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2012 Bowl Games: Oregon to play Kansas State in Fiesta Bowl

Two of the best offenses in the country will clash in what could be an explosive affair.


The Oregon Ducks have finished fourth in the final BCS standings and will face the Kansas St. Wildcats in the Fiesta Bowl as an at-large team.

The Ducks finished the regular season with an 11-1 record. Their only loss came to the Stanford Cardinal, who eventually went on to win the Pac-12 championship game over the UCLA Bruins and are headed to the Rose Bowl to face the Wisconsin Badgers.

The Ducks will bring their explosive offense to Arizona to see if the Wildcats can do what only Stanford could - stop them from scoring in bunches. The Ducks were second in points per game (50.8) and third in rushing yards per game (323.3) in the country this season. Their 17-14 overtime loss to the Cardinal was the only time they were held under 40 points all season.

The Wildcats' offense is not too shabby in its own right. Led by Heisman candidate Collin Klein, Kansas State averages 40.7 points per game, good for 10th in the nation. This matchup has the makings of All-American shootout between two teams who feel like they missed out on an opportunity to play for a national championship.