College Football Schedule Week 14: Championships!!!!
And here we are at the end of the 14-week college playoff system also known as the regular season. If Oregon wins the civil war at Corvalis and Auburn wins the SEC Championship Game against South Carolina at the Georgia Dome, they go to Glendale, AZ for the kit-and-kaboodle. If not, then there are some interesting complications.
Sitting right behind Auburn and Oregon are TCU and Stanford ready to move their masses to Arizona for that crystal pigskin if those two falter. And who’s to say they won’t? We saw the once-dominant Arizona lose to Arizona State at home thanks to missed extra points at the end of regulation and the second overtime allowing the Sun Devils to play a bowl game.
The SEC Championship Game is a rematch of the Sept. 25 game between Auburn and South Carolina where, as tends to be the Tigers modus operandi, Auburn trailed 20-7 in the second quarter. It was two fumbles by Gamecocks quarterback Stephen Garcia and two interceptions by backup quarterback Connor Shaw, put in due to coach Steve Spurrier’s frustration of Garcia, in the fourth quarter that allowed the Tigers to take over the game and go on to win 35-27.
Auburn has Zenyatta-like tendencies and has always gone into the final stretch of games at full gallop steaming past their opponents. Will the SEC Championship Game be their 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic?