November 16, 2010
Ducks superior, but … Chris Dufresne Los Angeles Times It might be the most exciting and high-scoring game in BCS title-game history. Auburn would have the two best players on the field in quarterback Cam Newton and defensive lineman Nick Fairley, but Oregon is the more balanced team. Oregon might score 60 on Auburn's defense, but Auburn might push 50 on Oregon. A turnover here or there and we could be looking at 55-55 headed into overtime.
October 4, 2010
Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan Buzz: He became the first player in FBS history to pass for 200 yards and rush for 200 yards in a regular-season game twice in his career when he led the Wolverines on a game-winning drive Saturday against Indiana. Up next: No. 17 Michigan State, Saturday. Terrelle Pryor, QB, Ohio State Buzz: A strained left quadriceps derailed his performance Saturday against Illinois and showed why the Buckeyes need Pryor in the lineup.
November 22, 2010
Cam Newton, QB, Auburn Buzz: The SEC's offensive statistical leader — first in total offense (303.2 ypg), rushing (117.9 ypg) and passing efficiency (183.6) — should be rested and ready for this week's Iron Bowl. Brushing aside the recent off-the-field noise, Newton could all but wrap up the Heisman with a stellar performance against Alabama. Up next: at Alabama, Friday. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon Buzz: Looking to recover from his first subpar performance last week against Cal — failing to crack the century mark for the first time this season — James will face possibly his biggest test against the Pac-10's best rushing defense.
October 11, 2010
Cam Newton, QB, Auburn Buzz: In a seesaw battle with Kentucky, Newton drove the Tigers 86 yards in 19 plays, setting up the game-winning field goal to beat the Wildcats 37-34. He finished with 418 yards of total offense and four touchdowns. Up next: Arkansas, Saturday. Terrelle Pryor, QB, Ohio State Buzz: Limited by a quad injury, the junior spent most of Saturday in the pocket, throwing for a career-high 334 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Buckeyes to a 38-10 win over Indiana.
November 8, 2010
Cam Newton,QB, Auburn Buzz: Putting aside distractions off the field, Newton continued his strong season on the field by accounting for five touchdowns on 341 total yards while sitting late in Auburn's 62-24 victory Saturday over Chattanooga. Up next: vs. Georgia, Saturday. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon Buzz: A slow start didn't hamper James against Washington. The sophomore tallied 121 yards on 26 carries, and the nation's leading rusher had three touchdowns for the second straight week.
August 26, 2011
The Southeastern Conference must think it invented football. Winning five straight Bowl Championship Series titles, and seven out of the 13 played, can give you a superiority complex. Never mind how much fortune, along with will and skill, was involved. Tennessee got to the first BCS title game — and won — only because Arkansas' quarterback fumbled without being touched. Florida owned 2006 after beating out Michigan for the No. 2 spot by a BCS score of .9445 to .9344.