The thing about matching such explosive offenses against one another like the Fiesta Bowl has accomplished this season is that everyone expects fireworks. Odds makers have set the over-under for the meeting between the Oregon Ducks and Kansas State Wildcats at around 75 points as Thursday's Fiesta Bowl approaches.
But when it comes a favorite in the matchup, the bettors are expecting one of these explosive teams to truly explode, and that's the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks have been installed as nine-point favorites in this year's Fiesta Bowl.
Led by quarterback Marcus Mariota and running back duo De'Anthony Thomas and Kenjon Barner, books are banking on the fourth-ranked offense in terms of total yards to outperform Collin Klein and the Kansas State attack.
The two teams allowed a similar number of points per game to their opponents this season, though Kansas State's lone loss, in which they surrendered 52 points to the Baylor Bears, certainly did not help their defensive statistics.