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 National Championship - Ohio State shocks Miami

TEMPE, Ariz. -- No one can take away Ohio State's first national championship since 1968, but there will always be that nagging sliver of doubt about whether the Buckeyes really earned it. Was it pass interference or wasn't it -- and if it was, why did it take field judge Terry Porter so long to throw the flag? Of course, while most college football observers debate that point, Ohio State will be celebrating all the way back to Columbus after stunning No. 1-ranked Miami in two overtimes with a 31-24 victory in the Fiesta Bowl last night at Sun Devil Stadium.
Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State stuns Miami in two OTs

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ohio State's fourth national title was its most memorable of all. The Buckeyes needed two overtimes to win their first championship in 34 years, beating Miami 31-24 in the Fiesta Bowl on Friday night. Ohio State (14-0) received all 71 first-place votes in the final Associated Press media poll after finishing as the nation's only major unbeaten team.
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Billy Hahn, head coach of one of the youngest teams in America, isn't giving his La Salle Explorers much of a shot against Rutgers tonight. "Last year we had (second-round NBA draft pick) Rasual Butler and a couple of seniors and they manhandled us," said Hahn of an 81-56 defeat to the Scarlet Knights. "They totally dominated that game. I don't see how it's going to be any better this year."
Hahn has La Salle headed in right direction with Rutgers up next - Courier News

Rutgers-La Salle scouting report - Courier News



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