Friday, December 3, 2010

Game of the Week: Auburn Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

The SEC Championship game has so many underlying story lines. The biggest, of course, is the suspension and reinstatement of Auburn QB Cam Newton. The whole thing seems to just be piling controversy on top of controversy. As a fan, it is time to just focus on the game. While it casts a cloud now, as the years pass, we will remember the game much more than this scandal, assuming nothing new ever turns up.

The other story lines are the rematch aspect. Auburn and South Carolina played a very close and competitive game earlier this year. How much has each team improved since then? That will be the real difference maker in this game.

Each team has a superstar newcomer. We all know Cam Newton and his 2,000+ passing yards and 1,000+ rushing yards and 40+ touchdowns, but don’t forget South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore. He has 1,114 yards rushing and 17 TDs.

South Carolina caught Alabama by surprise earlier in the year. Not only did they hand the Crimson Tide their first loss in over a year, they smoked them. By no means will the Gamecocks lay down and hand this one to Auburn. I don’t know exactly what has been happening at SC, but they have had essentially 3 weeks to get ready for this game. Their last two games have been non-conference games.

TIME: 4:00 PM (ET)

Other recent posts on COLLEGE FOOTBALL HAVEN:
Game Predictions, Week 14, 2010
Weekly Trivia: Wisconsin Badgers Scoring 70 Points
Heisman Hopefuls: Cam Newton, Assume The Position
Monday Musings: Ohio State Arrived Late And Left Early, But Still Got The Job Done
Poll Results: Who Will Win The Big XII?
College Football Haven Top 25, Week 13, 2010

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