Third quarter: Auburn 19, Oregon 11

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's not the offensive showcase many of us expected, but Auburn is clearly in control after three quarters, though the Ducks are still within striking range at 19-11.

Many of us -- who, me? -- talked about the Ducks wearing down Auburn, but it's the Tigers who asserted themselves in the third quarter. The key sequence, of course, was the fourth-down stop on the 1-yard line.

Still, Oregon is one play and a 2-point conversion away from tying it.

Lot of football left. But right now the Tigers are flying high and the Ducks are struggling.