ESPN re-airing Ohio State's 2003 national championship victory over Miami
One of the greatest, and perhaps most controversial, championship games of the 2000s will be re-airing on ESPN on Thursday night. The game is schedule to air at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The 2003 Fiesta Bowl, which served as the National Championship Game following the 2002 season, featured No. 2 Ohio State against No. 1 Miami. Both teams entered the contest undefeated, with the Buckeyes at 13-0 and the Hurricanes sitting at 12-0.
Ohio State owned a 17-14 lead late in the 4th quarter, but a 40-yard field goal attempt from Todd Sievers tied the game at 17-17 as time expired, forcing overtime.
Miami went on to score first in overtime on a seven-yard pass from Ken Dorsey to Kellen Winslow Jr. to take a 24-17 lead. The Hurricanes appeared to come up with a 4th down stop against Ohio State on what could’ve been the final play of the game, but a pass interference penalty was thrown late against Glenn Sharpe as he attempted to defend Chris Gamble.
Ohio State quarterback Craig Krenzel scored on a one-yard run to force double-overtime.
Buckeye back Maurice Clarrett scored on a five-yard touchdown run, giving OSU a 31-24 advantage. The Buckeyes then came up with a game-winning stop and claiming the national title.