Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 Tostitos BCS National Championship Preview

January 10, 2011 8:30 PM ET
Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Payout: $17,000,000
Played: 2007-present
Once known as: N/A
Broadcasters: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit
Sideline Reporter: Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi
Storyline: Oregon and Auburn will face off for the BCS National Championship on Monday night. These two run-heavy teams have owned the #1 and #2 spots in the BCS rankings since late October. Oregon has never won a national title, while Auburn has won one national title in 1957. The Ducks boast a 12-0 record, Pac-10 title, and the 2nd best offense in the nation, averaging 537.2 yards per game. The Ducks’ only scare came on November 13th when they beat California by only 2 points. The Tigers went 13-0, won the SEC title, and have the 7th best offense in the nation, averaging 497.7 yards per game. The Tigers had to come-back in eight of their games, four of which they were down by double digits. Oregon has had the better defense, allowing 18.4 points game (14th), while Auburn has allowed 24.5 points per game (54th). However, Auburn has played a tougher schedule, playing five teams ranked 18th, while Oregon has only beaten one team ranked 18th or higher. Auburn looks to get the SEC its fifth consecutive national title, while Oregon looks to become the first Pac-10 team other than USC to win a national championship in the BCS era.
All-time Series: 0-0
Line: Auburn by 2.5

Overall Record12-0Overall Record13-0
Conference Record9-0Conference Record8-0
Bowl Record9-14Bowl Record20-13-2
Last Bowl Win2008 HolidayLast Bowl Win2010 Outback

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