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Florida State beats Auburn 34-31
to win BCS championship game

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/7/2014 4:35:40 AM

Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds to play and No. 1 Florida State rallied from an 18-point first-half deficit to defeat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the final BCS championship game Monday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Winston, the Heisman Trophy winner, drove Florida State 75 yards in 7 plays after Tre Mason had given Auburn a 31-27 lead with a 37-yard run with 1:19 to play. Mason´s run, in turn, had come after Kermit Whitfield returned a kickoff 100 yards to put the Seminoles ahead, 27-24 with 4:31

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DaddyO, 1/7/2014 6:34:07 AM     (No. 9682603)

1) Auburn played a wonderful half of football
2) Malzahn stopped playing in the third quarter. No more blitzing and passing on first down.
3) Auburn misplays on defense cost them the game in the final few minutes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 1/7/2014 7:01:20 AM     (No. 9682615)

Great comeback story, exciting game! Noles undefeated. Rock on

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muncssister, 1/7/2014 7:52:51 AM     (No. 9682663)

#1 sums it up. I would have loved to have won of course, but beating Alabama the way we did was good enough for me. Even winning a national championship game couldn´t compare to the joy of winning that game. What an incredible season. Congrats FSU and War Eagle!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jinx, 1/7/2014 8:06:20 AM     (No. 9682676)

I watched the game to the bitter end. I almost turned off the sound because the taking heads seemed to favor FSU. That was annoying. Great game. Both teams were worthy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 1/7/2014 8:49:05 AM     (No. 9682755)

Auburn graduates 54% of their black athletes in four years.

Florida State graduates 38% of their black athletes in four years.

Most college athletes attend summer school every year, which gives them up to an extra four semesters, and many early admit which is an additional semester.

There is no excuse for using these young kids like this!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: envirodude, 1/7/2014 10:29:40 AM     (No. 9682920)

#4 - I turned my sound off. Not because Brent Musburger is a dolt, but because I got tired of listening to OOOOooAAOOOOhhh for 3 hours.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/7/2014 10:38:07 AM     (No. 9682937)

What #1 said.

Overall Auburn played a better game.

Brent Musberger IS a dolt - we have known him for decades. He is shamelessly biased. Last night it was FSU. We keep hoping for his retirement.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/7/2014 10:44:22 AM     (No. 9682959)

FSU was heavily favored - almost double digit favorites.
Auburn had them, and let it get away.
Agree w/ sentiments on Musberger: he´s a tool.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: yuban, 1/7/2014 10:44:58 AM     (No. 9682962)

Punks vs punks. The punks were bound to win.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/7/2014 10:46:24 AM     (No. 9682967)

Not having a dog in that particular fight, I was able to enjoy the game, appreciating good plays by either side. However, I confess that I began to be impressed by the tenacity of the underdog team.

It is a cold day in Hell (Michigan) today, so I feel free to say:

War Eagle!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/7/2014 10:49:17 AM     (No. 9682975)

I was agnostic as to who to root for at the outset...but once I saw the Auburn dirty play (face masks, punching the ball from carriers, dirty tackles/defensive play etc.). I started rooting for the Florida State team. I guess God was also watching the game. I also detected favoritism by the officials to Auburn by ´not noticing´ the infractions, especially the face mask that occured right in full view in front of one of them!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Hazymac, 1/7/2014 2:17:03 PM     (No. 9683244)

Having spent my final three collegiate years at an SEC school (Vanderbilt, which won its bowl game on January 4!), I am usually disposed to pull for an SEC team. But FSU is a school from my home state, and that fact canceled conference loyalty. All I wanted to see was a good game, and I got my wish.

In the final minute of the game FSU´s Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston did what a champion does: he moved his offense 81 yards down the field to score the winning touchdown. I´m sorry for my Auburn friends, but undefeated FSU is a worthy national champion, as they were under Coach Bobby Bowden in 1993 and 1999.

The late Mississippi comedian Jerry Clower had an amusing line. "What do you say to someone who passes you on the sidewalk and exclaims ´FSU!´? You say, ´Well, FSU, too!´"

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dittohead, 1/7/2014 2:26:56 PM     (No. 9683256)

Finally some recognition for the ACC in football!!! FSU is not my favorite team but they were last night!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/8/2014 10:56:03 AM     (No. 9684174)

Re #11´s criticism of Auburn (for which I have been unable to find any support), and his remark about God´s deciding Auburn didn´t deserve to win the BCS National Championship, I was sent a letter written to the Auburn "family" by a friend of my niece´s son - defensive tackle Nosa Aguae. Do read it and tell me if this sounds like a "dirty player" to you:

http://www.aufamily.com/forums/topic/136734-an-open-letter-from-nosa-eguae/

Here is Nosa´s bio through the 2012 season:

http://www.auburntigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/nosa_eguae_457319.html

My dear Christian niece entertained her son and Nosa and some other Auburn buddies while they were here for the game. She is no fool and she called them her "sweet boys from Auburn".

Judge for yourselves.

(BTW, I checked with my husband. There is nothing illegal or dirty about the defense´s trying to get the ball out of the carrier´s possession.)

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