Originally Posted by fear the elf
Really, because the best team from the SEC...you know, the one that went undefeated during conference play and won the SEC championship game...only beat them by 3 points on a last second FG. I think that Oregon might have done OK against those other teams. Arrogant as ****.
I think Oregon might have done "OK" against those other SEC West teams too, but I think Bama, LSU, and Auburn all beat Oregon... and I think it's 50/50 with Mississippi St. and Arkansas.
Hell, Auburn only beat Mississippi St. by 3 points. Auburn only beat Kentucky by 3 points.
Auburn had to score almost 70 points to beat Arkansas, and that was an Arkansas team playing without Ryan Mallett after the 1st quarter. Tyler Wilson came in an threw for over 330+ yards and 4 TD passes in 3 quarters against Auburn.
LSU needed TWO scrubs at quarterback who neither could complete a pass that day to lose to Auburn by a touchdown.
Auburn only beat Bama by a single point. Alabama should've been up 31-0 in the 2nd quarter if Trent Richardson simply catches a pass in the endzone that hit him right in the hands with nobody standing within 5 yards of him. Or if Mark Ingram's fumble goes out of bounds in that situation like it normally would have 99% of the time, instead of bouncing forward into the endzone and having an Auburn defender jump on it at the last possible fraction of an inch before it rolled out of the back of the endzone.
Now, Auburn won these games. It doesn't matter HOW they won... they won, period. It doesn't matter how you go undefeated in the SEC, all that matters is you did, because running the gauntlet in the SEC is quite different than going undefeated in ANY other conference, and they prove it every year.
The point is, I think several of these SEC West teams would prove an incredibly difficult matchup for Oregon, and I think 3 of them would come out on top without a doubt (Bama, LSU, Auburn)... with 2 others being a coin flip (Arkansas, Mississippi St.).
The final score doesn't in any way indicate how much Auburn dominated that game against Oregon, particularly defensively. It looked like both quarterbacks were rusty, especially in the 1st quarter, both kids were just a hair off on routine throws that were leading to turnovers.
Bottom line is, I think Oregon comes out at BEST with a 3-3 record if they played the SEC West... I'll give them the benefit of the doubt in the two games that are in my opinion, coin flips.