- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

Ohio State (11-1, Big Ten) vs Notre Dame (10-2, Independent), Jan. 1, 1 p.m.

LOCATION: Glendale, Arizona.

TOP PLAYERS

Notre Dame: QB DeShone Kizer, 2,600 yards passing, 28 total TDs.

Ohio State: RB Ezekiel Elliott, 1,672 yards, 19 TDs rushing.

NOTABLE

Notre Dame: The Irish tied for first in the nation in plays from scrimmage of 70 yards or more with six. … Notre Dame was the only team in the country to play five teams in the College Football Playoff rankings, finishing 3-2.

Ohio State: The Buckeyes were 12th nationally with 241.9 yards rushing per game. … QBs Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett accounted for 3,020 total yards and 31 touchdowns.

LAST TIME

Ohio State 34, Notre Dame 20. (2006 Fiesta Bowl).

BOWL HISTORY

Notre Dame: The Irish are in a bowl for the sixth straight season and 35th time overall.

Ohio State: The Buckeyes are in a bowl game for the 15th time in 16 seasons and 45th overall.

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