COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S FINAL WEEKEND: Oregon Likely Headed to a Fiesta Bowl bid with Kansas St.
At the end of college football’s final Saturday, No. 6 Kansas State defeated the 18th ranked Texas Longhorns 42-24 to earn the primary share of the Big 12 conference title and a likely match-up with No. 5 Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl on January 3rd.
Both Kansas State and Oklahoma ended their conference seasons tied with an 8-1 record, however by virtue of their head to head matchup which the Wildcats won earlier in the season, Kansas State secured the Big 12 conference championship to earn the automatic BCS berth to the Fiesta Bowl.
At 11-1 and a likely No. 3 BCS ranking when the final poll is released on Sunday, Oregon is the most likely candidate to secure an at-large bid against the Wildcats in Phoenix.
The Ducks ended their season last Saturday with a crushing 48-24 win over No. 15 Oregon State.
With No. 2 Alabama’s narrow win over No. 3 Georgia Saturday afternoon, the Crimson Tide secured a date with Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship game on January 7th.
According to Brad Edwards of ESPN, it’s speculated the Bulldogs will drop below Oregon in the final BCS standings and most likely miss out on a BCS berth.
As for No. 4 Florida, Edwards speculates the Gators will likely end up in New Orleans in the Sugar Bowl matched up with Oklahoma.
The final BCS standings and official bowl match-ups will be released Sunday evening at 5:30 pm on ESPN.