Weeden, Luck add excitement to Fiesta Bowl

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Brandon Weeden of Oklahoma State passed up chances at the NFL for another season in college.

Their decisions are two big reasons there’s so much hype building for the Fiesta Bowl.

The quarterbacks became friends while attending the Manning Passing Academy the last two summers and are expected to roll up the yards and points in Monday night’s game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Luck is a two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up and likely No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL draft.

Weeden doesn’t have the draft cache of Luck, but has become a prolific passer and mature leader after spending five years playing professional baseball.