2022 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
51st Fiesta Bowl
1234 Total
Oklahoma State 77176 37
Notre Dame 141407 35
DateJanuary 1, 2022
Season2021
StadiumState Farm Stadium
LocationGlendale, Arizona
MVPSpencer Sanders (QB, Oklahoma State) & Malcolm Rodriguez (LB, Oklahoma State)
FavoriteNotre Dame by 2.5[1]
RefereeJerry McGinn (Big 10)[2]
Attendance49,550
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
ESPN Radio
AnnouncersESPN: Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Dan Orlovsky (analyst) and Kris Budden (sideline)
ESPN Radio: Jason Benetti (play-by-play), Andre Ware (analyst) and Paul Carcaterra (sideline)
Nielsen ratings8.0 million viewers
International TV coverage
NetworkESPN Brasil
AnnouncersRenan do Couto (play-by-play) and Weinny Eirado (Analyst)
Fiesta Bowl
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The 2022 Fiesta Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2022, with kickoff at 1:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. PST)[3] and televised on ESPN.[4] It was the 51st edition of the Fiesta Bowl, and was one of the 2021–22 bowl games concluding the 2021 FBS football season. Sponsored by video game brand PlayStation, the game was officially known as the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.

Teams

As one of the New Year's Six bowl games, the participants of the game were determined by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee.

This was the first time that Notre Dame and Oklahoma State have ever played each other.[5] After the win, Oklahoma State now leads the series 1-0.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame finished their regular season with an 11–1 overall record, losing only to Cincinnati in early October. The Fighting Irish defeated one ranked team, Wisconsin, and entered the Fiesta Bowl ranked fifth in all major polls. After beating Stanford in the last game of the regular season, Brian Kelly left to take the job at LSU and Defensive Coordinator Marcus Freeman was promoted to head coach shortly less than a week later

Main article: 2021 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Main article: 2021 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

Led by head coach Mike Gundy in his 17th season, Oklahoma State entered the season with a narrow defeat of FCS-ranked Missouri State.[6] They followed up with another narrow comeback win against Tulsa after scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter alone,[7] and then took to the road for their first away game against Boise State, which resulted in a one-point win for the Cowboys.[8] They faced their first conference opponent the following week, No. 25 Kansas State,[9] and the Cowboys pulled the upset to move to 4–0 and jump into the rankings at No. 19.[10] Oklahoma State then faced No. 21 Baylor, whom they defeated by ten points, which led into a bye week.[11] The Cowboys then traveled to No. 25 Texas, overcoming an early deficit to win by eight and vault themselves into the top ten, at No. 8.[12] Another road game saw Oklahoma State drop their first game of the year, as they lost to Iowa State by three points.[13] The Cowboys rebounded with a dominant win over Kansas,[14] and held West Virginia to a field goal the following week in a three-touchdown win.[15] They continued on their win streak with another dominant win, this time over TCU,[16] and followed with a shutout win in their final away game of the season against Texas Tech; this victory clinched them a spot in the championship game.[17] The Cowboys ended their regular season with an 8–1 record in Big 12 games, finishing with a four-point home win against No. 10 Oklahoma,[18] their first win in the rivalry series since an overtime victory in 2014.[19][20] In the Big 12 Championship Game, Oklahoma State lost a rematch against Baylor, 21–16.[21] Oklahoma State entered the Fiesta Bowl with an overall 11–2 record.

Game summary

2022 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
1 2 34Total
No. 9 Oklahoma State 7 7 17637
No. 5 Notre Dame 14 14 0735

at State Farm StadiumGlendale, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
  • 13:21 UND – Lorenzo Styles 29-yard pass from Jack Coan, Jonathan Doerer kick good. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:39. Notre Dame 7–0
  • 7:05 UND – Chris Tyree 53-yard pass from Jack Coan, Jonathan Doerer kick good. Drive: 4 plays, 66 yards, 2:08. Notre Dame 14–0
  • 1:46 OSU – Jaden Bray 9-yard pass from Spencer Sanders, Tanner Brown kick good. Drive: 8 plays, 82 yards, 2:29. Notre Dame 14–7
Second quarter
  • 11:04 UND – Michael Mayer 16-yard pass from Jack Coan, Jonathan Doerer kick good. Drive: 10 plays, 78 yards, 3:43. Notre Dame 21–7
  • 1:16 UND – Michael Mayer 7-yard pass from Jack Coan, Jonathan Doerer kick good. Drive: 11 plays, 84 yards, 4:25. Notre Dame 28–7
  • 0:37 OSU – Tay Martin 9-yard pass from Spencer Sanders, Tanner Brown kick good. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 0:39. Notre Dame 28–14
Third quarter
  • 10:52 OSU – Tay Martin 5-yard pass from Spencer Sanders, Tanner Brown kick good. Drive: 12 plays, 87 yards, 4:08. Notre Dame 28–21
  • 2:47 OSU – Tay Martin 8-yard pass from Spencer Sanders, Tanner Brown kick good. Drive: 10 plays, 89 yards, 2:22. Tied 28–28
  • 0:06 OSU – Tanner Brown 38-yard field goal. Drive: 7 plays, 36 yards, 2:17. Oklahoma State 31–28
Fourth quarter
  • 9:07 OSU – Tanner Brown 41-yard field goal. Drive: 7 plays, 37 yards, 2:40. Oklahoma State 34–28
  • 2:16 OSU – Tanner Brown 25-yard field goal. Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 0:22. Oklahoma State 37–28
  • 1:05 UND – Kevin Austin Jr. 25-yard pass from Jack Coan, Jonathan Doerer kick good. Drive: 8 plays, 76 yards, 1:11. Oklahoma State 37–35

Statistics

Statistics OSU UND
First downs 34 27
Plays–yards 95–605 89–551
Rushes–yards 34–51 38–68
Passing yards 371 509
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 34–51–0 38–68–1
Time of possession 28:40 30:54
Team Category Player Statistics
Oklahoma State Passing Spencer Sanders 34/51, 371 yards, 4 TD
Rushing Spencer Sanders 17 carries, 125 yards
Receiving Tay Martin 10 receptions, 104 yards, 3 touchdowns
Notre Dame Passing Jack Coan 38/68, 509 yards, 5 TD
Rushing Logan Diggs 9 carries, 29 yards
Receiving Lorenzo Styles Jr. 8 receptions, 136 yards, 1 touchdown

References

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