Larry Scott says he believes this year marks a new beginning for Pac-12 football, pointing to the conference's BCS bowl success as the main example.
De'Anthony Thomas's 94-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff gets Oregon off to a fast start, and the Ducks' momentum carries them to a 35-17 win over No. 7 Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl. Highlights:
Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Alliotti talks about what tonight means to him and all of his "Duckies".
Famous Oregon alumni including Ahmad Rashad, Ty Burrell, and Neil Everett describe what it means to be playing in the Fiesta Bowl:
De'Anthony Thomas makes a young Oregon fan's day on the sideline at the Fiesta Bowl.
The star of ABC's Modern Family, Ty Burrell, reminisces about Oregon's run to four straight BCS bowl games and discusses his rivalry with co-star and Kansas State alum Eric Stonestreet:
Olympic silver medalist and Arizona senior Brigetta Barrett sings the national anthem prior to Thursday's Tostitos Fiesta Bowl:
Phil Knight of Nike fame chats with Pac-12 Digital's Bryan Fischer about the current state of Oregon football and gives his Fiesta Bowl prediction:
Tonight's Fiesta Bowl features two exciting one-loss teams, Oregon and Kansas State, who are meeting for the first time ever. When it comes to each program's uniforms, the two squads are donning unis representative of their respective personalities. Oregon ups the fashion ante, as usual, with the flashy combination below. Kansas State, though it's difficult to see (feel free to use the zoom feature on your phone, Fischer), is sticking with the usual look for this season: a clean combo of silver helmets, purple jerseys with white lettering and silver pants.
There have already been some memorable bowl games this season. There was Texas’ stunning fourth-quarter rally to beat Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl. There was Clemson’s last-second field goal to get by LSU in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. The Holiday Bowl matchup between two of the nation’s best offenses ended up with a combined 75 points, with Baylor beating UCLA 49-26.
But Thursday night’s Fiesta Bowl on ESPN between No. 4 Oregon and No. 5 Kansas State has a chance to trump all others.