The 2002 Fiesta Bowl, the year where my Ducks should have played in the National Championship game against Miami in the Rose Bowl. Instead, we had to play the Colorado Buffs in the Fiesta Bowl. We had a blast anyway. The final score of 38-16 in favor of the Ducks certainly helped. Another Big12 team, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, had a chance to represent their conference with a win against Miami, not to mention help out the Ducks with a split National Title, but that didn't pan out. The second best thing happened, with Nebraska being waxed by the Canes 37-14.

This, one of the many fiascos the BCS created, changed the formula for BCS bowl team selections. Had the new formula been in place that year, the Ducks would have had a shot at the Canes.