January 1, 2005. The "little guy" could not be ignored. The University of Utah Utes found themselves among the nations elite in a BCS matchup with the Big East Champion University of Pittsburgh in warm Tempe, AZ. Utahs dazzling offense kept Pitt guessing all night and the Utes dominated the Panthers en route to a 35-7 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl win.
The Mountain West Champions became the first team outside the six-conference BCS alliance to force its way into a BCS game. The Utes brought to the desert a high powered offense and dominating defense to go along with the tens of thousands of Utah fans in the sellout crowd that enjoyed their first unbeaten season since 1930. The Utes scored on their first five of seven possessions baffling Pittsburgh with spread formations, shuffle passes and option plays. Quarterback Alex Smith set a Tostitos Fiesta Bowl record with a 78% completion rate and threw for four touchdown passes. Not to be outdone, the Ute defense sacked Pitts quarterback a staggering nine times, also a Fiesta Bowl record. Utah had arrived, remained undefeated and claimed the 2005 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Championship.
This DVD contains the complete 2005 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, with coverage from ABC Sports, without commercial interruption, presented in fullscreen (1.33:1) digital video. Chapter points on the DVD allow you to jump directly to the action, quarter by quarter. With this DVD, you are in control of every frame of video and every spectacular highlight of this championship game where the undefeated University of Utah Utes bust the BCS party and become 2005 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Champions.