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Sun Devil Stadium
Date: Jan. 3, 2003
Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. ET
Constructed: 1958
Capacity: 73,471
Surface: Natural
Tickets: 800-635-5748

Interesting Fact:
Sun Devil Stadium hosted the first ever college football National Championship game of the Bowl Championship Series on Jan. 4, 1999 on ABC.

 

Ohio State's defense put the clamps on Miami.
The (Buck)Eyes Have It
It's only fitting the defense sealed Ohio State's first national title since 1968. After all, Ohio State rode that terrific defense all the way to the Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes defense forced five Miami turnovers and led Ohio State to a thrilling 31-24 double overtime win, snapping Miami's 34-game winning streak.
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