GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Cardiac Cowboys delivered one more second-half domination.
No. 9-ranked Oklahoma State rallied from a 21-point deficit to knock off No. 5-ranked Notre Dame 37-35 Saturday afternoon in the Fiesta Bowl to close out the season.
The comeback is the largest in Fiesta Bowl and Oklahoma State history.
OSU finished the year 12-2 overall.
Here is a look at the huge win by the numbers:
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371: Passing yards for Spencer Sanders, a season high. He completed 34 of 51 passes while throwing four touchdowns.
125: Rushing yards for Sanders, who had not crossed the 100-yard mark all season. He did it on 17 carries. But he also had a tough fumble carrying the ball with 304 remaining when OSU appeared to be driving for a game-clinching score.
3: Touchdown receptions by OSU receiver Tay Martin, tying a Fiesta Bowl record. OSU’s Justin Blackmon (2012), Kansas State’s Darnell McDonald (1998) and Florida State’s Rhett Dawson (1971) each had a trio of scores through the air.
137: Receiving yards for Brennan Presley, a career high. It’s the second 100-yard game of his career, with the first being in last season’s Cheez-It Bowl.
605: Total yards for the Cowboys, the most since totaling 682 against TCU.
30: Straight points by the Cowboys after falling behind 28-7 in the second quarter.
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193: Total yards for Notre Dame in the second half after totaling 348 in the opening half. The Cowboys
11: First downs in the second half for Notre Dame.
2: Turnovers for the Irish in the second half, a strip fumble by Kolby Harvell-Peel and an interception by Malcolm Rodriguez.
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409: Career tackles Rodriguez, making him the fourth player in OSU history to have 400 or more tackles. He finished the day with 11 tackles.
1,046: Yards receiving on the season for Martin, who is now just the 10th Cowboys receiver to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark in program history.
Notre Dame’s Jack Coan has a record-setting day
342: First-half passing yards for Irish quarterback Jack Coan, who completed 24 of 33 passes for 342 yards and four touchdowns in the first half while building a 28-7 lead.
509: Passing yards for Coan, a career high and Fiesta Bowl record. After his huge first half, he was limited to just 167 passing yards and the crucial interception. He did throw a touchdown with 1:05 remaining to force an onside kick.
72: Receiving yards for superstar tight end Michael Mayer, who also caught two touchdown passes among his seven receptions despite heavy coverage.
Jacob Unruh, Staff writer
This article originally appeared on Oklahoman: OSU vs. Notre Dame: Stats from Cowboys' win over Irish in Fiesta Bowl