Photo countdown: 23 days to the Fiesta Bowl

Posted by Emerald on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 1:42 pm.

It’s only 23 days until the 2013 Fiesta Bowl where the Oregon Ducks will face the Kansas State Wildcats. Every day we’ll post a meaningful photo from the year to recap the eventful season and get fans prepped for Oregon’s fourth consecutive BCS game. Be sure to check out the rest of The Emerald’s football coverage leading up to the game.

After months of waiting, Oregon’s first game against Arkansas State quickly turned into a laugher. In the second half Oregon’s starters were benched including Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony Thomas who took the opportunity to dance while the PA played ‘Shout!’ between the third and fourth quarters. Many of Oregon’s games this year were not competitive. It took until November for Oregon fans to get a little nervous during the Ducks’ shootout with USC.

De’Anthony Thomas and Kenjon Barner joke around during the playing of “Shout” before the fourth quarter of Oregon’s 57-35 victory over Arkansas State at Autzen Stadium September 1, 2012. (Alex McDougall/The Emerald)

Also, it was cool to see this photo turned into a meme.