BCS National Championship Grand Finale

Florida State overcomes an 18-point deficit to win the final BCS Championship game before the NCAA switches to a playoff system.

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Monday was the death of an era- the BCS era. With college football switching to a playoff format, Auburn and Florida State University played the final BCS National Championship game.

Jameis Winston of FSU isn’t used to trailing in the fourth quarter. Actually, he’s never had to trail in the fourth. However, in the biggest game of his short career, the redshirt freshman found himself having to lead his team down by four with 1:19 left in the game.

But against all odds, Winston capped off the drive of his life with a two-yard touchdown to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left in the game. 13 seconds later, FSU became the first ACC team to win the National Championship game since UM in 2001.

Auburn’s legendary ground game, led by Park Vista alum, Tre Mason, rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Mason’s 195 yards were the second most ever recorded in a BCS Championship. But even with an impressive offensive attack, the Tigers couldn’t stop the historic 18-point comeback by the Seminoles.

This is the first time since 2006 that an SEC team has not earned the AFCA National Championship Trophy when Texas of the Big 10 won the game.

Here at Santaluces, there’s plenty of Florida State fans that were pleased with the way the game ended.
“It was a great game start to finish.” Said digital arts teacher Mr. Asci.

The Seminoles top ESPN’s, “Way-Too-Early”  Top 25, with Alabama right behind them at second. Auburn dropped from number two to five on the ranking system.