on April 5, 2006
This much anticipated battle between legendary college programs is captured in its full program for dvd. This makes a great addition to any Buckeye fans collection. Musberger and Danielson call the action of this clash of top 10 teams in the Tostitos Fiesta bowl, Ohio State's 3rd appearnace(and win)in 4 seasons. Watch Jim Tressel and CHarlie Weis match wits in an exciting game from start to finish. Troy Smith and Ted Ginn Jr light up the Irish defense on several long connections. Costly turnovers and 2 blocked field goals kept Notre Dame in the game as Brady Quinn tried to solve AJ Hawk and a fast Buckeye defense. Darius Walker of Notre Dame made the Irish's 3 touchdown tallies. The difference in the game was Ginn, Santonio Holmes, Troy Smith's arm and legs, a game ending tochdown romp by Antonio Pittman and a tough OSU defence. As a subplot to the matchup Brady Quinn's sister dates AJ Hawk in real life and is shown about 3,000 times during the game. By the way Hawk sacks Quinn 2 times- including a 4th and goal stop early in the game for the future top 5 NFL draft pick.