Tag: Kansas State

The road to the Fiesta Bowl runs through Texas…but not Austin

The Big 12 seemed to fly under the radar somewhat last season. The league had a bunch of solid teams, but other than Kansas State, nobody seemed to stand out. The Wildcats were a late-season loss away from playing for the national championship, but only one other team in the conference had double digit wins. Traditional league powers Texas and Oklahoma had down years, at least by their standards (a combined 19-7 is nothing to be ashamed of, but these programs expect national title contention). Oklahoma State and Baylor had successful seasons considering the star power they lost from...

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Forget the Tostitos, Grab Some Popcorn: 2013 Fiesta Bowl Preview

On the morning of November 17, Kansas State and Oregon appeared headed for a titanic matchup to end the season. That indeed came to pass, just not in the manner both teams would have preferred. Both the Ducks and the Wildcats were undefeated and sitting at 1-2 in the BCS standings. However, both teams suffered shocking upsets that evening that knocked them out of the running for the national championship. Instead, they’ll have to settle for what should be a compelling Fiesta Bowl and one of the most-anticipated games of the bowl slate. #4 Oregon Ducks (11-1) vs. #5...

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