Oregon and Auburn don't have much in common. Pat Forde takes a closer look in the tale of the tape.
After a strange season capped by a strange game of inches, busted cinches and ethical flinches, the Auburn Tigers held the crystal football at last.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's the matchup you've been waiting to see: the tradition-rich SEC vs. the up-and-coming Pac-10. Oregon-Auburn has been decades in the making.
The 2010 BCS bus ride took many unexpected turns and experienced more than a few bumps in the road. In the end, Auburn and Oregon survived to make it to the final destination.
Because Saturday failed to deliver any suspense, Sunday's BCS announcement is a mere walk-through for what should be an explosive title game matchup.