It’s official. With the final BCS rankings of the season released, Oregon and Auburn will square-off in the BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona. Oregon and Auburn both took care of business on Saturday, finishing their seasons undefeated.
Oregon took down the Oregon State Beavers in the Civil War on Saturday, dropping the Beavers, 37-20. For their efforts, the Ducks remained at No. 2 in the BCS rankings on Sunday, ensuring a spot in the national championship game.
The Auburn Tigers convincingly won their final regular season game, polishing-off the Southern Carolina Gamecocks in the SEC Championship, 56-17. Heisman contender Cam Newton led the Tigers again on Saturday, ensuring his own trip to New York, where he will likely bring home the Heisman trophy. Auburn finished the season 12-0 and at No. 1 in the BCS.
The win sets up a showdown the nation has wanted to see. Oregon brings its high-powered offense, led by Darron Thomas and LaMichael James, to the match-up, using break-neck speed and deception to literally run teams off the field. Auburn brings the star-power with Cam Newton, and a high-powered offense, as well. The key in this game just may lie in which defense can get a timely stop.
Oregon and Auburn take the field with the national title on the line in Glendale, Jan. 10 at 5:30 p.m.