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BCS: Defense won't rest when Tigers, Ducks meet

By Eddie Pells

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Jan. 10 2011 1:43 a.m. MST

Oregon head coach Chip Kelly speaks during a news conference Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Oregon faces Auburn in the BCS National Championship NCAA football game on Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz.

Morry Gash, Associated Press

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It has been 37 days since Auburn and Oregon last revved up their high-powered offenses on the football field. On Monday night, they crank them up one more time with the national championship on the line.

Two teams that regularly break 40 points play in the BCS title game in Glendale, Ariz.

No. 1 Auburn is 13-0 and led by Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, the quarterback who led the Southeastern Conference in rushing, passing efficiency and accounted for 49 touchdowns.

No. 2 Oregon streamrolled through the Pac-10 behind LaMichael James, who averaged 152 yards and nearly two touchdowns a game.

Only one other team finished undefeated this season. That was TCU, a winner over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. But outside of the Horned Frogs, there has been very little protest about Oregon and Auburn as the nation's two best teams this season.

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