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2011 BCS Championship Game: Auburn Vs. Oregon - Prediction Time

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The 2010 college football season will finally come to an end tonight in the BCS Championship Game.  For the first time, Oregon Football and Auburn football will face off on the gridiron.  Before I give my prediction, here are a couple links from across the web with their predictions as well:

Fanhouse - Brett McMurphy makes his picks by the spread and takes Oregon.

Stewart Mandel, - He takes Auburn 48-39.

Rivals - The four split on Auburn and Oregon with 58 percent of the Yahoo public in their pick'em game take Auburn. 

USA Today - Six of the eight writers are taking Auburn over Oregon.

CBS Sports - Four of the five take Oregon over Auburn.

AccuScore - The computer takes Auburn at a slime 51 percent of times by an average score of 27.6 to 36.4.

ESPN Bloggers - SEC blogger Chris Low takes Auburn to win 42-31 while Pac 10 blogger Ted Miller takes Oregon 38-30.

Doug Fluite - "I'm starting to lean toward Auburn," he said. "The big difference is the Auburn offensive line. Every time I start to talk about this game, I want to say Oregon. I love Chip Kelly and their style of offense and the things they do.

As for me?  I know the SEC is the best conference - top to bottom - in the country.  I also know that Oregon has only been outscored in 2 of the 24 halves they have played this season.  Both times it was in the first half.  I also know that Stanford is one of the top teams in the country and they led Oregon 21-3 before getting blown out.  

Auburn really impressed me in their come from behind win over Alabama on the road.  This game has all the makings of a classic.  In the end, it will be Oregon taking home the big trophy.

Oregon Ducks 37 - Auburn Tigers 34

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