No. 10 Iowa State is set to finish arguably its best season in program history in the Fiesta Bowl against a No. 25 Oregon team that stumbled its way into a New Year’s Six bowl.
The Cyclones (8-3) have only finished a season ranked one other time (No. 25 in 2000) but will still be left with a sour taste after squandering an outsider’s chance at making the College Football Playoff by losing to Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship despite beating the Sooners earlier in the season. Iowa State has the nation’s leading rusher, Breece Hall, who totaled 1,436 yards and 19 touchdowns on the year and have a more-than-competent quarterback in Brock Purdy who passed for 2,594 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Oregon (4-2) only played in the Pac-12 championship after the North division winner Washington was forced out due to COVID-19 concerns. The Ducks lost two straight after winning their first three games of the season before upsetting USC in the title game. Oregon hopes to have its rushing leader CJ Verdell back after missing the season finale with a knee injury.
The Ducks are 2-0 all-time in the Fiesta Bowl, defeating Colorado in 2002 and Kansas State in 2013. Iowa State has never played in a New Year’s Six bowl.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Oregon vs. Iowa State on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channels and more.
What channel is Oregon vs. Iowa State on today?
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live stream: Watch ESPN app, fuboTV
Oregon vs. Iowa State will air live on ESPN starting at 12 p.m. ET. Dave Pasch and Mike Golic will call the game from the booth with Quint Kessenich serving as the sideline reporter.
Oregon vs. Iowa State start time
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 2
- Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET
The game begins at 4 p.m. ET and will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Oregon football schedule 2020
|Nov. 7||Oregon 35, Stanford 14|
|Nov. 14||Oregon 43, Washington State 29|
|Nov. 21||Oregon 38, UCLA 35|
|Nov. 27||Oregon State 41, Oregon 38|
|Dec. 15||California 21, Oregon 17|
|Dec 12||vs. Washington (canceled)|
|Dec 18||Oregon 31, USC 24|
Iowa State football schedule 2020
|2||Sept. 12||Louisiana 31, Iowa State 14|
|4||Sept. 26||Iowa State 37, TCU 34|
|5||Oct. 3||Iowa State 37, Oklahoma 30|
|6||Oct. 10||Iowa State 31, Texas Tech 15|
|8||Oct. 24||Oklahoma State 24, Iowa State 21|
|0||Oct. 31||Iowa State 52, Kansas 22|
|10||Nov. 7||Iowa State 38, Baylor 31|
|12||Nov. 21||Iowa State 45, Kansas State 0|
|13||Nov. 27||Iowa State 23, Texas 20|
|14||Dec. 5||Iowa State 42, West Virginia 6|
|16||Dec. 19||Oklahoma 27, Iowa State 21|