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.
How did Oregon rise from nowhere in the 1980s to the ultimate cool team on the brink of a title shot? An emphasis on here-and-now trendiness helped along by that four-letter big-name brand.
From friday night lights in Arkansas to the BCS title game, the coaching odyssey of Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn surprises even the man himself.
Auburn might not be the most popular team in the BCS title game, but the Tigers don't care. Neither the perception or the pressure are getting the group who remained jovial and loose at media day.
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.
Gaga for gadget plays? Gung ho for going for it on fourth down? So is the bold breed of high-risk, high-reward coaches who are gambling with gusto.
Ready to play a little Bowl-der-Dash? With the 32-game bowl season sprint from San Diego to Glendale about to kick off, The Dash picks the winners.
From fighting the establishment to surprising runs at a bowl to busts of the year to the Gonzo coaching call of the week, the Dash runs through it all.
Auburn's Tommy Tuberville surprised reporters at the Orange Bowl with a last-second campaign plea.
Since the end of last season, the Sooners were motivated to "finish." They just couldn't do it when it mattered most in the the Orange Bowl.
With the season drifting away, some are beginning to call for Tommy Tuberville's job.