Over the course of the next six weeks, seventy college football teams will be fighting to end their seasons in glory. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for college football fans. Pigskin hounds will be glued to their TV sets watching every bowl from the Little Casears to the Sugar. Across the country, thousands of fans with bowl game tickets will be making great pilgrimages to show their school pride in person. Those who remain on their couches will have an extensive menu of intriguing contests to choose from this holiday season. From Wisconsin and TCU’s battle in Pasadena to surprising Stanford’s clash with Virginia Tech in Miami, the nation is rich this season with melodramatic match ups.
The national focus, however, will be resolutely fixed on the BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona. A meeting of two undefeated programs, Auburn and Oregon will fight for a chance to claim a national championship. Top-ranked Auburn and Heisman Trophy candidate Cameron Newton put on quite the display last weekend, defeating South Carolina in the SEC Championship Game 56-17. Newton may be the best player in college football, but the Tigers will have their paws full trying to stop Oregon’s lightning-quick offense. Regardless of who lifts the crystal football on January 10th at the University of Phoenix Stadium, the 2011 BCS National Championship Game is set up to be one of the best college football finales in recent memory.