The Fiesta Bowl will be in the rotation when a playoff system replaces the BCS.
The 2013 game might provide a glimpse of what a playoff in the desert might look like.
Oregon and Kansas State, teams still in the national-title picture just two weeks ago, will meet at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Jan. 3, giving the Fiesta Bowl a second straight marquee matchup of teams in the top 5 of the BCS standings.
The Ducks (11-1), with Heisman Trophy contender Kenjon Barner and all those fleet-footed players against the gritty Wildcats (11-1) and their own Heisman-worthy quarterback, Collin Klein.
Yeah, this should be good, maybe even better than last year.
The 2012 Fiesta Bowl was certainly a memorable one: Oklahoma State vs. Stanford, Nos. 3 and 4 in the BCS, dynamic teams with two of the nation's best quarterbacks in Brandon Weeden and the Cardinal's Andrew Luck.
The game matched the hype, with the Cowboys outlasting Stanford 41-38 in overtime, giving the Fiesta Bowl a ...