Scoring Summary: Ohio State 44, Notre Dame 28

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FIESTA BOWL

OHIO STATE 44, NOTRE DAME 28

Jan. 1, 2016

At University of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Ariz.

Notre Dame 0 14 7 7 — 28

Ohio State 14 14 7 9— 44

FIRST QUARTER

• Ohio State 7, Notre Dame 0

Score: Ezekiel Elliott 2 run (Sean Nuernberger kick) at 9:53.

Drive: 80 yards, 9 plays, 4 first downs, 3:01 elapsed following a Notre Dame punt.

Key plays: Braxton Miller 28 run; J.T. Barrett 11 run.

• Ohio State 14, Notre Dame 0

Score: Michael Thomas 15 pass from Barrett (Nuernberger kick) at 7:41.

Drive: 43 yards, 3 plays, 2 first downs, 0:45 elapsed following a Notre Dame punt.

Key play: Marcus Baugh 27 pass from Barrett.

SECOND QUARTER

• Ohio State 14, Notre Dame 7

Score: Josh Adams 3 run (Justin Yoon kick) at 7:34.

Drive: 70 yards, 13 plays, 5 first downs, 5:38 elapsed following an Ohio State punt.

Key plays: DeShone Kizer 1 run on fourth and 1; Torii Hunter Jr. 11 pass from Kizer on third and 5.

• Ohio State 21, Notre Dame 7

Score: Elliott 1 run (Nuernberger kick) at 4:55.

Drive: 62 yards, 11 plays, 4 first downs, 2:30 elapsed following a Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Miller 7 pass from Barrett on third and 3; Elliott 16 run.

• Ohio State 28, Notre Dame 7

Score: Elliott 1 run (Nuernberger kick) at 1:48.

Drive: 63 yards, 6 plays, 3 first downs, 2:01 elapsed following a Notre Dame punt.

Key plays: Elliott 30 pass from Barrett; Jalin Marshall 15 run on a reverse.

• Ohio State 28, Notre Dame 14

Score: Kizer 1 run (Yoon kick) at 0:29.

Drive: 75 yards, 9 plays, 5 first downs, 1:19 elapsed following an Ohio State kickoff.

Key plays: Corey Robinson 14 pass on third and 6; Robinson 15 pass; Kizer 14 run.

THIRD QUARTER

• Ohio State 28, Notre Dame 21

Score: Chris Brown 4 pass from Kizer (Yoon kick) at 8:58.

Drive: 58 yards, 7 plays, 3 first downs, 2:54 elapsed following an interception by Joe Schmidt.

Key plays: Schmidt 21 interception return; Brown 19 pass from Kizer: Amir Carlisle 20 run.

• Ohio State 35, Notre Dame 21

Score: Elliott 47 run (Nuernberger kick) at 6:37.

Drive: 75 yards, 6 plays, 3 first downs, 2:21 elapsed following a Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Thomas 10 pass from Barrett; Marshall 7 pass from Barrett on third and 5.

FOURTH QUARTER

• Ohio State 38, Notre Dame 21

Score: Nuernberger 37 field goal at 12:10.

Drive: 44 yards, 9 plays, three first downs, 4:14 elapsed following a Notre Dame punt.

Key plays: Barrett 7 run on third and 2; Thomas 19 pass from Barrett.

• Ohio State 38, Notre Dame 28

Score: Will Fuller 81 pass from Kizer (Yoon kick) at 11:27.

Drive: 83 yards, 2 plays, 1 first down.

• Ohio State 41, Notre Dame 28

Score: Nuernberger 38 field goal at 6:09.

Drive: 42 yards, 13 plays, 3 first downs, 5:10 elapsed following a Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Nick Vannett 14 pass from Barrett on third and 6; ND defensive holding penalty on fourth and 10.

• Ohio State 44, Notre Dame 28

Score: Nuernberger 35 field goal at 2:42.

Drive: 5 yards, 4 plays, 0 first downs, 1:36 elapsed following a Notre Dame punt.

Key play: Marshall 19 punt return to the ND 23.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: Indoors.

Officials: Referee: Hubert Owens; Center Judge: Steve Marlowe; Umpire: Russ Pulley; Head Linesman: Gary Jayroe; Line Judge: Michael Shirey; Field Judge: Greg Thomas; Side Judge: Rob Skelton; Back Judge: Tony Josselyn; Replay: Jon Bible. (SEC).

Attendance: 71,123.

OHIO STATE INDIVIDUAL STATS

• RUSHING: Ezekiel Elliott 27 rushes, 149 yards, 4 TDs, long 47; J.T. Barrett 23-96, long 11; Braxton Miller 2-26, long 27; Jalin Marshall 1-15; Team 1-(-1).

• PASSING: J.T. Barrett 19 completions, 31 attempts, 1 interceptions, 211 yards, 1 TD.

• RECEIVING: Michael Thomas 7 receptions, 72 yards, 1 TD, long 15; Jalin Marshall 5-29, long 10; Curtis Samuel 2-27, long 14; Braxton Miller 2-12, long 9; Ezekiel Elliott 1-30; Marcus Baugh 1-27; Nick Vannett 1-14.

• PUNTING: Cameron Johnston 3 punts, 124 yards, 41.3 average, long 46.

• FIELD GOALS: Sean Nuernberger 3-3 (made 37, made 38, made 35).

• KICKOFF RETURNS: Curtis Samuel 2 returns, 52 yards, long 38; Jalin Marshall 1-36.

• PUNT RETURNS: Jalin Marshall 4 returns, 73 yards, long 29.

• INTERCEPTIONS: Tyvis Powell 1 interception, 4 yards.

• FUMBLE RETURNS: None.

• TACKLES: Gareon Conley 7; Joshua Perry 7; Darron Lee 7; Raekwon McMillan 5, Eli Apple 5; Tyvis Powell 5, Sam Hubbard 4; Joey Bosa 4; Denzel Ward 2; Vonn Bell 2; Michael Hill 2; Michael Thomas 1; Damon Webb 1; Jalyn Holmes 1; Dante Booker 1; Billy Price 1; Tyquan Lewis 1; Terry McLaurin 1; Tracy Sprinkle 1.

• TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Darron Lee 2-17; Sam Hubbard 1-7; Tyquan Lewis 1-1.

• SACKS: Darron Lee 2-17; Sam Hubbard 1-7; Tyquan Lewis 1-1.

NOTRE DAME INDIVIDUAL STATS

• RUSHING: Josh Adams 14 attempts, 78 yards, 1 TD, long 19; DeShone Kizer 15-21, 1 TD, long 14; Amir Carlisle 1-20; Dexter Williams 2-2, long 1.

• PASSING: DeShone Kizer 22 completions, 37 attempts, 1 interception, 284 yards, 2 TDs; Torii Hunter Jr. 0-1-0 0 yards.

• RECEIVING: Will Fuller 6 receptions, 113 yards, 1 TD, long 81; Torii Hunter Jr. 4-52, long 19; Chris Brown 4-35, 1 TD, long 19; Corey Robinson 3-41, long 15; Alizé Jones 2-24, long 17; Amir Carlisle 2-14, long 11; Durham Smythe 1-5.

• PUNTING: Tyler Newsome 6 punts, 289 yards, 48.2 average, long 59.

• FIELD GOALS: None.

• KICKOFF RETURNS: C.J. Sanders 5 returns, 60 yards, 12.0 average, long 17.

• PUNT RETURNS: None.

• INTERCEPTIONS: Joe Schmidt 1 return, 21 yards.

• FUMBLE RETURNS: None.

• TACKLES: Elijah Shumate 13; Joe Schmidt 13; Jarrett Grace 9; Matthias Farley 8; Cole Luke 6; Romeo Okwara 5; Isaac Rochell 5; Sheldon Day 4; Andrew Trumbetti 4; Nick Watkins 3; James Onwualu 2; Te'von Coney 1; Will Fuller 1; Jaylon Smith 1; Torii Hunter Jr. 1; Nicky Barratti 1; John Turner 1; Doug Randolph 1; Jonathan Bonner 1; Daniel Cage 1; Tyler Newsome 1.

• TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Andrew Trumbetti 2-8; Jarrett Grace 1-7; James Onwualu 1-5; Daniel Cage 1-2; Joe Schmidt 1-1; Sheldon Day 1-1.

• SACKS: Andrew Trumbetti 1-6; James Onwualu 1-5.

TEAM STATS

                       ND OSU

FIRST DOWNS 24 27

Rushing           7 14

Passing            15 12

Penalty              2 1

RUSHING YARDAGE 121 285

Yards Gained     143 310

Yards Lost           22 25

Attempts            32 54

Average per rush 3.8 5.3

PASSING YARDAGE 284 211

Comp-Att-Int       22-38-1 19-31-1

Average per catch 12.9 11.1

TOTAL OFFENSE  405 496

Total Plays          70 85

Average per play 5.8 5.8

RETURN YARDS   81 165

Int. Returns: #yards 1-21 1-4

Kickoff Returns    5-60 3-88

Punt Returns        0-0 4-73

FUMBLES-LOST      1-1 1-0

PENALTIES-YARDS 3-20 4-45

PUNTS-YARDS       6-289 3-124

Average per punt    48.2 41.3

TIME OF POSS       27:15 32:45

3RD-DOWN CNV 5-of-13 10-of-18

4TH-DOWN CNV 1-of-1 1-of-1

SACKS-BY YARDS 2-11 4-25

NOTRE DAME STARTERS

OFFENSE

Wide Receiver: Chris Brown

Wide Receiver: Amir Carlisle

Left Tackle: Ronnie Stanley

Left Guard: Quenton Nelson

Center: Nick Martin

Right Guard: Steve Elmer

Right Tackle: Mike McGlinchey

Tight End: Durham Smythe

Quarterback: DeShone Kizer

Running Back: Josh Adams

Wide Receiver: Will Fuller

DEFENSE

Defensive End: Andrew Trumbetti

Nose Guard: Isaac Rochell

Defensive Tackle: Sheldon Day

Defensive End: Romeo Okwara

Strongside Linebacker: James Onwualu

Middle Linebacker: Joe Schmidt

Weakside Linebacker: Jaylon Smith

Cornerback: Nick Watkins

Free Safety: Matthias Farley

Strong Safety: Elijah Shumate

Cornerback: Cole Luke

SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker: Justin Yoon

Holder: DeShone Kizer

Long Snapper: Scott Daly

Punter: Tyler Newsome

Kickoffs: Tyler Newsome

Punt Returns: C.J. Sanders

Kickoff Returns: C.J. Sanders, Josh Adams

Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott (15) scores a touchdown during the 2016 Fiesta Bowl on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN