Honesty rewarded with a Fiesta!

NILES, Ohio (AP) - A woman who returned a lost money clip to a Fiesta Bowl executive has been rewarded with a ticket to the game in Tempe, Ariz., where a national college football champion will be determined.

Karen Infante Allen will be in section 146, row 1, seat 3 when Ohio State battles Miami on Friday night in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium.

Her ticket is a gift from the bowl game's chairman, Steve Horrell, for returning the money clip, which he lost in Columbus on the weekend of Nov. 23 before Ohio State beat Michigan 14-9.

Infante Allen's husband, Billy Allen, knew it could be Horrell's because he had met Horrell in the lobby of the hotel where they were staying.

Infante Allen's daughter Jennifer, an Ohio State senior, won a ticket for the game in a student lottery. Infante Allen was planning to buy one on the street in Tempe until Horrell contacted her.

The ticket has a face value of $200.

"I would never sell it," Infante Allen said. "Not in a million years would I sell it."

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