BCS National Championship:Oregon Ducks vs. Auburn TigersJanuary 05, 2011 by Marc Jerbs

On Monday, the 2nd-ranked Oregon Ducks faces the top-ranked Auburn Tigers in the BCS National Championship at the University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, AZ.

This season's championship game doesn't have the traditional powerhouse team. Both Oregon and Auburn have the qualities and excitement that could challenge any previous BCS National Championship game.

The Oregon Ducks have an undefeated 12-0 record overall and currently the PAC-10 champion. The Ducks averaged 49.3 points per game during the regular season and are known for their high-powered offense.

Quarterback Darron Thomas and TB LaMicheal James could give the Tigers' defense a hard time. They could play the Tigers with their deadly passing game as well as their vaunted running plays. The Ducks hopes to hoist their first national championship trophy come Monday night.

The Auburn Tiger's are gunning for their second national championship trophy since their first title came in 1957. Just like the Ducks, Auburn is primed and hungry to snatch their 2nd national title.

Heisman trophy winner QB Cam Newton will lead the Tiger's national title drive. Newton is deadly on the ground as well as in the air. He's the nation's top-rated passer with 28 TDs and only 6 INTs plus he rushed for 1,409 yards and 20 TDs.

This would be the first meeting between the two teams. A potential high-scoring game is at hand if these two teams decided to shoot it out.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Auburn Tigers as a slim 3-point favorite over the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks could pull a late stunner if the Tigers get careless in the final minutes of the game.