My name is Shane Hoskins and I am currently majoring in Sports Administration @ the University of Cincinnati. I enjoy everything there is about sports and all that is involved. I follow sports updates constatly whether it be my best friend, (Droid) cell phone, or I am streaming live updates through my computer. Follow my blog for sports updates and opinions, on a variety of different levels. Shall we...
Auburn Tigers prove again why there is nothing like the South Eastern Conference when it comes to football. After all the hype for an absolute barn-burner of a game, the end result was a defensive struggle. Although Cam Newton's 2 touchdowns and Michael Dyer’s 165 yards rushing helped contribute, Oregon’s offensive line was no match for Nick Fairley and Auburn’s monsters up front.
Early in the game it looked as if neither team would get a feel for their offense, with the high amount of turnovers in the first half. But as Cam Newton and the Auburn Tigers have done this whole season, they settled in and made some very clutch plays down the stretch in the end outscoring the Ducks 22-19. The real credit for Auburns victory was upfront, where Oregon had the unfortunate pleasure of meeting #90 Nick Fairley of Auburn’s defense.
All night Nick Fairley and the boys upfront made big plays against an offense that prior to this game, was averaging close to 300 yards a game on the ground. Auburn’s defense came up big on a safety and numerous sacks for losses in critical downs, while allowing a team who averaged (1 point a minute) this season to only score 19 all game. A hat off to Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks but this is all really about the dominance of one conference over all the rest. The SEC should probably start thinking about changing its name to “BFS” which stands for, Bigger, Stronger, and Faster. Congratulations to Auburn fans it’s been 53 years, War Eagle Pride on three!