Auburn's come from behind habit will not work this time
by Jason B
SEC fans are in for a shock. Shock and awe are the name of the game when it comes to the Oregon offense. When all is said and done, the Ducks will hand the Tigers a defeat amidst an offensive shellacking akin to those rascally Spurrier Gators of the past.
Although the national championship game should be an interesting battle of speed (Oregon), quarterback prowess (Newton), and highlight reel filling plays, Oregon should walk away with the national title trophy. Oregon’s ability to start faster than a caged dog chasing a rabbit should prove to be too much for a team like Auburn who has become too accustomed to coming from behind.
For example, Auburn quickly fell behind to both Alabama and Clemson and did manage to roar back and overtake their weaker opponents. Although the Tide and Tigers are no slouch, their offensive abilities pale in comparison to those of the Ducks.
Oregon has proven time and time again that they have player speed and quickness on the field. Additionally, the Ducks have shown that they have an innate ability to fire out of the gates leaving opponent’s in the dust. Auburn’s got their hands full with the Oregon offense and they are sure to fall behind fast. Sure, they’ve got the confidence to be able to stage a possible comeback, but not against a team like Oregon who knows how to finish unlike Alabama and Clemson.
All in all, this should be a great game full of scoring and highlights. In the end, Oregon is just too much for Auburn.