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.
Wes Byrum kicked a 19-yard field goal as time expired and No. 1 Auburn beat No. 2 Oregon 22-19 to win the BCS national championship Monday night.
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.
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.
The NCAA defended its recent rulings in violations cases involving Ohio State and Auburn, saying it does not play favorites or make decisions based on financial considerations.
As if the Jets losing two games in a row wasn’t enough, today we are still talking about Sal Alosi and the tripping incident he was involved in on Sunday.
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.
It’s a Football Friday on the Boomer & Carton Morning Show, and the burning question on everyone’s mind is whether or not the Jets will bounce back after the beating they took in Foxboro Monday Night.
Cam Newton won the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback Thursday night, when he also walked away with the Maxwell Award as the best all-around player in the country. Next stop: New York, where he’s the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday.
All Cam Newton did week in and week out was perform at a level no other player in the country was able to reach.
10. Boise State (11-1): The Broncos came a Kyle Brotzman chip-shot field goal away from making things very interesting in the BCS – But unfortunately for Kellen Moore and company, their kicker choked.
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.
This season’s Bowl Championship Series is all about introductions. Four of the five BCS matchups set Sunday are first meetings between the teams, highlighted by No. 1 Auburn against No. 2 Oregon in the national championship game.