Texas Defeats Ohio State in Fiesta Bowl Thriller

By: ralphbarrera

Jan 06 2009


Category: Photojournalism


Focal Length:400mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

 Texas’ QB Colt McCoy celebrates with his team after staging a heroic comeback touchdown pass to Quan Cosby to defeat Ohio State 24-21 in the closing seconds of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. McCoy was selected the Offensive Most Valuable Player. For another view click my Sportshooter page


Colt McCoy, winner of the Offensive MVP award and Roy Miller, winner of the Defensive MVP award celebrate on the trophy stand after their improbable victory. 


The Ohio State cheerleaders celebrate a would-be two-point conversion catch by QB/receiver Terelle Pryor over Texas’ Chykie Brown, but both players were called for pass interference on the play. Ohio State failed on the next attempt late in the fourth quarter. McCoy then led a last second drive to secure victory and defeat Ohio State in the closing seconds 24-21.


Texas players Ben Alexander and Lamarr Houston run on the field to celebrate with teammate Brian Orakpo, on ground at right, after he sacked the QB to end the game and defeat Ohio State in dramatic fashion.

photos by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

To see complete game coverage in words and pictures see www.statesman.com For a direct link to game day photographs simply click here.


2 comments on “Texas Defeats Ohio State in Fiesta Bowl Thriller”

  1. I wish I would have known about your blog earlier! Great shots from the game…Look forward to seeing more of your work! If you don’t mind, I’ve added you onto my ‘blog roll’ on my site. -PM

    • Thanks for the kind words. I’ll take all the hits I can get. This is just something I started to get more work out there and for family and friends to catch up on what I’m doing. Best Patrick.

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