■ Who: No. 7 Kansas State (11-1) vs. No. 5 Oregon (11-1).
■ Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
■ When: 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
■ At a glance: Once national championship front-runners, No. 7 Kansas State and No. 4 Oregon get a nice consolation prize by playing in one of the bowl season’s most anticipated games . . . Oregon plays at a pace like few teams in college football and often score quickly with 44 of their 80 TD drives this season coming in two minutes or less, including 22 in 60 seconds or less . . . Kansas State is a bit more methodical and will need to use ball possession to keep the ball away from Oregon’s offense . . . Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein was a Heisman Trophy finalist. He threw for 2,490 yards, rushed for 890, and accounted for 37 TDs . . . Oregon running back Kenjon Barner (1,624 rushing yards, 21 TDs) is a threat to score every time he touches the ball, and he and DeAnthony Thomas give the Ducks one of the most explosive running back tandems in college football.