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Auburn Field Goal As Time Expires Beats Oregon 22-19

Oregon got a big play to tie the game with just over 2 minutes to go. That was too much time for the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Cam Newton from Auburn.  The Auburn Tigers kicked a 19-yard field goal as time expired, beating Oregon 22-19 to win the BCS National Championship Game in University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.

Cam Newton seemed to wear down a bit in the 4th quarter, but when he needed to make play he did just that, going from 20-34 for 265 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Newton also threw an interception and had a crucial fumble that set up Oregon's tying touchdown in the 4th quarter.

The start for Auburn had to be true-freshman running back Michael Dyer who tough running wore down an undersized Oregon defense.  Dyer finished the night with 143 yards on 22 carries, averaging 6.5 yards per carry.

For Oregon, they can't say they didn't have their chances.  Darron Thomas threw for 363 yards on 27-40 passing.  WR Jeff Maehl had 133 yards receiving on 9 receptions.

All in all, a great way to end the 2010 college football season and the 2011 Bowl Season.  Congratulations to the Auburn Tigers, BCS National Champions.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.