December 21, 2010

Auburn and Oregon stories in the SI Vault


South Preview (1958)By SI Staff, September 22, 1958Auburn, Clemson and Miami will be whistling in Dixie.

Underneath That 7 Is An S By Pat Putnam, November 22, 1971Auburn Quarterback Pat Sullivan, whose four touchdown passes beat Georgia, can do everything but leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Bo On The Go By Alexander Wolff, September 05, 1984The straw that stirs the drink at Auburn, Bo Jackson is a legend in Alabama and this season's hottest Heisman candidate.

The End May Be Nigh By William F. Reed, November 11, 1991After 10 years, Auburn coach Pat Dye appears to be losing his grip on his program as allegations of payoffs -- and Tiger losses -- mount.

Look Who's Perfect By Hank Hersch, October 25, 1993Unbeaten Auburn can't be on TV or go to a bowl -- but it can win. Just ask Florida.

Indisputably Perfect By Lars Anderson, January 14, 2005BCS be damned: These Tigers made the case that 13 and 0 odds adds up to No. 1.

Catch Cam If You Can (You Can't) By Lars Anderson, November 01, 2010Cam Newton has a past: a reputation sullied by an arrest at Florida. And Cam Newton has a present: as the nonpareil playmaker of a BCS title contender. And Cam Newton has a future -- a very, very bright future indeed.


A Lovely Season For DucksBy SI Staff, November 25, 1957The webfoots of the University of Oregon have had some mighty wet and sticky going since that day in football's paleolithic age when they made their first Rose Bowl appearance.

Has The Pac Quacked Up? By Douglas S. Looney, November 21, 1983A year ago, the high-riding Pac-10 had plenty to shout about, but this season all's quiet on the Western front.

Duck, It's The Quack Attack!By Jaime Diaz, October 08, 1984Unheralded Oregon is now 4-0, but from here on in it's all tough paddling Jaime Diaz.

Frenzied State By Grant Wahl, August 13, 2001Oregon and Oregon State both have Heisman candidates and national title hopes, so their cute little rivalry has suddenly turned very, very serious.

Make Way For Ducks By Austin Murphy, September 29, 2003Wild uniforms, space-age lockers and a stunning win over Michigan: Already the coolest team in college football, Oregon has proved it belongs among the elite.

Duck Season By Austin Murphy, November 05, 2007Move over, USC. The team to beat in the Pac-10 is Oregon, which employed its spread offense and the dynamic duo of Dennis Dixon and Jonathan Stewart to vanquish the Trojans.

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