As a preview to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3, ESPN Classic will devote 46 hours to the Ohio State Buckeyes and Miami Hurricanes, 23 for each team, beginning on Wed., Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. ET. Ohio State will air during the first half while Miami will air during the second half.
Here's our complete schedule with highlights:
All times eastern
Classic Fiesta Bowl
46 hours of Ohio State and Miami
Wed.-Fri., Jan. 1-3
Wednesday, Jan. 1
|Woody Hayes coached Ohio State to three national championships.|
8 p.m. - SportsCentury: Woody Hayes
Woody Hayes was a raging perfectionist, a prisoner of his own famously volatile temper, a military history buff who coached football like Patton soldiered GIs. He produced champions and controversy in equal lots. He turned Ohio State into a perennial powerhouse, winning three national championships and 13 Big Ten titles in his 28 seasons there.
Despite an impressive 205-68-10 record at Ohio State, Hayes' temper ultimately got the best of him, and he never had the chance to retire mellow. In the 1978 Gator Bowl, after a late Clemson interception sealed Ohio State's loss, Hayes erupted. He punched the Clemson defender who picked off the pass. Hayes was fired the next day and never coached another game.
8:30 p.m. - 1997 Rose Bowl: Arizona State vs. Ohio State
Ohio State sophomore quarterback Joe Germaine tossed a five-yard touchdown pass to freshman David Boston to cap a 12-play, 65-yard drive with just 19 seconds left to give fourth-ranked Ohio State a 20-17 win over No. 2 Arizona State. The Buckeyes' touchdown came just 81 seconds after Arizona State QB Jake Plummer had scrambled 11 yards into the end zone to give the Sun Devils a 17-14 lead and an apparent victory.
10:30 p.m. - Reel Classics: Woody Hayes, Football Coach
BBC documentary on Woody Hayes featuring Dick Nixon as himself.
Thursday, Jan. 2
Midnight - Ohio State at UCLA (1979)
Ohio State trailed 13-10 with 2:21 to play before Art Schlichter directed an 80-yard drive -- completing six passes for 62 yards -- for a 17-13 victory.
2 a.m. - Ohio State at Stanford (1981)
No. 8 Ohio State nipped Stanford, 24-19. Art Schlichter passed for two second-half TDs to carry Ohio State over Stanford. John Elway passed four yards to Don Lonsinger and 23 yards to Mark Tolliver in the fourth quarter to draw within five.
4 a.m. - Michigan at Ohio State (1974)
No. 4 Ohio State defeats previously unbeaten and third-ranked Michigan, 12-10, behind the running of Archie Griffin, who is on his way to the first of two consecutive Heisman Trophies, to win the Big Ten championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl.
7 a.m. - Ohio State at Michigan (1979)
Undefeated Ohio State beat Michigan, 18-15, for the Big Ten championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl. The decisive touchdown came on an 18-yard run with a blocked punt by OSU's Todd Bell with 11:21 to play.
9 a.m. - 1993 Holiday Bowl: Ohio State vs. BYU
Raymont Harris set Holiday Bowl records with 235 yards and 39 carries and scored on three short runs to lift No. 11 Ohio State to a 28-21 victory over Brigham Young.
11 a.m. - Ohio State at Michigan (1987)
Matt Frantz, a goat one year earlier, kicked a 26-yard field goal with 5:18 remaining, lifting Ohio State to a 23-20 Big Ten Conference victory over error-prone Michigan.
1 p.m. - LSU at Ohio State (1988)
Greg Frey passed 20 yards to Bobby Olive for the game-winning touchdown with 38 seconds remaining as Ohio State upset No.7 Louisiana State, 36-33.
3 p.m. - Ohio State at Penn State (1995)
The fifth-ranked Buckeyes rallied to beat the No. 12 Lions, 28-25, on Eddie George's 6-yard touchdown run with 1:42 left.
5 p.m. - 1969 Rose Bowl Highlights
Ohio State 27, USC 16. Down 10-0, No. 1 OSU beats No. 2 USC despite Heisman winner OJ Simpson's 80-yard TD run. OSU wins National Championship.
6 p.m. - Michigan at Ohio State (2002)
|Ray Lewis led the Big East Conference in tackles in 1994 and 1995.|
Maurice Hall scored on a 4-yard run with 4:55 left and the second-ranked Buckeyes survived two late drives by No. 12 Michigan for a 14-9 win.
8 p.m. - SportsCentury: Ray Lewis
An intense player, All-American Ray Lewis, was known for trash talking and sometimes showboating after tackles at the University of Miami, where he starred for three seasons. After becoming the first true freshman to start for the Hurricanes in five years in 1993, he led the Big East Conference in tackles each of the next two seasons. He finished with 388 career tackles, fifth on Miami's all-time list, and had 160 as a junior when he was a runnerup for the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker.
Lewis led Baltimore to Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, where he was the MVP in a 34-7 victory over the New York Giants.
8:30 p.m. - 1984 Orange Bowl: Miami vs. Nebraska
Fifth-ranked Miami foiled a last-minute two-point conversion play to upset No. 1 Nebraska, 31-30, in the Orange Bowl, denying the previously unbeaten Cornhuskers a national championship. The Hurricanes, cheered on by a hometown crowd of 72,549, scored on each of its three first-period possessions and then overcame one Nebraska rally that tied the score early in the third quarter and another in the final 8 1/2 minutes.
11 p.m. - Miami at Florida State (1991)
No. 2 Miami defeats No. 1 Florida State, 17-16, in Wide Right I. Gerry Thomas' last-minute field goal try for FSU narrowly missed.
Friday, Jan. 3
1 a.m. - Florida State @ Miami (1992)
Miami wins 19-16 in Wide Right II. Once again it came down to a final kick and once again Florida State's hopes for a national championship went wide right. Dan Mowrey missed a 39-yard field goal attempt on the final play as the No. 3 Seminoles lost to No. 2 Miami by three.
3 a.m. - 1992 Orange Bowl: Miami vs Nebraska
No. 1 Miami flaunted its prolific team speed and impenetrable defense in overpowering No. 11 Nebraska 22-0 in the 58th Orange Bowl. The Hurricanes survived penalties, dropped passes and other mistakes to virtually assure their fourth national championship in eight years.
5 a.m. - SportsCentury: Ray Lewis
7 a.m. - 2001 Sugar Bowl: Miami vs Florida
Playing for a possible share of the national title, the No. 2 Hurricanes defeated No. 7 Florida, 37-20, with Ken Dorsey passing for 270 yards and fullback Najeh Davenport scoring two touchdowns.
8:30 a.m. - Miami at Florida State (1987)
No. 3 Miami 26, No. 4 Florida State 25. Florida State place-kicker Derek Schmidt missed an extra point and had two short field goal attempts sail wide of the mark in a tricky wind. A third field goal opportunity also failed to produce points when Marty Riggs snapped the ball prematurely and it traveled 51 yards in the other direction before holder Danny McManus could recover.
10:30 a.m. - UCLA at Miami (1998)
Edgerrin James scored from one yard out with 50 seconds left giving Miami a wild 49-45 upset over the third-ranked Bruins and ending UCLA's bid for a national championship.
12:30 p.m. - Florida State at Miami (2000)
Ken Dorsey threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Shockey with 46 seconds left and watched a 49-yard field goal attempt by freshman Matt Munyon sail wide on the final play of the game as eighth-ranked Miami produced a thrilling 27-24 decision over second-ranked Florida State.
2:30 p.m. - Pittsburgh at Miami (2002)
Willis McGahee ran 19 times for 159 yards and scored two touchdowns as top-ranked Miami overcame another slow start and a frantic finish to beat 17th-ranked Pittsburgh, 28-21.
|Miami QB Ken Dorsey is 38-1 as a starter, including 34 straight wins.|
4 p.m. - Florida State at Miami (2002)
No. 1 Miami rallied from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter and Florida State's Xavier Beitia missed wide left on a 43-yard field goal attempt as time expired, allowing the Hurricanes to escape with a 28-27 win over the 12th-ranked Seminoles.
6 p.m. - 2002 Rose Bowl: Miami vs Nebraska
The Hurricanes embarrass Nebraska, 37-14, capping a perfect season and national championship. With Ken Dorsey throwing three touchdown passes -- two to wide receiver Andre Johnson -- Miami rolled to a 34-0 lead in the opening 30 minutes, and the Huskers were history. Dorsey completed 22 of 35 passes for a career-high 362 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Johnson caught seven passes for 199 yards.
7:30 p.m. - College SportsCentury: Ken Dorsey