Bowl failures: Jan. 2, 2006

The 9-2 Irish took on Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. The No. 4 Buckeyes, led by QB Troy Smith and WR Ted Ginn, were never threatened, winning 34-20 and extending the Irish's bowl losing streak to an NCAA record-tying eight. They broke that record the following season with a 41-14 loss to JaMarcus Russell and LSU in the Sugar Bowl. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)