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Aug. 17, 2004

Cincinnati, OH. – Ohio State Buckeye football fans have another reason to be cheering. Thanks to DVD Marketing and a licensing agreement with ABC Sports, the 2004 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will be available in its entirety, on DVD in most major retail outlets, at the Official OSU Team Shop at the Schottenstein Center and online at www.fiestabowldvd.com.

The commemorative edition DVD includes the television broadcast presented by ABC Sports in its entirety, commercial free, in full-screen 1.33:1 digital video with chapter points on the DVD’s main menu that allow viewers to jump directly to the action, quarter by quarter. Approximate running time is 150 minutes with an SRP of $24.95. The DVD is being distributed by Triumph Marketing LLC.

On January 2nd, 2004 the Ohio State Buckeyes returned to the scene of their greatest triumph in 34 years to try and capture a second consecutive Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Championship. On the other side of the ball were the Kansas State Wildcats, who had just pulled off a massive upset of the Oklahoma Sooners to win the Big 12 Championship. A warm evening in the desert was the setting for another classic battle for the Buckeyes. Led by a senior class that compiled a 25-2 record over two seasons, including a National Championship, they were determined to finish with impact. The Buckeyes jumped to an early 21-0 lead and held on despite a thrilling 14 point comeback in the fourth quarter by Kansas State. Buckeye senior quarterback Craig Krenzel tied a career high with four touchdown passes and was named the bowl game’s Offensive MVP for the second year in a row, leading the Buckeyes to a 35-28 victory to become the 2004 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Champions.

Game highlights include, the first ever meeting in over 100 years of college football between The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Kansas State Wildcats. Attendance at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl was again a sellout with over 73,000 fans in a sea of scarlet and purple. Ohio State limited Kansas State and the nations’ leading rusher to only 84 net yards. Kansas State appeared in its first ever BCS Bowl Game and was part of a thrilling game that ended as the highest scoring BCS Bowl Game of 2004. The meaning and importance of this game was clearly expressed by Senior Quarterback Craig Krenzel; “This group of seniors, we’ve been fielding questions all week about how we are emotionally going to get up for the game when it doesn’t really mean anything as far as the National Championship. We found that to be a slap in the face. We didn’t want to be a senior class that contributed to a National Championship and lost our last two games.” Also available on DVD for the first time to retail are the last five BCS National Championship Bowl Games from 1999 to 2003, including the 2003 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl featuring The Ohio State Buckeyes as National Champions for the first time in 34 years. Long to be remembered as one of the greatest college football games ever played, a double overtime win over defending National Champion Miami Hurricanes, 31-24. Details at: www.championshipdvd.com.