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Why Auburn Could Lose: The Oregon Ducks can outscore the Tigers.
Leading Auburn into the BCS Championship Game is none other than Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton (3,998 yards of total offense, 48 touchdowns), who was just voted the nation's best player in a landslide victory.
However, the Tigers are a one-man team.
Granted, other Auburn players have risen to the occasion and played on a championship level this season, but without Newton, the Tigers don't win the SEC this year.
Oregon, on the other hand, is a very well-rounded football team.
Not only do the Ducks score a lot (a nation-leading 49.3 points per game), but they also keep their opposition out of the end zone, yielding just 18.4 points per game (No. 14 in the country).
Also, they have multiple options on offense ranging from quarterback Darron Thomas (2,518 yards, 28 touchdowns) to running back LaMichael James (1,682 yards, 21 touchdowns) to wide receiver Jeff Maehl (68 catches, 943 yards, 12 touchdowns).
If Oregon can keep Newton from rolling out and finding space to run, they can at least slow down the Auburn offense like Mississippi State, Clemson, and LSU did.