Photo countdown: 18 days to the Fiesta Bowl

Posted by Alex McDougall on Monday, Dec. 17 at 11:46 am.

It’s only 18 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.

Chip Kelly demands one thing from his special teams: Be special. The unit had their ups and downs this year, with the highlight being De’Anthony Thomas’ punt return against Colorado, and the lowlight being continued poor-kicking performances. Often, defensive starters like Kiko Alonso, Michael Clay and Dion Jordan are called upon to provide their talents to special teams.

Oregon’s special teams unit lines up for a Washington State punt during the former’s 51-26 victory over the Cougars at Centurylink Field. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)