Tuesday, January 3, 2012
This Day in Sports History - 1/3/2003
In the BCS Championship Game at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, Ohio State edges Miami of Florida, 31 - 24 in double overtime. The Buckeye victory ends Miami's 34-game winning streak and their hopes of a second straight National Title. The Hurricanes tie the score at 17 - 17 on a 40-yard field goal from Todd Sievers on the last play of regulation. TE Kellen Winslow II catches a seven yard TD pass from Ken Dorsey on 4th down in the first overtime for a 24 - 17 Miami lead. On the ensuing Ohio State possession, quarterback Craig Krenzel converts a 4th & 14 play, but faces another 4th down at the 5. The Hurricanes are called for a controversial pass interference penalty on the play, and three plays later Krenzel scores on a 1-yard run to tie the game at 24 - 24. In the second OT, running back Maurice Clarett crosses the goal like for Ohio State and Miami is stopped at the one yard line.