If you’re a quarterback who has yet to make a single collegiate start, you ideally wouldn’t want that first start to come on the road against the number one team in the land. However, Clint Moseley finds himself in that position as Auburn’s starter.
Auburn’s last-second 22-19 win over Oregon on Monday night drew a 16.1 overnight rating on ESPN. Last season’s Alabama-Texas game earned an 18.2 on Fox, which is available in about 15 percent more homes.
The Auburn Tigers won their first national championship in 53 years, but unlike the previous 13 games of the season, it wasn’t their offense which won them this game – it was their defense.
The BCS championship crowd of 78,603 set a University of Phoenix Stadium record, easily eclipsing the 74,628 who watched the 2007 BCS championship game between Florida and Ohio State.
There are reasons people are envisioning scores like 60-55 and 55-53 for the BCS title game Monday in nearby Glendale, a reason the matchup has turned into such a red-hot ticket.
Both the Ducks and Tigers come in to this game undefeated, having played brutal schedules and passing every test they faced. There’s no question that these are the two best teams in the country.
Wes Byrum gets the question all the time: What would it be like to give Auburn a BCS title with one kick? Luckily, he already knows what it’s like to be the hero — at least on a smaller stage.
All this talk about the unstoppable offenses set to be unleashed by No. 1 Auburn and No. 2 Oregon in the BCS title game is enough to make a defensive coordinator’s head spin.
If Cam Newton decides to be one-and-done at Auburn and enter the NFL draft, he probably won’t have to wait long to be taken.
Auburn’s hulking quarterback brushed off an NCAA investigation of his recruitment as he did so many tacklers this season and captured college football’s biggest individual award Saturday night in a landslide vote.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Dane Miller had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Rutgers overcame an early seven-point deficit to beat cold-shooting Auburn 63-54 on Saturday in the SEC-Big East Invitational. The game, staged before No. 11 […]
All Cam Newton did week in and week out was perform at a level no other player in the country was able to reach.
Newton and James were named finalists for the Heisman Trophy on Monday, and will be joined by Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Kellen Moore of Boise State for Saturday’s announcement in Times Square.
Cam Newton left nothing to chance. He ran and passed the Auburn Tigers to a shot at the national championship they were denied six years ago, and he might as well start working on that Heisman pose, too.
The Ducks finally take over the top spot in my rankings thanks to their unblemished record, impressive play, and Boise State – and in particular Kyle Brotzman – choking.
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