2011 BCS Championship Game: Auburn Makes It One For The Thumb For The SEC As They Defeat Oregon, 22-19

The 41 points in tonight's game was less points then what both teams average by themselves as Auburn defeated Oregon to win their first NCAA title since 1957, and is the SEC's fifth straight  BCS championship. Tonight's game started off with both sides having early interceptions, but when both teams settled in it always seemed that Auburn was in control of this game. Even when Oregon converted on the fake punt in the third quarter to continue a drive that momentum gained was then stalled when Oregon failed to score when they had the ball inside the one yard line of Auburn but failed to punch the ball in. The one big weakness of the Oregon spread is that they do not have a short yardage package with a back to run up the gut to gain that yard. 

Auburn did not go onto score after they stopped Oregon only a yard away from a touchdown, but the game just seemed that it was Auburn's to lose even when Auburn tied the game at 19 apiece.

The play of the game came from Auburn running back Michael Dyer ran for 37 yards, but not only after he was apparently tackled. Everyone on the field -- except the Auburn bench -- thought Dyer was down, but he actually rolled over the Oregon defender where neither is elbow or knee hit the ground and continued running for a 37 yard gain.


Dyer ended up as the games Most Outstanding Player for the title game as he rushed for 143 yards and his 37 yard run was the play that put Auburn in field goal range for the final field goal. Dyer finished off the drive to get Auburn to the Oregon one yard line before kicking the game winning field goal.

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