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BCS Championship Game Prediction

1 Auburn vs. 2 Oregon
QB Comparison:
Oregon's Darron Thomas 2,518 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, 7 interceptions
Auburn's Cam Newton 2,589 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, 6 interceptions
RB Comparison
Oregon's LaMichael James 1,682 rushing yards, 21 touchdowns
Auburn's Michael Dyer 950 rushing yards, 5 touchdowns
Defensive Comparison: Both of these teams have explosive and high-scoring offenses so it shouldn't come down to a defensive struggle. Though both defenses are better than given credit for. Auburn has huge defensive tackle Nick Fairley who will have to contain both Thomas and James. Josh Bynes, a linebacker in the middle can shut down opposing teams with his constant rushing ability and tackling in the open field. Oregon has play maker Kenny Rowe on the line and Casey Matthews in the middle. Casey is a hard-hitter and is brother to Clay Matthews. Just like Auburn the Ducks don't have a lot of difference makers in the secondary other than John Boyett.

Overlook: It will be a shootout for number one. Led by Cam Newton who also had over 1,000 yards running can beat you with his arm or legs. Freshman Michael Dyer is a decent runner who is also a force on special teams. Emory Blake and Travis Zachary are Newton's main options. For Oregon they have a high-powered offense led by quarterback Darron Thomas and Nate Costa(75.8 completion percentage in 33 throws). LaMichael James is a speedy runner who can also shed tackles. Jeff Maehl is a downfield option for Thomas. The problem for Oregon will be tackling Cam Newton. Last season, the same defense was destroyed by Terrelle Pryor in the Rose Bowl.
Auburn, 41 Oregon, 38

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