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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Can Oregon Pull Off Another Second Half Comeback to Beat Auburn?

Though Oregon trailed Auburn 16-11 at halftime of the BCS National Championship Game, they were by no means in a bad position. You could even argue the game was exactly how the Ducks like it.

Three times during the regular season they trailed their opponent at halftime before eventually winning with a strong second half. On the season, they outscored opponents 277-77 in the second half of games (they outscored opponents 635-244 for the season).

Their three second half comebacks:

    + Tied with Tennessee 13-13 at halftime, won 48-13
    + Down 31-24 to Stanford at halftime, won 52-31
    + Down 19-14 to Arizona at halftime, won 48-29

Auburn also has proven to be a strong second half team as well, beating Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and Clemson with big second halves. They’ve outscored opponents 249-117 in the second half of games this season.

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