Auburn is currently the top-ranked football team in the country, as it should be. But the majority of their success is due in large part to Heisman winner Cam Newton. This is not abnormal by any means. The Heisman Trophy winner usually paints record books and leads his team to a great record, or a BCS Championship.
Well, since we've analyzed this game 12 billion times now, I think it's only appropriate to take it to the next level and start with the hypothetical situations. So that's what this is. If Oregon is able to shutdown Cam Newton, will the War Eagle be shot down?
It hasn't happened all year, and I don't think it will. He's too big, strong and fast. He dissected SEC defenses all year, and this shouldn't be any different.
But since the NCAA has 150 prestigious bowl games to play now, and there is about six months between the final game of the season and the National Championship, we have time for the hypothetical situations. So let's take a look...