A primer for Monday's big games.
GAME OF THE CENTURY OF THE DAY
Fiesta Bowl: OKLAHOMA STATE (-3½) vs. STANFORD • 8:30 pm ET, ESPN.What's at stake: As consolation games go, you could do a lot worse: The winner will likely finish No. 2 in the final polls, which would be Stanford's best finish since 1940 and Oklahoma State's best finish ever. Obviously, these are fat times for both schools. And considering Monday night is the last college game for at least four soon-to-be first-rounders in next April's NFL Draft — Justin Blackmon, Andrew Luck and Luck's All-American protectors on the offensive line, David DeCastro and Jonathan Martin — as well as prolific Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, they're both advised to enjoy it while they have the chance.
Stanford wants: For all the attention afforded to Luck's prowess as a passer, the offense's first priority is still establishing an old-school, between-the-tackles power game that Vince Lombardi would appreciate as much as Luck do...