The Fiesta Bowl will feature two highly regarded NFL quarterback prospects as Andrew Luck and the Stanford Cardinal will face Brandon Weeden as the Oklahoma St Cowboys on Monday night January 2nd.
This NCAA college football bowl game between the Cardinal and Cowboys will begin from Glendale Arizona at 8:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN televises to a national audience.
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The point spread at Oddsmaker has the Big 12 conference club the Oklahoma St Cowboys favored by -4 points with a total of 73 ½ points.
Bettors playing the favorite Oklahoma St Cowboys on the money line can lay -175 odds.
Those that will bet the PAC 12 conference underdog Stanford Cardinal will get back +155 odds.
The 11-1 Stanford Cardinal was led by a solid year by quarterback Andrew Luck who completed 70% of his passes with 35 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
The only blemish on the Cardinal ledger came in a 53-30 home defeat to the Oregon Ducks.
Offensively the Stanford Cardinal averaged 43 points with 482 yards a game.
It’s not all Andrew Luck for Stanford as running back Stepfan Taylor ran for 1153 yards and 5.6 yards a carry.
A huge concern for Stanford backers in this game is how their defense played against their two toughest teams on their schedule.
They allowed 53 points to Oregon and 48 points to the USC Trojans.
The Oklahoma St Cowboys are just as dynamic offensively as those two clubs.
Brandon Weeden had a solid year with 72.6% completion percentage with 34 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Weeden has a solid wide out in Justin Blackmon who caught 113 passing yards with 15 touchdowns.
Blackmon’s and the Oklahoma St receiving corps speed will give the Stanford secondary fits in this game.
The only loss by the Cowboys came on a short week in back to back road games in a 37-31 overtime loss to the Iowa St Cyclones as a -26 ½ point betting favorite.
Oklahoma St has put together some good defensive efforts in two of their past three outings as they allowed just six points at Texas Tech and only 10 points in their win against instate rival Oklahoma.
They totally routed Oklahoma as the Cowboys held a 44-3 lead after three quarters.
Defensively the Oklahoma St Cowboys will need to contain the Stanford’s run game here.
They allowed 170 rushing yards per game and nearly 5 ½ yards a carry to their opponents this season.
Oklahoma St has trended to the under as they are 3-1-1 in their past five games.
Other notable wins for the Cowboys came in a win over Robert Griffin III and the Baylor Bears in a 59-24 home win as a -14 ½ point favorite.