Sooners, Huskies arrive for Fiesta Bowl

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

PHOENIX (AP) -- Oklahoma and Connecticut have landed in the desert for the Fiesta Bowl.

Oklahoma has been through this before, playing here in 2007 and 2008. The Sooners lost both, so they decided to change things up a bit by switching hotels and practice sites.

For UConn, this is new territory.

An FBS team for less than a decade, the Huskies are making their inaugural appearance in a BCS bowl. Connecticut won its final five games to win the Big East, but are 17-point underdogs to the Big 12 champion Sooners for the New Year's Day bowl.

UConn has won three bowls in four straight postseason appearances, while Oklahoma has lost five straight BCS bowls, with a win over Stanford in last year's Sun Bowl.

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