2021 Fiesta Bowl Predictions, Picks, Teams, and Where to Watch: Oregon Ducks vs. Iowa State Cyclones
2021 Fiesta Bowl Predictions, Picks, and Best Bets
The 2021 Fiesta Bowl takes place on Saturday, January 2nd, as the Oregon Ducks take on the Iowa State Cyclones at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Neither of these teams have looked particularly great this season, and the potential absence of Oregon’s star running back C.J. Verdell could swing this one in favor of the Cyclones. Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Fiesta Bowl, where our expert has given his best bets on the side and total.
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2021 Fiesta Bowl FAQs
The below sections will answer any and all questions you might have about the 2021 Fiesta Bowl. From who is playing, to where it is, to when and why, we’ve got you covered.
When is the 2021 Fiesta Bowl?
This year’s game takes place on Saturday, January 2nd. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m ET, and it will be the 50th edition of the famous New Year’s Six bowl game, so we’ll see a cool milestone.
Where is the Fiesta Bowl played?
The Fiesta Bowl will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The stadium is home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals as well. It’s been held at State Farm Stadium since 2007, when Boise State shockingly upset Oklahoma in one of the most thrilling bowl games of all time.
Who Plays in the Fiesta Bowl in 2021?
The 2021 Fiesta Bowl will be PAC 12 vs. Big 12 as the Oregon Ducks take on the Iowa State Cyclones. The Ducks are ranked #25 in the College Football rankings, while the Cyclones are ranked #10.
The teams were chosen by the College Football Playoff selection committee, and oddsmakers currently have the Cyclones as a modest favorite.
Iowa State finished the regular season with an 8-3 record, and lost a tough one to Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game. Oregon on the other hand went 4-2 during the abbreviated PAC 12 slate, and ended up somehow winning the conference championship thanks to a bizarre sequence of events that saw them added as a replacement.
What Channel is the 2021 Fiesta Bowl on?
This year’s Fiesta Bowl will be broadcast live on ESPN. The game takes place on Saturday, January 2, and kicks off at 4 p.m ET.
Where can I Stream the 2021 Fiesta Bowl?
You can stream the game live on the ESPN app. Alternatively, you can also watch it live on YouTube TV, Hulu, FuboTV, Sling TV, or on AT&T TV Now.
Who won the 2019 Fiesta Bowl?
Last year, the 2019 Fiesta Bowl was a semifinal game in the College Football Playoff, featuring the Clemson Tigers and Ohio State Buckeyes. Clemson ended up winning the game narrowly 29-23 to lock up a spot in the national title game.
The game took place on December 28, 2019, and was attended by 71,330 people.
Who is Favorite to Win the Fiesta Bowl 2021?
The current favorite is Iowa State, as the Cyclones are 4.5-point favorites as of Monday evening. That is likely due to oddsmakers not really respecting the PAC 12, or the path the Ducks took to this game after a 3-2 regular season campaign.
That being said, the Ducks did look impressive in their win over USC in the PAC 12 title game, and it would be foolish to count them out.
What are the New Year’s Six Bowl games?
As the name implies, there are six NY6 bowl games in total. Be sure to check out the rest of our previews for each of those huge matchups:
- 2020 Cotton Bowl: Florida Gators vs Oklahoma Sooners
- 2021 Peach Bowl: Georgia Bulldogs vs Cincinnati Bearcats
- 2021 Rose Bowl: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Alabama Crimson Tide
- 2021 Sugar Bowl: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Clemson Tigers
- 2021 Orange Bowl: Texas A&M Aggies vs North Carolina Tar Heels
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