AP PHOTOS: The highs and lows of championship week
Three years after Cam Newton led Auburn to the national
championship, Heisman Trophy finalist Tre Mason and the high-flying
Tigers are back in the BCS title game.
No. 2 Auburn defeated No. 9 Missouri 59-42 to capture the
Southeastern Conference championship. The Tigers will play
top-ranked Florida State, who thumped No. 22 Duke 45-7 in the
Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
Some other images from a memorable championship week feature
Mizzou quarterback James Franklin walking off the field
despondently after the loss to Auburn and running back Jeremy
Langford of No. 4 Michigan State high-stepping past an Ohio State
defender en route to a 34-24 win over the seventh-ranked Buckeyes
in the Big Ten championship.
Here is a gallery of photos from a week that reshaped the
national title picture in college football.
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