AUBURN, Ala. -- Gene Chizik isn’t in to statement games, so a question regarding what kind of a declaration Auburn made in a 28-27 come-from-behind win in the Iron Bowl Friday was met with a typical lack of flair.
The Tigers coach stated the facts, plain and simple.
“I don’t know what kind of statement it will make, but we’ve got one more to win,” he said. “If we win that one, then the statement would be that we’re worthy of playing for the national championship.”
All that remains between Auburn (12-0, 8-0 SEC) and its first Bowl Championship Series national championship game appearance is the SEC title game in Atlanta on Saturday against South Carolina.
Win that, and the Tigers, who are currently ranked No. 2 in the BCS rankings, assure themselves of being in one of the top two spots that guarantee a national title game appearance
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Tigers one win away from BCS title game
I touched on this in the game story for Saturday's paper, but here's a longer look at Auburn's positioning in the national title race with one game to go: