendance73,519
United States TV coverage
NetworkABC
AnnouncersBrent Musburger, Gary Danielson
Nielsen ratings7.4
Fiesta Bowl
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The 2005 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, played on January 1, 2005, was the 34th edition of the Fiesta Bowl. The game was played between Utah and Pittsburgh, in front of 73,519 fans. It is notable for being the first BCS game to feature a team from a BCS non-AQ conference.

Going into the game, Utah had been ranked in the Top 10 for 8 consecutive weeks. Pittsburgh was 8–3 and the Big East Conference champion. Utah raced to a 28–0 lead and held on for a convincing 35–7 win. Alex Smith completed 29 of 37 passes for 328 yards and 4 touchdowns, earning the Fiesta Bowl MVP. Paris Warren was Smith's go-to man during the game, as he caught a Fiesta Bowl record 15 passes for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns.

See also

2005 Fiesta Bowl
2005 Fiesta Bowl

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