Bowl Predictions: 6 Reasons Why Oregon Should Fear the Auburn Tigers

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Bowl Predictions: 6 Reasons Why Oregon Should Fear the Auburn Tigers
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Of course, Auburn has the unfinished business of playing No. 16 South Carolina.

Of course, Steve Spurrier has lost to the same foe twice in a season only once—to an Alabama team that won the national title in 1992.

Of course. it won't be easy. Auburn has to stop star freshman RB Marcus Lattimore.

Of course, Auburn won't have the benefit of playing at home.

So, were South Carolina to upset Auburn in the Georgia Dome, it wouldn't be that big of a surprise. I have South Carolina pegged to make a return trip to the SEC title game next season.

But, we are going to proceed under the assumption that Auburn does eke it out against South Carolina and analyze what gives them a real chance against Oregon.

Yes, Oregon is favored and is the better team—see their demolition of 6-6 Tennessee in Neyland, the Volunteers' biggest loss in that stadium ever—and as such is more likely to win.

However, the best team doesn't always win. So this is what gives Auburn a shot. 

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