Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald carried 28 times for yards and Kylin Hill gained yards on 23 runs. Fitzgerald is now gone but Hill is the SEC's leading rusher.
The biggest audience on the grandest of stages. The winner claims what could prove to be a massive quality win for the rest of the season and will surely move up in the polls.
The loser may not fall far initially, but depending how the season shakes out it could be viewed in a favorable light or not. Oregon is trying to get back to national prominence and Auburn is trying to avoid another disappointing season in the SEC West.
Justin Herbert is a Heisman contender. Bo Nix is making his first career start. Andy Avalos is debut as Oregon's defensive coordinator and Gus Malzahn is back to complete autonomy and calling Auburn's offense.
Don't Edit Don't Edit Oregon offense vs. Auburn defense The clash of Oregon's offensive line and Auburn's defensive line is going to be one of the best battles in the trenches in all of college football this season.
Auburn's linebacker corps is all new starters and is the one area of uncertainty to potentially exploit. The chess match between Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo, who was criticized fairly and unfairly last season, and Auburn defensive mastermind Kevin Steele will be particularly compelling.