Long layoff hurts BCS title game

Originally Published: January 10, 2011
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The system robbed us again.

After waiting 37 days to see No. 1 Auburn play No. 2 Oregon in Monday night's Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, we ended up watching 55 minutes of what looked like the Liberty Bowl and only about five minutes of what we actually hoped to see.

Not until Oregon linebacker Casey Matthews slapped the ball out of Heisman Trophy winner Cameron Newton's hands -- which set up the Ducks' tying touchdown and 2-point conversion ...

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