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41st Annual Fiesta Bowl

Stanford vs. Oklahoma State

Monday, January 2, 2012
5:30 PM PT
University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Arizona
Oklahoma State
Stanford Cardinal
(11-1, 8-1 Pac-12 North)
Roster | Schedule/Results
News | Media Guide
Television: ESPN

KNBR 680 (AM) - Cardinal Sports Network broadcast, pre-game show, 4:30pm PT
KNBR 1050 (AM) - ESPN broadcast of TostitosFiesta Bowl
ESPN Radio
Online: ESPN 3
Gametracker | Weekly Release
Oklahoma State Cowboys
(11-1, 8-1 Big 12 South)
Roster | Schedule/Results
News | Media Guide

Stanford to Meet Oklahoma State in Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

STANFORD, Calif.-- The Stanford Cardinal, which finished the 2011 regular season with an 11-1 record and ranked fourth in the final Bowl Championship Series standings, has accepted an invitation to play in the 41st Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Monday, January 2 against the third-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys of the Big 12 Conference.

Game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. MT at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The game will be televised by ESPN.

The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will mark the first meeting between Stanford and Oklahoma State.

"We are very pleased to have been invited to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and we are proud to represent the Pac-12 Conference in the Bowl Championship Series," said Stanford's Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics Bob Bowlsby. "We are excited to compete against Oklahoma State University and we look forward to a great game."

Stanford (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12 Conference), ranked fourth in the AP and USA Today Coaches polls, is making its third straight bowl appearance and 23rd overall, having compiled a 10-11-1 record in previous postseason games. This marks the Cardinal's second consecutive BCS bowl appearance following last year's 40-12 victory over Virginia Tech in the Discover Orange Bowl.

Oklahoma State, ranked third behind LSU and Alabama in the final BCS standings, finished the regular season with an 11-1 overall record, including an 8-1 mark in the Big 12 Conference. The Cowboys are coming off a 44-10 victory over Oklahoma in the Big 12 Conference championship game.

The matchup features two of the highest scoring teams in the nation, as the Cowboys rank second among FBS teams in scoring average at 49.3 points a game, while the Cardinal's 43.6 scoring average ranks fifth nationally.

Stanford Athletics has sold out its official allotment of 17,500 tickets for the upcoming Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, to be played on January 2, 2012 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

All tickets were purchased within five days of going on sale.

For further information on the availability of tickets for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, please visit

Important Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Links

For quick links to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl web site, click here:

Tickets- Click here for details on ticket pricing, availability, seat location and more.
Events - Visit here for the latest info on fan events taking place as part of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl event.
Parking - To learn more, click here. Be sure to plan your travel in advance and account for increased traffic and travel in the area. A parking pass is required for every vehicle parking in the lots surrounding the stadium. We strongly encourage you to purchase a parking pass in advance to ease your traffic and parking experience.