Fiesta Bowl live updates: No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State scores, highlights

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Marcus Freeman makes his head coaching debut today as No. 5 Notre Dame takes on No. 9 Oklahoma State in the 51st PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Kickoff is 1 p.m. EST.

The former Irish defensive coordinator was promoted to head coach Dec. 3, four days after Brian Kelly abruptly left Notre Dame for LSU 12 years into his Notre Dame tenure.

The Irish (11-1) are attempting to win their first major bowl game since 1994, having lost nine in a row. They are 1-4 in the Fiesta Bowl all time.

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ND Insider writers @tnoieNDI and @mwanbaugh are at the game the game and will have complete postgame coverage, along with South Bend Tribune photographer @MLCaterina.

You can follow along with all the in-game developments right here. Be sure to hit REFRESH for the latest updates.

4:45 — Notre Dame keeps fighting: Oklahoma State 37, Notre Dame 35


► Oklahoma State 37, Notre Dame 35

Score:Jack Coan pass, to K. Austin Jr. for 25 yds for a TD, 

Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 0:22

4:50 —Oklahoma State 37, Notre Dame 28

► Oklahoma State 37, Notre Dame 28

Score: Tanner Brown 25 Yd Field Goal

Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 0:22

4:01 —Oklahoma State takes the lead with a field goal: Oklahoma State 31, Notre Dame 28


► Oklahoma State 31, Notre Dame 28

Score: Tanner Brown 38 Yd Field Goal

Drive: 7 plays, 36 yards, 2:17

3:47 — Tay Martin TD catch ties game: Notre Dame 28, Oklahoma State 28

► Notre Dame 28, Oklahoma State 28

Score: Tay Martin 8 Yd pass from Spencer Sanders

Drive: 10 plays for 89 yards, 2:22

3:20 — Cowboys climbing back: Notre Dame 28, Oklahoma State 21

► Notre Dame 28, Oklahoma State 21

Score: Tay Martin 5 Yd pass from Spencer Sanders

Drive: 12 plays for 87 yards, 4:08

2:47 — Halftime: Notre Dame 28, Oklahoma State 14


► Notre Dame 28, Oklahoma State 14

Score: Tay Martin 9 Yd pass from Spencer Sanders 

Drive:4 plays for 75 yards, 0:39

2:40— Notre Dame 28, Oklahoma State 7

► Notre Dame 28, Oklahoma State 7

Score: Michael Mayer 7 Yd pass from Jack Coan

Drive: 11 plays for 84 yards, 4:25

2:07— Notre Dame 21, Oklahoma State 7

► Notre Dame 21, Oklahoma State 7

Score: Michael Mayer 16 Yd pass from Jack Coan 

Drive: 10 plays for 78 yards, 3:43

1:50 — Notre Dame 14, Oklahoma State 7

► Notre Dame 14, Oklahoma State 7

Score: Jaden Bray 9 Yd pass from Spencer Sanders

Drive: 8 plays for 82 yards, 2:29 following ND kick

1:34 — Notre Dame 14, Oklahoma State 0

► Notre Dame 14, Oklahoma State 0 

Score: Chris Tyree 53-yard touchdown reception from Coan at 7:05

Drive: Four plays, 66 yards, 2:08 elapsed time following an OSU punt. 

Key plays: On third and 7, Oklahoma State blitzes, but nobody drops back to cover Tyree out of the backfield and he races untouched up the middle of the field for the TD.

1:13 — Notre Dame 7, Oklahoma State 0

► Notre Dame 7, Oklahoma State 0 

Score: Lorenzo Styles 29-yard pass from Jack Coan at 13:21

Drive: Five plays, 75 yards, elapsed time 1:39 following opening kickoff. 

Key plays: Coan hits RB Chris Tyree for a 25-yard gain on the first play from scrimmage followed by a 15-yarder to WR Kevin Austin.

1:11 — We're underway

1:10 — Notre Dame to receive opening kickoff

12:45 p.m. — Kickoff looming

Marcus Freeman about to give his first pre-game speech

Noon — Absence report

Notre Dame appears to have steered clear of COVID issues.

11:30 a.m. — 90 minutes before kick off at State Farm Stadium

Notre Dame and Oklahoma State are in the house 

Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman walks onto the field before the 2022 Playstation Fiesta Bowl Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.


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Sep 4, 2021; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA;  Oklahoma State Cowboys linebacker Devin Harper (16) during the fourth quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. Oklahoma State Cowboys beat Missouri State Bears 23-16. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

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