Following their Pac-12 Championship game loss to Washington, their second loss to the Huskies in 2023, the Ducks will head to the desert to play Liberty in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day.
Oregon football comes into the game having a strong season at 11-2 led by Quarterback Bo Nix who has been the most consistent player the Ducks have had at signal caller in recent memory averaging better than 70 percent of his passes during the regular season.
The Ducks draw Liberty who is the highest ranked Group of 5 program. The Liberty Flames bring an undefeated record into the matchup with the Ducks in the desert. Both teams are facing each other for the first time.
In a brief look at the statistics for the Flames, Liberty has won the ground game all season averaging better than 300 yards per game on the ground, which is impressive at any level. They are scoring on average 40 points per game this season and their defense is giving up about half that at 22 points per contest.
For the Oregon football team, it is their 14th appearance in a New Year’s Six bowl game. The Ducks are 2-1 all-time in the Fiesta Bowl with wins over Colorado, prior to them joining the Pac-12. They also have a win over Kansas State and a loss to Iowa State.
As it stands there are five Pac-12 teams with bowl games including Washington in the College Football Playoff vs Texas, Oregon vs Liberty (Fiesta Bowl), Arizona vs Oklahoma (Alamo Bowl), Utah vs Northwestern (Las Vegas Bowl), and UCLA vs Boise State (LA Bowl).
Oregon and Liberty will meet in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Kickoff is set for 10am Pacific Time on ESPN.