Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston is the odds-on Heisman Trophy favorite heading into championship weekend in college football, but the coach of one of those championship teams believes another quarterback deserves Heisman consideration, Auburn’s Nick Marshall.
Much of the talk over the last few days in college football has been the hypothetical question of whether Auburn or Missouri as a one-loss SEC Champion should jump an undefeated Ohio State in the rankings.
While the sports nation focused its attention on Auburn’s miraculous play at Jordan Hare Stadium and the dramatic ending between Michigan and Ohio State; in the middle of the nation, the Missouri Tigers continued to do what they have done all season, win.
After having their season saved on one of the most improbably finishes in college football history; the Auburn Tigers are just one win away from becoming the SEC Champion and possibly playing for the BCS Championship Game.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have run roughshod over the Big Ten Conference this year and stand one win away from claiming the Big Ten Championship.
The Southeastern Conference Championship Game remains a mystery heading into the final weekend of the regular season. But, by Saturday evening, the SECCG and the overall BCS rankings will come into better focus.
The biggest rivalry in college football will be amped up even more this Saturday when the number one Alabama Crimson Tide battles the fourth-ranked Auburn Tigers in a game that will give a clearer view to the national championship, the SEC championship, and bragging rights for the next year.
Barring a complete collapse against the Auburn Tigers, the Alabama Crimson Tide is likely headed back to Atlanta for the SEC Championship in early December. Who the Crimson Tide will play from the SEC East may not be decided until the final week of the regular season.
The Auburn Tigers made use of two things that can redeem a struggling offense: big special teams plays and a backup quarterback.
When the University of Florida Gators enter Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn Saturday, they will be battling a team going through what Florida went through recently.