CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
The Ohio State Buckeyes defeat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 44-28 in the Battlefrog Fiesta Bowl.
Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott has a career day by scoring four touchdowns, running for 149 yards on 27 carries.
Quarterback J.T. Barrett threw for 211 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Barrett also added 96 yards on the ground on 23 attempts.
It was Cardale Jones, Ezekiel Elliot and Joey Bosa’s last game with the Buckeyes as they’re headed to the NFL Draft. Bosa is projected as the top overall pick and Elliott is projected to go in the first round.
On the following Buckeyes Possession, Nuernberger would connect on another field goal with 2:42 left in the game. Buckeyes lead 44-28.
Nuernberger hits the 38-yard field goal to extend the Buckeyes lead to 41-28.
Notre Dame strikes back with an 81 yard touchdown by Will Fuller, Buckeyes lead is now cut to 38-28.
Nuernberger connects on the 37-yard field goal to put the Buckeyes up 38-21 early on in the fourth quarter.
End of 3: The Buckeyes lead 35-21.
Ezekiel Elliott is having a career day, he scores his fourth touchdown in the game on a 47 yard run in the third quarter, Buckeyes now up 35-21
The Irish capitalize on the Buckeyes interception with a Kizer touchdown pass to Chris Brown for 4-yards. Buckeyes remain in front 28-21.
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