2014 Fiesta Bowl (December)
|2014 Vizio Fiesta Bowl|
|CFP Bowl Game|
44th Vizio Fiesta Bowl
|Date||December 31, 2014|
|Stadium||University of Phoenix Stadium|
|MVP||Offensive: Boise State WR Thomas Sperbeck|
Defensive: Boise State LB Tanner Vallejo
|Favorite||Arizona by 3½|
|National anthem||Jesse McGuire|
|Referee||John O'Neill (Big Ten)|
|Halftime show||The Pride of Arizona (University of Arizona) and the Keith Stein Blue Thunder Marching Band (Boise State)|
|Payout||US$24 million (2014)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman and Todd McShay (ESPN)|
|Nielsen ratings||4.6 (7.4 Million viewers)|
The 2014 Fiesta Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 31, 2014, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The 44th Fiesta Bowl was one of the New Year's Bowls of the College Football Playoff. It was one of the 2014–15 bowl games that conclude the 2014 FBS football season. The game was sponsored by the Vizio consumer electronics company and is officially known as the Vizio Fiesta Bowl.
The two participants for the game were determined by the College Football Playoff selection committee, and consisted of at-large selections and/or the highest ranked team from the "Group of Five" conferences.
This was the first overall meeting between these two teams.
|Time of possession||29:01||30:59|
Fiesta Bowl history
Prior to the 2014–15 NCAA football season, the Fiesta Bowl became one of the six bowls that comprise the College Football Playoff (CFP). This game between Boise State and Arizona ended the Fiesta Bowl's 16-year tie-in with the Big 12; since 1999, the Big 12 champion had hosted the Fiesta Bowl when it is not playing in the national championship game.
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