WHO: No. 4 Oregon vs. No. 5 Kansas State
WHAT: 42nd Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
WHEN: Thursday, January 3, 2013 | 6:30 p.m. MST
WHERE: University of Phoenix Stadium / Glendale, AZ
The 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, scheduled for University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, is the only BCS bowl pitting two of the nation’s top 10 offenses.
Combining to average 91.5 points (50.8 Oregon, 40.7 Kansas State) and 960.5 yards (550.1 Ducks, 410.4 Wildcats) per game, this could be the year the two-team Tostitos Fiesta Bowl single-game records for points (86 in 1996) and total yardage (1129 in 1972) is threatened.
Both schools arrive in the desert on the heels of national title-contending seasons. The Ducks ranked in the top four slots of the BCS every week, climbing as high as no. 2 in early November, the same week the Big 12 Conference champion Wildcats reached no. 1. In the final BCS rankings, the Ducks and Wildcats finished fourth and fifth, respectively.