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Monday, January 10, 2011

BCS National Championship Game

Well Today is the Day, the National Championship game in college football.  My Crimson Tide is not in the game this year, but my husband's Auburn Tigers are.  We had planned to watch the game and be all festive with my hubby and Lil Man both in their Auburn Gear, however we didn't plan on being sick and really hadn't planned on being snowed in with 9" of snow on the ground.  Earlier in the afternoon we all played in the snow, which came back to bite us considering we were all sick already.  After playing in the snow, we all came in and ate some chili that I had made and did our different things.  Benji played on the computer, Lil Man fussed and tried to sleep, but his fever shot up to 100.8, and Lyssa and I watched some Desperate Housewives courtesy of Netflix.  After a while I could no longer stay awake, so I handed her the remote and asked her to please wake me when the game came on.  As hard as she tried, it just didn't happen I was exhausted.

I woke up with 5 minutes left in the 1st and it was tied at 0.  Oregon got a field goal shortly after that.  My husband said he couldn't believe they were going to kick it.  I responded telling him they wanted any possible points if the game was really as close as he said, he then told me it was their 3rd time inside the 10.  A few passes later and touchdown Auburn!  Making it 7-3 Auburn.  Auburn kicks and after Oregon catches it and is drug back to the 5, Oregon QB throws a bullet down field to get Oregon to the 10 before the player is run out of bounds.  The TD was achieved and then Oregon went for 2 and was successful, giving Auburn the ball 4 minutes into the 2nd quarter. 

After burning over 7 minutes off the clock Newton threw a short pass towards the ground in the in zone on 4th down.  Of course you can't use the ground to trap a ball, so Oregon's ball with 3:44 left in the 2nd half.  Due to field position and a penalty, Auburn gets a safety for 2 points.  I have to admit my husband and I both thought it wasn't a safety until the announcers on TV explained the entire ball has to be across the line and it clearly wasn't.  11-9 Oregon, Auburn has the ball back with 3:20 left in the 2nd.  With a wide open TD pass to Blake #80, Auburn is back on top 16-11 with 1:47 on the clock. After a very disappointing show of class an Auburn player kicked an Oregon player while he was on the ground.  Oregon got a few 1st downs, but was unable to put points on the board, giving Auburn the ball back with 30 seconds remaining.  It was a no go on the score board, so we go to half time with a score of 16-11 Auburn.  

So, I missed quite a bit of the 3rd quarter as I was making a bottle, making hot chocolate, and getting Lil Man his medicine.  I did see a few unsportsmanlike things from the Auburn players.  But I finally sat down with 5:42 left in the 3rd to hear about all the injuries.  At this point the score was 19-11, so apparently I missed a field goal by Auburn.  After a faked punt by Oregon, they are stopped on the one yard line with a 4th and goal play. 

It's time for the 4th quarter, only one quarter away from a National Championship... Guess that means yet ANOTHER Auburn shirt for my husband.  Well, with 5 minutes left on the clock, I have missed 10 minutes of the 4th quarter, this time because I'm making my husband some blueberry muffins.  He wanted some blue to go with his Tigers.  As I typed that sentence my husband said, "the Ducks won't get the ball back.".  And the interception happened, so Oregon did get the ball with 4:30 on the clock. And now with Oregon on the 4 yard line Fairley jumped early, moving the Ducks to the 2.  Touchdown Oregon.  And with the 2 point conversion we are tied at 19 with 2:33 left in the ball game. What a brilliant play by Auburn, his knees never touched the ground.  Touchdown Auburn!  But of course we are reviewing... Ball being placed at the 1/2 yard line.  And with a field goal it's over 22-19.

Coach's Trophy on TV with Benji's Auburn picture hanging right above the TV

It had to be an SEC game since these was an SEC team involved.  Those nail biter close games down to the last seconds really get me, but that's one thing I love about SEC football.  Auburn has their championship and the SEC has five championships in a row!
Lyssa not very interested in the game 
"Pictures Mom really?"
Lil Man watching closely 
"Why are you bothering me during the game?"

Hubby's Championship Muffins (blueberry for the orange and blue) 
discussing plays
field goal is goood
field goal replay
interviewing Cam Newton
Toomer's Corner
Dyer, who set up the winning field goal

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