SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Josh Bynes and Auburn's defense are used to predictions of shootouts.
The linebacker says the top-ranked Tigers heard all that talk leading up to the SEC championship game and held South Carolina to 17 points. Offenses are all the buzz again going into the BCS title game with Oregon.
Bynes said Thursday that he hasn't seen a single defensive highlight in commercials promoting the game.
Auburn's defense has been middle of the pack and ranks 105th nationally in defending the pass. Bynes says the key to stopping Oregon is containing dual-threat quarterback Darron Thomas.
Another pivotal point is keeping up with Oregon's fast pace. Defensive coordinator Ted Roof says the Tigers have been able to get practice plays off as quickly as 9 seconds, but going faster is "physically impossible for us."