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.