Ducks banking on Tigers tiring

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Auburn likes to play fast. Oregon likes to play faster.

The Ducks are eager to see if the Tigers can keep up with their pace on Monday night.

"They've got a great front eight (on defense), but have never played a team like us that plays at the speed we do," Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas said.

Oregon running back LaMichael James, a Heisman Trophy finalist, said there would only be one way to slow down Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley.

"There's no way you can stop him. He's a phenomenal player," James said. "He will make his plays. Every good player will make plays. Hopefully, we can get him really tired."

Asked if he'd seen instances on film where Fairley had tired, James said, "I don't know how many teams he has played with our tempo yet."