1995 Fiesta Bowl

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1995 IBM OS/2 Fiesta Bowl
IBM Fiesta Bowl logo.png
1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 10 21 3 7 41
Notre Dame 3 7 7 7 24
Date January 2, 1995
Season 1994
Stadium Sun Devil Stadium
Location Tempe, Arizona
MVP QB Kordell Stewart & DE Shannon Clavelle
Attendance 73,968
United States TV coverage
Network NBC
Announcers: Charlie Jones, Randy Cross
Nielsen ratings 6.0
Fiesta Bowl
 < 1994  1996

The 1995 IBM OS/2 Fiesta Bowl, played on January 2, 1995, was the 24th edition of the Fiesta Bowl. The game featured the Colorado Buffaloes and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

1st half[edit]

Colorado kicker, Neil Voskeritchian, started the scoring with a 33-yard field goal in the first quarter, to give the Buffalos the early 3–0 lead. Later in the 1st quarter, quarterback, Kordell Stewart, tossed a 1-yard pass to Christian Fauria for a touchdown, and a 10-0 Colorado lead. Scott Cengia got Notre Dame on the board with a 29-yard field goal to cut the lead to 10–3.

In the second quarter Colorado sealed its win, by scoring three consecutive touchdowns. Kordell Stewart started by rushing 9 yards for a touchdown, then Rashaan Salaam scored two 1-yard touchdown runs to increase the lead to 31-3. Ron Powlus threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Mayes to cut the lead to 31–10 before halftime.

2nd half[edit]

Powlus threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Mays to cut the lead to 31–17, early in the third quarter. Then Voskeritchian kicked a 48-yard field goal to extend Colorado's lead to 34–17. Rashaan Salaam put the exclamation mark on the game with a 5-yard touchdown run, increasing Colorado's lead to 41–17. Notre Dame scored one last time on a 7-yard pass from Powlus to Leon Wallace to provide the final margin.

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