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Kansas State and Oregon both expected to play in the National Championship game, but had to settle for the Fiesta Bowl. This should be one of the most entertaining games of the bowl season as both teams can put up points in a hurry.
While Kansas State has a bunch of players playing in their last game for the school, Oregon features a bunch of players that will be returning to Eugene next season. This could add a little more desperation for Kansas State as they are looking at one game, while Oregon may be thinking about next year already. The Ducks should win this game, but there are too many distractions. The NCAA investigation and rumors of Chip Kelly's future will take a toll on the players and coaching staff.
Oregon has gotten off to a slow start many times this season, but their athleticism, speed and ability to put points on the board quickly has seen them through. Kansas State has a lot of the same qualities, scoring 40.7 points per game this season.
Oregon starts slow and Kansas State makes them pay. They are able to hold off the Ducks attack during the second half for the victory.
Prediction: Kansas State 42, Oregon 38