After a season of explosive offensive production, odds-makers have installed the Oregon Ducks as nine-point favorites in their Fiesta Bowl meeting with the Kansas State Wildcats.
Among the most productive offenses in the country, the Ducks will be faced with an offense in Kansas State that has been dangerous all season, as well. Led by quarterback Collin Klein, the Wildcats have been nearly as dangerous all season on the offensive attack. The Ducks will counter with quarterback Marcus Mariota, who has led the Oregon offense ably in his freshman season.
His running back duo of Kenjon Barner and De'Anthony Thomas have helped the Ducks not miss a beat in offensive production despite the quarterback overturn. The Ducks compiled the fourth-best offense in the nation in terms of total yardage gained per game.
Many expect the Fiesta Bowl to a explosion of offense, as many odds makers have placed the over-under at 75 points.