Oregon and Kansas State are finished with the 2013 Fiesta Bowl. Oregon defeated Kansas State 35-17.
Oregon led the game off by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and the Ducks executed a two-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead with only 12 seconds off the clock.
That was the defining moment of the game, and Kansas State played from behind until the final whistle. Oregon showed up to play, and the most impressive part was the defense. Oregon's defense is either really good, or the Kansas State Wildcats really stink at putting together a set of plans to win a game.
Considering Kansas State entered this game 11-1 as champion of the Big 12, that's good enough to prove that Oregon's defense is legitimate by anyone's standards. Sure, the Ducks might have problems with an SEC defense, but the Ducks were supposed to have trouble with a Big 12 defense.
Here's a question for you: What if the Ducks really did have trouble with Kansas State, and they're really better than they were on Jan. 3?
Win the Day!
Click through the show to see Oregon's complete postgame grades for the excellent performance they used to trounce the Kansas State Wildcats.