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2011 BCS Championship Game: Cam Newton, Darron Thomas Trade Early Interceptions

You are looking live ... at the 2011 BCS Championship Game. Auburn vs. Oregon is underway in Glendale, and right away we're dealt a sharp reversal in narrative, as the defenses (or more accurately, the playing surface) appear to be effective at stymying offensive firepower on both sides.  Oregon is wearing the same model of cleats that gave TCU so many problems in the Rose Bowl, but both teams appear to have footing issues early on.

The Ducks open with a rare three-and-out, and the Tigers follow suit, thanks to a sack on Cam Newton, who fumbles and makes third-and-17 out of second-and-10. A 21-yard gain by LaMichael James gets Duck fans hollering, but two plays later Darron Thomas is intercepted near midfield. Two plays after that, Cam Newton is intercepted himself. Oregon cracks the red zone just ahead of the five-minute mark, where Zac Etheridge picks off Thomas for the Ducks' second turnover of the period. We're scoreless in the first quarter, with 5:05 remaining.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream throughout the game for more live score updates, and connect with Oregon and Auburn fans at SB Nation's Addicted To Quack and Track Em Tigers.