NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > The deciding factor to who wins the Championship is the offensive and defensive line of both teams.
December 20, 2010, 06:30 PM
Auburn's secondary will be eaten alive if Orgeon's offensive line can provide protection for their QB and open up holes for their RB. Auburn's secodary has been very questionable throughout the year. They were pathetic to watch at points in the season. With that said, Orgeon has never played a team that has a defensive line such as Auburn. They arguably have the best line in the country. They at least have the best lineman in the country according to the awards given out - Nic Fairly. Auburn's defensive line has already knocked 4 QBs out of a game. I think Fairly has knock three out himself. Their mean and provide punishment. This is Auburn's strength. If orgeon can shut them down, it will be a shoot out and whoever scores last wins.

About Fairly, he is not a player that can play every snap. He gets gased quickly when he starts putting his all in every play. There has been many moments in the season in which he had to sit out a series due to wearing himself out. He had to learn to not give his all on every play; however, when it is a definite passing play, he's lights out and gets to the QB almost every time. Orgeon's fast paced offense may be all it needs to minimize Auburn's strength. Exhaust them and then pass and run all over them. I'm picking Auburn to win though. It will all come down if Auburn's defensive line can punch Orgeon in the mouth before they can get started or if Orgeon starts to roll and Auburn wears out and get run all over.
December 20, 2010  06:46 PM ET

I thought it was ESPN????

December 21, 2010  05:47 AM ET
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Orgeon's fast paced offense may be all it needs to minimize Auburn's strength. Exhaust them and then pass and run all over them.

I wonder if Oregon will try to speed up their 'O even more (as if that's possible).

That way Auburn goes in prepared for the Road Runner, and they end up getting the Tasmanian Devil. (or would that be the other way around...)

December 21, 2010  05:50 AM ET

I also wonder if Oregon will use a picture of a stack of $ or maybe a condemed building on some of their play cards.

That would be pretty damn funny!

December 21, 2010  10:58 AM ET

Oregon played a D line such as Auburn, and got worked, for reference on how to beat Oregon, watch the Rose Bowl form last year.

December 21, 2010  02:02 PM ET

Bah, if TCU wins neither the Ducks or AU has a clean title.

December 23, 2010  09:30 AM ET

I always thought the deciding factor of who wins a game was who scored more points.

December 23, 2010  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Bah, if TCU wins neither the Ducks or AU has a clean title.

Here's hoping Oregon vs. Auburn ends up with an ugly 3-2 final score ... and TCU lays the wood to Wisconsin.

December 23, 2010  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I always thought the deciding factor of who wins a game was who scored more points.

That's just a myth perpetuated by the teams that score more points.

December 23, 2010  11:36 PM ET

I have seen a few duck games. Saw allot more Auburn games. I think the ducks can keep Scam om the sideline. They are much more aggressive than last year. Chip sat squat like a duck last year and learned allot from OSU. The cal game was right out of the OSU play book as the ducks used a nine minute drive, no points scored and won. 15-13 he should wear a green vest. Go quackers

December 24, 2010  01:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Here's hoping Oregon vs. Auburn ends up with an ugly 3-2 final score ... and TCU lays the wood to Wisconsin.

Would be great. Even better would be a 10-10 overtime game where neither team scored in the 1st OT. The downside is then ESPN would be smoking the winner's pole crowing about what a great defense they were....

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January 11, 2011  08:30 PM ET

WOW..... I guess I don't know what I'm talking about. What I stated in my first post happened. You idiots can have your board. Only thing here are a bunch of smart A#$%. Seriously all I wanted was to discuss football.

January 11, 2011  09:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

WOW..... I guess I don't know what I'm talking about. What I stated in my first post happened. You idiots can have your board. Only thing here are a bunch of smart A#$%. Seriously all I wanted was to discuss football.

Come back and try again sometime. Get an avatar and an identity so people get to know you. People on here can be pretty hard on newcomers at times but are really pretty solid football people. Generally pretty nice too.

Good analysis of the situation pre-game. Don't make yourself scarce. Come back and contribute. Congrats on the Auburn win.

January 11, 2011  11:57 PM ET
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Good analysis of the situation pre-game.

I agree. I hope the counselor stays on.

January 12, 2011  07:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I wonder if Oregon will try to speed up their 'O even more (as if that's possible).That way Auburn goes in prepared for the Road Runner, and they end up getting the Tasmanian Devil. (or would that be the other way around...)

Actually, I heard Chizik saying that they practiced for a very fast play-calling game...so much faster than they are used to that, during the first part of the game, the defense guys were coming off the field saying how slow Oregon was in starting the next play.

Good job Counselor

January 12, 2011  09:45 AM ET

Oregon had some hot cheerleaders!

 
January 12, 2011  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#22):

Oregon had some hot cheerleaders!

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