Will We See Another Shootout In The Desert?

01.10.11 7 years ago 8 Comments

Oklahoma and Connecticut combined for 68 points in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day. Will we see another high-scoring game, despite the fact that neither team has played in over a month? Here’s what other people are saying…

Oregon has already blasted one top-five opponent this season. The Ducks defeated Stanford 52-31 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., on Oct. 2, rolling up 626 yards of offense and scoring 28 points in the second half. If you watched the No. 4 Cardinal demolish No. 13 Virginia Tech 40-12 in the Jan. 3 Discover Orange Bowl, you know the Ducks beat a really good team. –Mark Schlabach, ESPN.

The sham that is big-time college athletics was on full display this week in the Arizona desert, where the Oregon and Auburn faithful gathered by the thousands to dump millions into the state’s tourism economy on behalf of their alma maters. It was all set to conclude Monday night in a spectacle suspiciously reminiscent of a big game the NFL itself will be holding in just a few weeks.

…Here’s hoping Cecil Newton got his money. It’s only right, because everyone else gets theirs. –Tim Dahlberg/AP.

I assume that the point spread drop [to 72] for tonight’s BCS title game means that Vegas suspects Cecil Newton took Oregon and the points? –@TheCajunBoy

Strong Side: [Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is] still eligible to illegally play college football for five more years. Weak Side: Can run and pass but can’t lateral for sh:t. –Onion Sports Network.

I’m picking Oregon to win, because (a) they’re getting a point and a half, and (b) their offense is so unstoppable that Denzel and Chris Pine should be piggy-backing on LaMichael James. And then after tonight, college football will finally be over. I’ll just have to scream at the nearby university kids at the local bars just to stay in practice? They’ll love the attention, anyway.

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