Discussion in 'Locker Room' started by Gyrene76, Dec 4, 2010.
I'm going with Auburn here.
Lol I'll go auburn....80-77
I picked the Ducks WAYYYYY back in August (not here... wasn't a member yet. Just take my word for it haha)
Cam Newton 24
I think the score will be in the 90 point range total, i'm taking the ducks 52-42.
Ducks by 10. X-factor Casey Matthews.
Interesting, everyone's pretty much putting their money on the ducks. Let's see
I just feel that these big bowl games with two high scoring teams tend to be low scoring for some reason...just a trend I've noticed
Mathews won't have that much impact. Newton has run over and around all the sec linebackers and de's. Mathews is good but he is not the best backer auburn will face
Whether you believe Matthews is the best linebacker Newton has faced (or not) is irrevlevent to why I believe he is an X-factor for the game. It comes down to Matthews decision making on reads. He has to read and adjust to Newton's decisions on the fly. At the end of the day USC lost to Texas in 05 because Brian Cushing was a freshman and wasnt able to adjust Vince Young. Young killed Cushing. On the last play of that game Pete was so pissed, he took cushing out, put in a extra DB and zone blitzed a SS, vince still killed them because they still couldn't read Young's reads. If Matthews and Kenny Rowe don't contain Newton and play smart the Ducks lose. Its not about strength and speed of the defenses in my opinion. Its about awareness. If your awarness sucks you will lose. You can throw that SEC speed non-sense out the window, Oregon is a fast team. Its comes down to reads and reactions.
On the other side of the ball, Fairley and that Aggressive D-line has to be careful. Auburn has a better secondary than USC but their D-lines are similar. USC lost to Oregon because they werent patient or disciplined. They keep over persuing. Jurrell Casy is similar to Fairley, Fairley will drop James in the backfield a lot no doubt about it. However, at the end of the third quarter Casey was winded, the same thing will happen to Fairley and Blanc. The game will come down to the Linebackers and Secondary of both squads. I believe the battle of the game is between Newton and Matthews. Whoever wins this battle wins the game.
This is my opinion....
That all makes sense. All I'm saying is others have made what would have been considered the correct read and adjustment but he still makes the plays. Didn't say anything about sec speed. Both teams are loaded with speed. I don't think there will be an x factor on either defense. It will come down to whoever has the ball last. They play similar styles and both defenses will be tired.
I completely agree...i bet the reason is the extended amount of study the defense has. Offenses usually don't change much, but defenses have to adapt. Big advantage for the defense, not so much for the offenses.
And the whole month off thing kills offense's momentum and timing for in game play...makes em rusty
It will be a close game for a half then the ducks will kill them in the 2nd half...
All I know is I've watched Cam Newton win games all season.
It's hard for me to bet against him now.
Auburn - 42
Oregon - 28
The month off will keep the scoring down a little, but I don't think either team is capable of playing solid defense (except for fairley, who will be making plays all day).
Gonna go with War Cam Eagle here
Cam Newtons - 42
Oregon - 35
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