No. 5 Notre Dame To Face No. 9 Oklahoma State In Fiesta Bowl

Notre Dame's Tyler Buchner, left, runs for a touchdown against Stanford during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)
Notre Dame's Tyler Buchner, left, runs for a touchdown against Stanford during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)
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No. 5 Notre Dame (11-1, independent, No. 5 CFP) vs No. 9 Oklahoma State (11-2, Big 12, No. 9 CFP), Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET

LOCATION: Glendale, Arizona

TOP PLAYERS

Notre Dame: QB Jack Coan. The senior has thrown for 2,641 yards and 20 TDs with six interceptions. He's completed nearly 68% of his passes.

Oklahoma State: LB Malcolm Rodriguez. A Butkus Award semifinalist, he led the Cowboys with 112 tackles, including 14 for loss.

NOTABLE

Notre Dame: The Irish have not won a major bowl game since the 1993 Cotton Bowl under Lou Holtz. They lost 31-14 to Alabama in last year's Rose Bowl in the College Football Playoff. Notre Dame won its final seven games this season.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys have qualified for bowl games in 16 straight seasons, the nation's sixth-longest active streak. They have won four of their past five bowl games.

LAST TIME

First meeting

BOWL HISTORY

Notre Dame: Fifth straight bowl appearance, 40th overall.

Oklahoma State: Fifth trip to a New Year's Six bowl since 2010, 32nd overall.

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