When Oregon takes on Auburn in Glendale, AZ for the National Championship on January 10th, it will be the most unlikely title game we've seen in the history of the BCS.
The Ducks have never won a National Championship, and the Tigers haven't held the title since way back in 1957. Both head coaches are in their second years at their respective programs, and both teams have overcome adversity on their way to the title game.
Oregon started the season by releasing the player who had led them to the Rose Bowl the year before. Chip Kelly let go of their potential Heisman quarterback Jeremiah Masoli after several off-the-field issues and called upon an untested sophomore by the name Darron Thomas to run the show.
Auburn wasn't what you'd call a title contender when the season started either. The Tigers were coming off an 8-5 season and ranked No. 22 to begin the season. Auburn also started the season with a new quarterback in their system, Cam Newton, and I'm sure you all know his story (it's been well documented). Needless to say, he's overcome the odds to get where he's at today.
Since the first week of the season, the Ducks and Tigers have been unstoppable.
The Ducks went 12-0 and led the nation in scoring at 49.3 points per game, while only allowing 18.4. Their offense is not like anything we've ever seen and may very well change the way that college football is played and coached in the future.
Auburn went 13-0 and Cam Newton put together perhaps the greatest single season in college football that we've ever seen. Newton was so unreal that he won the Heisman in a landslide even after all of the recruiting violation talks.
So who has the edge when the two meet on January 10th?