Photos: Oregon football — Oregon wins 42nd Fiesta Bowl 35-17

Posted by Alex McDougall, Michael Arellano, and Tess Freeman on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 7:24 pm.

Todd Lynch helps his son Sandro Lynch put on duck gear before the Oregon Ducks face the Kansas State Wildcats on Thursday Jan. 3rd. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

De'Anthony Thomas broke free on the opening kickoff for a touchdown during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. Thomas finished with 195 all-purpose yards and 2 touchdowns. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

The Duck takes to the Oregon end zone for his celebratory push-ups after Oregon's explosive start to the game: De'Anthony Thomas returning the kickoff on a 94-yard run that was clocked at 26mph. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon Marching Bard color guard members Bianca Newman, Jordin Newport, and Kendall O'Leary react to a call against the Ducks early in the first quarter. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Nevada resident Matt Shannon, 14, came out in full force with his spirit to cheer on his first Ducks game ever. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Kenjon Barner retrieves a new pair of cleats from the sidelines during the first half of the game. During the 2010 BCS National Championship game on the same field, many players criticized the grass for being "sticky," or excessively damp. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Michael Clay celebrates a sack during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. Clay won the defnensive MVP award and finished with 9 tackless. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Michael Clay and Ricky Hemuli celebrate a defensive stop during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Oregon fans react to a touchdown during the first half, putting the Ducks up to a 14-0 start that the Wildcats were unable to recover from. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Brothers Justin and Kris Barr cheer on the Ducks during the first half. The pair drove down from Prescott, Arizona, to experience the Fiesta Bowl. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Marcus Mariota rushed for 71 yards and 1 touchdown during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Marcus Mariota threw for 166 yards and 2 touchdowns during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

De'Anthony Thomas finished with 195 all-purpose yards and 2 touchdowns during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

De'Anthony Thomas celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Marcus Mariota celebrates with De'Anthony Thomas after the pair hooked up for a touchdown during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. Thomas finished with 195 all-purpose yards and 2 touchdowns. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

A trio of Wilcat defenders were not enough to keep Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas from reaching the end zone for his second touchdown of the night, during the first quarter of the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Ifo Ekpre-Olumu breaks up a pass during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Collin Klein calls out a play during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. Klein was 17-32 passing for 151 yards and 1 touchdown. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Chip Kelly gazes toward the scoreboard during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Kansas State fans celebrates a touchdown during Oregon's 35-17 victory in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Christian French reaches to tackle Tyler Lockett during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Wade Keliikipi rushes toward Collin Klein while being held during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Wide receiver Chris Harper eludes Oregon defenders on a run during the first half. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon safety Brian Jackson takes stiff arm to the face, courtesy of Wildcats wide receiver Chris Harper. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

A dangerously intoxicated Kansas State fan is helped down from the stands during the first half of the game. Unable to walk under his own control, he was soon met by sheriff's deputies and a medical staff. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Kansas State Quarterback Collin Klein hands off the ball to Kansas State player Morgan Burns. Klein passed for 151 yards in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

The University of Oregon Ducks face the Kansas State Wildcats in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl on January 3rd, in University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. This image was compiled from a 40 individual photos. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Quarterback Collin Klein is tackled by Oregon Ducks player Michael Clay. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas is tackled by KAnsas State defensive back Ty Zimmerman. Thomas scored two touchdowns and ran for 195 yards. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

The Oregon cheerleaders enjoyed the action on the field during the first half, as their Ducks pulled away from the Kansas State Wildcats. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein dives into the end zone to score their first touchdown of the game. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff is brought down by Kansas State's Arthur Brown and a fellow Wildcat defender during the third quarter. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein scans downfield during an option play. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Marcus Mariota had 1 rushing touchdown during Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff fails to bring down a long pass from Marcus Mariota. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Kenjon Barner works through an exposed pocket in the Kansas State defensive line during the second half. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The Duck wasted no time in posing with the Fiesta Bowl's $1.5 million dollar trophy before the third quarter of the game had even concluded. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon fans cheer on the Oregon Ducks during the fourth quarter of the 2013 Fiesta Bowl. Around 2,300 fans traveled to Glendale, Arizona to watch the Ducks play in the Fiesta Bowl. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

Kansas State offensive lineman Nick Puetz reacts after a crucial stop made by Oregon safety Erick Dargan (#7). (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder exchanges words with Oregon head coach Chip Kelly after Oregon's 35-17 win in the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Safety Brian Jackson, center, and Keanon Lowe celebrate in their Fiesta Bowl championship hats after Oregon's 35-17 win over the Kansas State Wildcats. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

De'Anthony Thomas makes his way to the field to celebrate Oregon's Fiesta Bowl trophy with his teammates. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Kenjon Barner talks with the media after the Oregon Duck win over the Kansas State Wildcats at the 42nd annual Fiesta Bowl. Barner, for his final game with the Ducks ran for 143 yards and had 31 carries. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

Oregon players celebrate with the Fiesta Bowl trophy following the Ducks' 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck celebrates following the Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Avery Patterson celebreates with teammates following Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

The Oregon Ducks hold up part of the 2013 Fiesta Bowl trophy after their victory against the Kansas State Wildcats. The Ducks won 35-17 to become the 2013 Fiesta Bowl champions. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

Defensive backs coach John Neal hugs Chip Kelly following Oregon's 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl January 3, 2013. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Redshirt freshman Tyson Coleman enjoys one last view of screaming Oregon fans in the overhead stands before joining his teammates to celebrate their Fiesta Bowl victory in the locker room. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Defensive MVP Michael Clay (#46) brings his trophy back to the Oregon locker room with teammate Tyson Coleman after the Ducks' Fiesta Bowl victory over Kansas State. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Wide receiver Bralon Addison pauses in the Oregon locker room after the Ducks' Fiesta Bowl victory. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, widely rumored to become Chip Kelly's successor should Kelly depart for the NFL, is interviewed post-game in the Oregon locker room. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Kenjon Barner weaves through the Kansas State defense in the second half of the Fiesta Bowl. Barner rushed for 143 yards and scored one touchdown. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

Kenjon Barner talks to Fox Sports Radio in the Oregon Ducks locker room after the 2013 Fiesta Bowl. Barner scored a 24-yard touchdown in the last 14 seconds of the second half. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)