Demolish the Ducks! (Auburn vs. Oregon, Open Thread)
A fantastic, air-conditioned venue waits the teams tonight
War Eagle, everybody, and happy Labor Day weekend! College football is back today, in full swing. This evening, the Auburn Tigers will take on the Oregon Ducks in Arlington, Texas. This is the biggest national game of the weekend in an early top 20 nonconference showdown.
This game will kick off around 6:30 PM, Central Time. It’s an afternoon kickoff for Duck fans on the West Coast. The game will be televised nationally on ABC television. Weather should not be an issue in the closed, air-conditioned AT&T Stadium, although the walk to the stadium from the parking area will be hot and humid, around 90 degrees near kickoff. There is a chance of a stray thunderstorm, but only a small one.
The game should have national appeal as folks tune in to see if the SEC will continue its winning ways against the rest of the country. The SEC has won 9 of the past 13 national championships and over 60 percent of its bowl games during that span. This game is a great chance for both Oregon and Auburn to garner national attention.
As always, feel free to join in and enjoy this thread. I will at the keyboard for my usual play by play, armed with a cool beverage and BBQ potato chips. Let’s see if Auburn begins a memorable season against a tough out-of-conference opponent. War Eagle!