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Who will win the Fiesta Bowl?
Don't be put off by the lack of prestige traveling to Glendale, Ariz., this January. While Baylor and UCF aren't exactly renowned programs, each will relish its rare trip to a major bowl. The Bears haven't been to a big postseason contest in decades. The Knights? Never. The only thing that might make the Fiesta Bowl an uninteresting blowout is Baylor's offense; the nation's best scoring unit has been hard for everyone (except Oklahoma State) to stop. Can George O'Leary's group figure out a way?
CFB: (4) Baylor at (10) OK St.
Don't complain about the BCS just yet, Baylor Bears fans. Your team still has work to do, starting this Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. There, the Oklahoma State Cowboys -- they of just one loss all season -- can scupper Baylor's ambitions while helping their own Big 12 title chances. Baylor has blasted almost everyone it has faced this season. But with its recent injury outbreak, this one could be tough doing.
Will playoff fix BCS problems?
Not surprisingly, Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer is not happy with the BCS system. That's because, as has happened many times before, his undefeated team can do nothing to improve its No. 3 standing, short of watching and hoping for a loss by top-ranked Alabama and/or No. 2 Florida State. This will all be cleared up next year, when a four-team playoff takes hold. Or will it? "It's not a 64-team playoff; you can only have four guys," Meyer said. "What's that fifth team going to feel like?"
Mariota's Heisman chances
Thursday's 26-20 loss to Stanford dealt a severe blow to Oregon's BCS title aspirations, but how will it impact Marcus Mariota's Heisman hopes? The Ducks' superstar quarterback delivered an underwhelming performance against the No. 5 Cardinal. Does Mariota still have a shot at the Heisman? Who gets your vote right now?