Tigers land safely in the desert for title game

By: AP
By: AP

PHOENIX (AP) - The Auburn Tigers have arrived for the BCS
championship game and it looks like they brought half the state of
Alabama with them.

The Tigers landed at Sky Harbor Airport just before sunset
Monday in a massive jumbo jet that took nearly a half hour to clear
of the 400-or-so passengers.

Auburn's players filed into a fleet of buses waiting on the
tarmac and were headed to the team hotel to get ready for the final
week of preparation heading into the Jan. 10 title game against
Oregon at University of Phoenix Stadium in nearby Glendale.

The Tigers (13-0) are hoping to win the title that eluded the
program in 2004, when they didn't get invited to the championship
game despite being undefeated.

The Ducks arrived on Sunday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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