The Fiesta in the Desert

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl – January 3, 7:30 PM

Now that we have had one of our top three meals of the year, had enough pie to last a month, spent time around family member that we see once a year (thank God) we all actually know what Christmas signifies. It signifies that the best of the best bowls are about to start.

The Holiday Bowl between Baylor and UCLA is tonight from San Diego. Not only do they have the best flyover of all of the bowls, the game always promises high scoring and exciting games. This year will be no different. Don’t miss that.

But back to our bowl preview; there will not a be a bowl contested this year with two teams that are more opposite than the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Tempe between No. 4 Oregon and No. 5 Kansas State. Kansas State is a power football team that is not in the Top 20 ranked teams in the country when you line up their talent against other in that group. They play together, play hard and they don’t make mistakes. They play and coach with a chip on their shoulder. Oregon is the team that would be in that talent conversation. They may not have the front seven talent on defense that some of the other teams may have but when it comes to offensive skill position, they have one of the fastest teams in the country. When you couple that with one of the most innovative minds in all of football in their head coach and play caller Chip Kelly it becomes one of the best offenses that I have seen in years.

You never want to walk out of the room and go to the bathroom when Oregon is on offense. Kansas State will try to lull Oregon to sleep by slowing down the game and keeping the Oregon defense on the field for long stretches of time.

You do not want to miss this game. Even with the way Kansas State plays I still say that talent and the team that is Oregon in 2012 will win the day.

Oregon 45, Kansas State 24