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Fiesta Bowl 2013: Live Score, Analysis and Results for Oregon vs. Kansas State

CORVALLIS, OR - NOVEMBER 24: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks passes the ball in the fourth quarter of the game against the Oregon State Beavers on November 24, 2012 at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon. Oregon won the game 48-24. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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Alex SimsCorrespondent IIIJanuary 3, 2013

FINAL: Oregon 35, Kansas State 17

After being crowned the 2013 Fiesta Bowl champions, the Oregon Ducks are left thinking of what could have been. UO, which was just a whisker away from a national title berth, put together an impressive and convincing 35-17 victory over the Big 12 Champion Kansas State Wildcats.

The Ducks looked like a national title contender in the win, going for 218 yards on the ground and playing a clean, turnover-free game.

De'Anthony Thomas, Kenjon Barner and Marcus Mariota all shined as bright as their green, winged helmets, each accounting for a touchdown in the victory.

On the other side, the Duck defense intercepted Collin Klein twice and held the Wildcats to just 283 yards of total offense.

Thanks to those who followed along tonight, and feel free to drop your thoughts on Oregon's BCS blowout in the comment section below.

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