Week one of the 2019 college football season is a little light on big-time matchups, but one that will catch your eye is Oregon vs. Auburn. Ahead of the contest, ESPN's Paul Finebaum appeared on SportsCenter to make his pick.
Finebaum, true to form, is picking the SEC school. He took the Tigers to knock off the Ducks, adding that he wonders if new Auburn quarterback Bo Nix will be a "star" this season. Here's what he had to say:
"I've got the Auburn Tigers in a rematch of the 2010 National Championship Game. Cam Newton was the star of Auburn, will Bo Nix be the star?"
The game will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. While it's technically a neutral-site game, you can assume that more Tigers fans will make the trip than Ducks fans based on geography.
As Finebaum noted, this matchup is a rematch of the 2010 BCS national title game, in which Auburn knocked off Oregon 22-19. It was a low-scoring affair despite both teams having fantastic offenses all season.
This year's game will take place Saturday night at 7:30 PM ET. It will be broadcast on ABC.
Obviously, this is a huge game not only for the two teams but their conferences as well. The Ducks would do the Pac-12 a solid if they could knock off a big-time SEC opponent in week one.