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I was really rooting for Boise State to somehow make it to the championship game, but you can't deny this game is going to be well worth the watch.
Oregon (11-0, 8-0 Pac-10), ranked sixth in rushing and first in scoring (50.7 points per game), has exceeded everyone's expectations coming into the season. Despite having Heisman contended LaMichael James (1,422 yards rushing, 17 TDs), QB Darren Thomas and receiver Jeff Maehl have had great seasons.
Auburn (12-0, 8-0 SEC) is the surprise of the season. Ranked 22nd coming into the season, they have swept their competition away. Heisman leading candidate Cameron Newton is largely responsible and has been sensational, with over 2,000 yards passing and 21 passing touchdowns, along with over 1,200 yards rushing and 17 rushing touchdowns. What he did against Alabama's defense, leading the Tigers back from a 24-0 deficit last week, is almost incomprehensible.
Projected winner: Auburn
Cam Newton can't be stopped!