Bcs Championship Game Score

January 11, 2011 by staff 

Bcs Championship Game Score, (AP) – All this talk about offense unstoppable set to be released by the No. 1 and No. 2 Auburn Oregon in the BCS title game is enough to turn the head of a defensive coordinator.

After commissioning who knows how many questions Wednesday on what should be a crazy night at the University of Phoenix Stadium in nearby Glendale, Oregon Nick Aliotti summarized as follows:

“This is what I think. I think there will be a game on Jan. 10. Cam Newton will play Auburn in a very high-powered offense. LaMichael I think James and Darron Thomas et al. Will play for Oregon in a breach of great power.

“There will be two defenses that have to get on the field at some point in time, and he who does the best job to stop infringement of the other team will probably win.

“How that will happen,” Aliotti stopped about 4 seconds, “I do not know.”

It is the old conventional wisdom about defense winning championships does not seem to apply to Auburn and Oregon.

For the first time in the history of 13 years of the Bowl Championship Series, neither team playing for the national title will finish the season ranked among the top 10 defenses in the country. In nine of the last 12 BCS championship games, both teams finished the season ranked in the top-20 nationally for total defense.

The Ducks ranked 25th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 in total defense, allowing 331.5 yards per game. Very good, but coach Chip Kelly rapid spread offense, averaging 537 yards per game (second best in the country), which attracts the most attention.

“I think Oregon is a lot of pressure on the opposing team off just because they have an explosive offense, so they will put up points,” said Newton. “You go from a team first quarter trying to be balanced in the second quarter and third quarter just trying to keep their offense. ”

Auburn’s defense is ranked 55th nationally – roughly the middle of the pack – but the unity of offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn has more than compensated for the problems on the other side of the ball.

“Whenever the offense is committed on the ground, we expect to score,” Auburn quarterback Kodi turned-receiver Burns said. “Coach Malzahn teaches us.”

Auburn averages 497 yards per game, leading the way with Newton on the ground and in the air. The Heisman Trophy winner was running back leading the Southeastern Conference with 1,409 yards and has thrown for 28 touchdowns and 2,589 yards.

“It’s a great athlete, performing well under pressure and most importantly, it is a double threat, he can throw the ball and he can run,” Oregon defensive lineman Brandon Bair said.

Malzahn, who in just six seasons, went from high school coach in Arkansas in one of the best head coaching prospects in college football, does not call spread offense Auburn.

“We’re a two-back, run, play-action team to focus on going fast and throw the ball vertically down the field, he said. “We’re going from the shotgun that makes people probably think it’s a difference.”

And, yes, the Tigers also accelerate the pace. They did not quite go as fast as Oregon, but they did not dither between games, either.

“We think the pace is a great advantage to the university,” he said. “We’re trying to mentally and physically wear down a defense.”

Aliotti, in his third stint and 20th season as an assistant with the Ducks, has had to adapt what he sees as a successful game for his defense because of how Oregon is playing offense.

“Sometimes it’s hard to feel really good about the way you play defensively when you play a lot of plays,” he said. “And there are two ways of seeing things. If you stop in three tries, you will not play a lot of plays. But we’re playing very fast attack that puts us on the ground a little. ”

In many ways, Auburn, Oregon is a confrontation that characterized an era where offenses have evolved much faster in college football defenses. With various incarnations of the spread and a plethora of quarterback’s double threat – Vince Young, Pat White to Tim Tebow and now in Newton and Thomas – he has never been more difficult to play defense.

“I think the teams do a good job of making small bits and pieces of many different packages,” said Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, who was defensive coordinator at the University of Miami and a defensive assistant in the NFL before taking the Scarlet Knights.

“At the time when football was first major option, the option quarterback has been a slight guy, maybe 185, 190 pounds. Now, you talk about these monsters than 235 pounds who can run and run. You look at the quarter and what they do with these shifts; it is a matter quite differently. ”

And not give teams more defenses to face Auburn and Oregon.

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