A home loss to Stanford cost Oregon the opportunity to play in the national championship game.
The consolation prize was a trip to the Fiesta Bowl, to play the Big 12 champion.
Yes, it’s all familiar to the Ducks on that 2001 Oregon football team, who themselves had a one-loss season that left them relegated to a game in Arizona instead of the national title game, so very similar to the fate of the current Oregon team.
• Kenjon Barner talks with ESPN about playing in the Fiesta Bowl.
• Kiko Alonso and Kenjon Barner accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 26 in this report.
• Dion Jordan made it onto the Pro Football Weekly All-America team.
• Kalon @ATQ isn't concerned with one of the statistical methods when it comes to the Fiesta Bowl. He see an Oregon victory.
I think K-State will score and will keep pace for a time, but only a time. I think Oregon will likely come out a smidgen slow as well and be down a bit in the game. But I think Oregon will come back, overtake KSU, and win and cover.