GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The youngest team in the FBS this season, mistake-prone Oregon looked it in a 34-17 loss to Iowa State in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday.
The Ducks committed a season-high five turnovers, including a muffed kickoff return, had a touchdown negated by a penalty and held the ball for only 17:12.
Down 28-17 at the half, Oregon’s six second-half possessions ended punt-fumble-punt-fumble-punt-interception. They finished the season 4-3.
The Cyclones took an early 7-0 lead before the Ducks tied it. They traded touchdowns again in the 2nd quarter before Iowa State took command and led 28-17 at the half.
They added a field goal in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead and their defense kept the Ducks at bay throughout the second half before adding another 3 points midway through the 4th quarter.
Iowa State finished 9-3. Oregon, the Pac-12 champions, finished 4-3.
KOIN 6 News contributed to this report