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17,000 Stanford Fans Flock to Phoenix for Fiesta Bowl

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (CBS/AP) – Oklahoma State and Stanford will not get a chance to play for a national championship. Instead, they will play in what could be the most exciting bowl of the season: The Fiesta Bowl.

With two of the nation’s best teams, explosive offenses and prolific quarterbacks, the third-ranked Cowboys and fourth-ranked Cardinal figure to put on quite a show at University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday night.

The teams’ quarterbacks will take center stage in their final games.

Stanford’s Andrew Luck is a two-time runner-up for the Heisman Trophy and the projected No. 1 overall NFL draft pick.

Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden is no slouch, either, a former minor league baseball player who can make all the throws.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

It’s the type of game college football fans say they wait all season for.

And, some Cardinal fans even suggested a Stanford win would elevate the entire conference’s status.

According to Stanford, more than 17,000 of its fans bought ticket for this year’s bowl game.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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