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2011 Bowl Projections: Stanford Cardinal Predicted To Play Oklahoma Sooners In Fiesta Bowl

The end of the college football regular season is rapidly approaching, and teams have two more regular season contests to make their cases for bowl games. The Stanford Cardinal's BCS aspirations took a hit this past week in a 53-30 loss to the Oregon Ducks, but the team still has a chance to make a BCS bowl game. According to SB Nation's very own Bill Connelly and the latest edition of his 2011 bowl projections, the Cardinal will play in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against the Oklahoma Sooners.

Connelly's projections have the Stanford finishing the season with wins over the Cal Golden Bears and Notre Dame Fighting Irish en route to an 11-1 overall record. He gives Stanford the final BCS at-large bid, after the 11-1 Alabama Crimson Tide and the 10-2 Sooners.

Stanford's place in the Fiesta Bowl would make the Cardinal one of two Pac-12 teams to play in BCS bowl games, alongside Oregon. The Ducks are projected to finish as Pac-12 champions on their way to a Rose Bowl appearance.

For more information on the upcoming college football bowl season, check out the 2011 College Football Bowl Schedule.