2011 Bowl Schedule: Fiesta Bowl Will Leave Fans Snoring Through BCS Title Game

Kyle Vassalo@VassaloBRFeatured ColumnistDecember 15, 2011

LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 12:  Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys celebrates a touchdown against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Stanford and Oklahoma State lighting up the field in a game littered with first-round NFL talent will leave the nation snoring through the boring defensive struggle that the BCS title game will inevitably be.

Alabama and LSU are headed into a rematch and as good as both teams are, even football purists have to admit that the low-scoring affair isn't the most exciting matchup on the 2011 Bowl schedule.

The Fiesta Bowl features two top-5 scoring offenses that have proven they can put up 50 on any given night.

Andrew Luck and the Cardinal square off against Justin Blackmon and the Cowboys in what will be both stars' last collegiate game.

Both of these teams spent significant time in the national championship hunt, and though they fell short, dropping a game has created what will be the most thrilling matchup of the Bowl season.

The Fiesta Bowl goes down on January 2nd. After tuning in and watching what's sure to be an offensive masterpiece, will people be as inclined to tune into the BCS title game the following week?

Clearly the BCS title game is going to garner a ton of attention, but a game in which double-digit touchdowns are guaranteed to be scored is simply more appealing to the masses than a game in which neither team may find the end zone.

Both of these matchups are worth watching, and both matchups are sure to come down to the wire, but the highlight reel dream is the must-see game of the bowl season.

Here's how you can catch the action for both games.

Fiesta Bowl: January 2nd, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

BCS Title Game: January 9th, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN