Tonight is the BCS National Championship in College Football and it’s truly a toss-up between the Pac-10 Champion Oregon Ducks and the SEC Champ Auburn Tigers.
Auburn has Heisman Trophy winner Cameron Newton at quarterback and a standout on defense in lineman Nick Fairley. Oregon is the led by their combo of RB LaMichael James and QB Darron Thomas, who helped the Ducks put up nearly 50 points per game. These are two prolific offenses and it’s shaping up to be a shootout.
Winning the turnover battle along with whichever defense and special teams unit can make a game-changing play could decide the outcome here. Both teams entered the season outside the Top 10 in the preseason polls, so neither was expected to get this far, and ecah has overcome some adversity, rallying in the fourth quarter for some victories, especially Auburn. And some could make the argument that the nation’s best team is not playing in this game as last year’s Champion Alabama was very impressive in its bowl thrashing of Michigan State, and likewise for TCU, who finished undefeated and beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl, as well as Stanford, which took care of business in convincing fashion against Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl.
But it’s Oregon and Auburn, two unbeaten teams that have put up outstanding numbers and navigated its way through some challenging tests to reach the title game in Glendale, Arizona.
In the end, I like…
Pick: Oregon 38, Auburn 34