Newton and Auburn win BCS Championship

David Skowronski

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale Arizona, the stands packed with over 78,600 screaming fans. Two seconds left, the game on the foot of senior kicker Wes Byrum.  When those two were off the scoreboard the Auburn Tigers were the new BCS National Champions. They won the game with a field goal to win with double zeros left on the clock. The Auburn Tigers played the Oregon Ducks and came out champions against the high powered Ducks team.

The Oregon Ducks were held to a season low 75 rushing yards. Runner up or the Heisman Trophy LaMichael James, was also held to a season low by, being shut down by the Tigers defense. James averaged 3.8 yards and ran for only 49 yards in the game. The Ducks seemingly high powered offense able to score very quick was held to a 2.8 average rushing. The offense for the Ducks came through the air. Darron Thomas threw for 368 yards and two touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions. Jeff Maehl caught nine of Thomas’s passes for a game high 144 yards.

On the other side of the ball, the Tigers controlled the game clock by holding on to the ball for 32 minutes of the game. The Tigers offense came from running back Michael Dyer. On 22 carries, Dyer ran for 144 yards. Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, was a dual threat for the Tigers. Newton also had 22 carries and 64 yards rushing, while passing for 264 yards and two touchdowns. While Auburn winning the national Championship, this was the fifth year in a row the SEC won the Championship.

For now the colligate football is over. For some, it starts a long off season and high hopes for next year, for some it’s the end of their football careers, with some good memories and some bad.