Notre Dame matched up with Ohio State in Fiesta Bowl

Published Dec. 6, 2015 3:46 p.m. EST

Ohio State and Notre Dame both entered their final games of the season with national championship hopes still alive. 

Things didn't work out for either of them with the Fighting Irish losing to Stanford on a last-second field goal and Ohio State not getting the help it needed to win a berth in the Big Ten championship game. 

So instead of going to one of the national semifinal games, the Buckeyes and Fighting Irish will face each other in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1. 

The two programs have met five times in the past, the most recent a 34-20 victory for the Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl following the 2005 season. 


The Fighting Irish won the first two meetings, 18-13 in Columbus in 1935 and 7-2 a year later in South Bend. 

Ohio State swept a two-game series 60 years later, winning 45-26 in Columbus in 1995 and 29-16 in South Bend the following season.

The schools are scheduled to meet in Columbus in 2022 and in South Bend the following year.