2004: No. 7 Ohio State 35, No. 8 Kansas State 28 Craig Krenzel carried the MVP trophy off the Fiesta Bowl field for the second year in a row

Craig Krenzel improved to an amazing 24-3 as a starter at Ohio State as the Buckeyes claimed a 35-28 victory over Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Krenzel overcame two first quarter interceptions to complete 11-of- 24 passes for 189 yards and four touchdowns, finding both Michael Jenkins and Santonio Holmes for two scoring strikes each.

The Buckeyes' first score came when Harlen Jacobs blocked Jared Brite's punt and John Hollins returned it 7 yards for a touchdown.

Krenzel's 36-yard pass to Bam Childress set up his scrambling, 6-yard touchdown pass to Holmes that made it 14-0.

After Chris Gamble's interception at the Kansas State 17, Krenzel threw over the middle to Jenkins for a TD and it was 21-0 with 37 seconds left in the first quarter.

Kansas State's offense, which rolled up 519 yards against Oklahoma, finally showed some life with a 70-yard, 11-play touchdown drive, capped by Sproles' 6-yard run with 3:01 to play in the half.

Roberson threw 17 yards to Thomas Hill, then ran 14 yards for a score to slice the lead to 21-14 with 8:59 left in the third quarter.

But the Buckeyes took the kickoff and went 74 yards in nine plays to go up 28-14.

Fiesta Snaps


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