BCS National Championship: Auburn vs. Oregon, Cam Newton vs. LaMichael James

James Evens@JamesEvensCorrespondent IJanuary 10, 2011

BCS National Championship: Auburn Vs Oregon; Cam Newton Vs LaMichael James

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    SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 07:  Quarterback Cam Newton #2 of the Auburn Tigers speaks during Media Day for the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn on January 7, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/
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    The BCS National Championship Game is finally here.  

    As we approach the game tonight, many people are wondering who is going to win the game and if Oregon can compete with the SEC.

    Now that we have Auburn and Oregon set to play in this game, it becomes a huge battle between two Heisman Trophy contenders: LaMichael James and Cameron Newton.

    Newton cam out on top in the Heisman race, but who will come out the winner of the BCS?

Oregon Has a Great Defense

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    EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 26: Quarterback Nick Foles #8 of the Arizona Wildcats is hit by defensive tackle Zac Clark #99 of the Oregon Ducks in the third quarter of the game at Autzen Stadium on November 26, 2010 in Eugene, Oregon. The Ducks won the game 48-2
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    Oregon has had a great season on defense, holding opposing teams to just 18.4 points per game.  

    This will cause serious problems for the Auburn Offense. Although they have held teams to very few points, they allowed a lot of points against the great Stanford offense.

    This bids well for LaMichael James, as his defense might be able to hold Newton into check, but it will still be close on whether or not that happens or not.

Auburn's Defense Has Given Up a Fair Amount Of Points

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    CORVALLIS, OR - DECEMBER 4: LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game at Reser Stadium on December 4, 2010 in Corvallis, Oregon. The Ducks beat the Beavers 37-20 to likely go on to the BCS Championshi
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    Auburn's defense has given up a fair number of points this season and on average, they give up 24 points per game.

    Although this is a decent number, they have yet to face an offense quite like this one. Oregon's offense is quick and prides themselves on playing a fast paced offensive game.

    This could end up hurting the Tigers.

    It is great news for James though, who will be ready to win.

Cam Newton Is The Heisman

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    NEW YORK - DECEMBER 11:  Cam Newton, quarterback of the Auburn University Tigers, speaks after being awarded the 2010 Heisman Memorial Trophy Award on December 11, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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    This could be bad news for Newton.

    Heisman winners do not have a good history of great performances in the BCS National Championship game because their head just got too large.

    Hopefully, Newton will be able to fight through this to keep up the pace he has been playing with the entire regular season.

James Has Something to Prove

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    SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 07:  Runningback LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks sits at a podium during Media Day for the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn on January 7, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Chri
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    LaMichael James is always being forgotten about as a great player. He is always playing with a chip on his shoulder and tonight will be no different.

    Look for James to have a great game with his pride on the line.

Newton Is Looking to The NFL

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    SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 07:  Quarterback Cam Newton #2 of the Auburn Tigers speaks during Media Day for the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn on January 7, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/
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    Cam Newton will more than likely be looking to the NFL after this game and this could very well be his last game at Auburn.

    This will add some pressure to his performance tonight, as he is looking to impress scouts and improve his draft status because we all know he loves money.

James Wants to Start Off 2011 With a Bang

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    SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 07:  Runningback LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks speaks during Media Day for the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn on January 7, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Pete
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    LaMichael James will be returning to Oregon next season and wants to start 2011 off with a win and a title.  

    If he is able to lead his team to a title, he will easily become the top candidate for the Heisman Trophy next season.

Nick Fairley

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    ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 04:  Nick Fairley #90 of the Auburn Tigers cheers during pregame warmups before facing the South Carolina Gamecocks during the 2010 SEC Championship at Georgia Dome on December 4, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Ge
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    Nick Fairley is a very dominant defensive line-man who has the ability to cause havoc for anyone.

    Fairley has a lot to prove tonight and if the line, which is led by him, can stop James, it would be a huge advantage for his draft stock.

    Look for Fairley to have a big game tonight.

LaMichael James Is Going to Steal The Show

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    CORVALLIS, OR - DECEMBER 4: LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game at Reser Stadium on December 4, 2010 in Corvallis, Oregon. The Ducks beat the Beavers 37-20 to likely go on to the BCS Championshi
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    Although I'm a big Cam Newton fan and love watching him play, James is going to steal the show tonight.  

    I just can't see the Auburn defensive front stopping him all night long.

    With their high paced offense, everyone is going to be quacking in 2011 with an Oregon victory.