And the winner is ...

ROB BRODIE -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 7:16 AM ET

After all the hype, after the endless dissection of college football's latest Game of the Century, we're left with two distinct schools of thought.

Will USC's offensive juggernaut steamroll Texas the same way it overwhelmed Oklahoma a year ago, and charge into the history books by winning a third straight national title?

Or will the magical talents of Longhorns QB Vince Young give the Trojans fits all night in the Rose Bowl, turning the 2006 BCS national championship game into one for the ages?

It says here this game will lean more toward the latter.

Simply put, Young is no Jason White, the Oklahoma quarterback with two bad knees that the Trojan defence ate for lunch a year ago. And Texas' defence isn't soft in the secondary, the fatal flaw that buried the Sooners early in the 2005 title game.

Oh, Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush and Co., will score. Make no mistake about that. But the Longhorns, whose offence also produced points at a 50-per game clip this season, should light up the scoreboard as well.

With outstanding athletes at just about every position, Texas is a team well equipped to push mighty USC to the limit. But we started out the season picking the Trojans to win it all, and that won't change now. Still, it'll be a dandy sight in Pasadena tonight.


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