Auburn and Oregon To Meet in Glendale: BCS Bowl Game Projections

Tom ScurlockCorrespondent IIIOctober 31, 2010

Cam Newton will lead Auburn to Glendale
Cam Newton will lead Auburn to GlendaleKevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Fiesta Bowl: Nebraska vs Pitt

Barring a monumental collapse, the Cornhuskers will make it to the Big 12 Championship game. They have the weapons to beat the South representative.  Bo Pelini earns his first BCS bowl game.

No team in the Big East deserves a BCS bowl slot, but rules are rules.  Pitt already beat Syracuse, and WVU is collapsing.  Dave Wannstedt will earn his first Big East championship, but that is nothing to brag about this year. 


Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs Boise State

The final rule in the Big Ten tiebreaker might come into play to settle the winner.  Wisconsin looks like it will have the strongest BCS ranking, and will get the nod over OSU and Michigan State.

By rule, if the Rose Bowl loses its selection to the BCS title game, they must choose a team from the non-AQ qualifiers.  Boise and TCU will be available, and Boise will get the invitation. 


Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs Ohio State

Auburn will make it to the national championship, and the Crimson Tide will be the SEC replacement.

The Sugar gets the first pick after all the initial slots are filled.  Ohio State will be there, and the Buckeyes will get their ninth BCS bowl invitation. 


Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech vs TCU

After Week 2, the Hokies were left for dead.  Credit Frank Beamer and his staff for getting the team ready for ACC play.  Like the Big East, the ACC lacks a dominant team, but Virginia Tech appears to be the frontrunner. 

The Orange Bowl might be tempted to take Pitt over TCU since they pick before the Fiesta Bowl, but the Horned Frogs are a much more attractive and better team. 


BCS Championship: Oregon vs Auburn

Talk about offensive firepower.  Oregon and Auburn are somewhat vulnerable on defense, but they literally wear out their opponents.  They both have tough games remaining, but neither will lose.  This will be an exciting championship game.