Fiesta Bowl 2014 News and Updates
12/16/14 - Boise State and the Arizona each hope for some New Year's Eve fireworks as they face off in the 44th annual Fiesta Bowl in sunny Glendale, AZ. The 20th-ranked Boise State team capped off their regular season with an impressive eight game winning streak, finishing 11-2. The No. 10 ranked Arizona Wildcats finished their regular season with a 10-3 record. Watch out for impact player running back Jay Ajayi, Boise State, who powered through for 2,225 all-purpose yards this year, ranking third in the nation. His 25 single season rushing touchdowns were the second most in Mountain West history. For Arizona, watch for linebacker Scooby Wright to disrupt the Boise State offense. Wright claims 14 sacks and 28 tackles for loss this season. Both teams have something to prove on the field, hoping to crown regular season play with a quality bowl win. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. MST, and tickets start at $24.
12/7/14 - Arizona will be close to home when it plays Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ on New Year's Eve. Although the Wildcats have a home-field advantage, don't count out the 21st-ranked Broncos from the Mountain West. After all, underdog Boise St. shocked Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. Plus, they're ranked 9th in points scored and 65th in points allowed, while Arizona is 28th and 73rd.
8/29/14 - College Football is finally underway! The big match ups of Week 1 include Florida State vs. Oklahoma State, LSU vs. Wisconsin and Georgia vs. Clemson—all going head-to-head this Saturday. Now that the Fiesta Bowl is no longer bound to hold the Big 12 Champion, could you be seeing one of these schools come December 31? At the beginning of the season, seats currently stand at $66in the 400 Level. Score your 2015 Fiesta Bowl tickets now and attend this "New Years Six" bowl game in 2015.
12/9/13 - The Baylor Bears and UCF Knights will both be making their BCS debuts in the Fiesta Bowl! The Bears will be looking to extend their school record of 11 wins to 12 on the season, though they are pitted against AAC winners who bested SMU, South Florida and Temple to get to the top of their division. The Baylor offense, including Bryce Petty and Lache Seastrunk will clash against the Knights, who are known for their punishing defense. Ring in the New Year in sunny Arizona for the second cheapest BCS bowl game of the bunch. Fiesta Bowl tickets start at just $81 and average at $239 to see some of the best players in the nation take the field!
10/17/13 - This year's Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will certainly present another game to remember, as most analysts are anticipating a matchup between Fresno State or Clemson vs. Baylor or Oklahoma State for the 2014 edition. 2014 Fiesta Bowl ticket prices range from $118 in the Upper Level End Zone to $698 12 rows from the field next to the 50-yard line. Of the five BCS bowl games, only the Orange Bowl has a cheaper get-in price than than the Fiesta Bowl at $80.
Fiesta Bowl History
The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl is always one of the most anticipated bowl games of the year, as it typically features two of the best teams across the country. Sponsored by Frito-Lay and started in 1971, the Fiesta Bowl hosted the Big 12 Champion as part of the BCS Championship series, before the implementation of the College Football Playoff in 2014. On Dec. 31, two at-large schools determined by the College Football Selection Committee, will descend upon Glendale in postseason frenzy. Hometown favorites, Arizona State, beat Florida State (45-38) in the very first Fiesta Bowl game in 1971. Since then, the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona has hosted some of the most unforgettable match ups in College Football history. The 13-person Selection Committee makes their choices based upon competitiveness and geography—which schools will duke it out in 2015?
Do you remember when De’Anthony Thomas’ epic 94-yard return set the tone for the 2013 game? The Oregon Ducks, led by redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota (Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Year) and head coach Chip Kelly (in his 4th and final year of coaching), dominated the Kansas State Wildcats 35-17. Last year, 16.5 point favorite Baylor, was defeated by Blake Bortles and UCF, 52-42. The Knights overcame the largest spread in BCS History, thought the title was broken a day later in the 2014 Sugar Bowl.
Now a member of the College Football Playoff, the Fiesta Bowl will host a semifinal game every three years, as part of the “New Year’s Six” rotation.The inaugural 2015 CFP has selected the Rose and Cotton Bowl to host the top four-ranked teams, while the Fiesta Bowl has scored a 2017 slot. The 2015 Fiesta Bowl will play out on New Years Eve, in a Dec. 31 triple-header, alongside the Peach and Orange Bowls. New Years Day will figure the Cotton, Rose and Sugar Bowls to determine the pair of teams to advance to the 2015 College Football Championship Game.