LENNY IGNELZI, Associated Press
January 3, 2003
The fifth BCS title game didn't get controversial until the end. That's when a phantom pass interference penalty -- at least from the Miami perspective -- gave Ohio State new life in the first overtime. The Buckeyes turned the flag into a tying touchdown, then defeated Miami in the second overtime. Ken Dorsey's fourth-and-goal pass was knocked down on the final play, and Jim Tressel, with a team headed by freshman running back Maurice Clarett, captured his first national title with the Buckeyes.
Here, Miami tight end Kellen Winslow (81) grabs a touchdown pass over Ohio State defender Will Allen (26) in overtime.