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Paul Finebaum Makes His Pick For The Big Auburn vs. Oregon Game

An extreme closeup of ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum from the Cotton Bowl in Texas in 2019.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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.