CELEBRATION: Oklahoma State's Tracy Moore (87), Cooper Bassett (80) and James Castleman (91) celebrate following a college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the Baylor University Bears (BU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
The Cowboys started 10-0 this season and climbed as high as No. 2 in the BCS standings before a double-overtime loss at Iowa State on Nov. 18 ultimately ended the Cowboys' national title hopes.
But the Fiesta Bowl matchup between the Cowboys and No. 4 Cardinal is also one of the most intriguing of the entire bowl season.
Two of the nation’s premier quarterbacks will share the same field in OSU’s Brandon Weeden and Stanford’s Andrew Luck. It will peg OSU’s high-powered spread offense against Stanford’s physical defense. And the game’s winner could finish No. 2 in the final Associated Press standings.
The Fiesta Bowl will kick off at 7:30 p.m. from University of Phoenix Stadium and will be televised on FOX.