The college football season may be in the books; however, the real season is only just beginning for the teams deemed good enough to play in a bowl game. For the Florida State Seminoles and the Auburn Tigers their remarkable seasons will come to a head on January 6, 2014 when they faceoff against each other for the BCS National Championship at the famous Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA. The debate whether or not Florida State would make the BCS Championship Game was largely put to rest by the end of the season when the Seminoles finished with an undefeated record. Florida State has been the most dominant team in college football since the first whistle sounded in early September. The Auburn Tigers entered the season with hopes of playing in a BCS Bowl; however, the idea of playing for a National Championship was always a lofty goal. However, after reeling off 9 straight victories including three wins over Georgia, Alabama and Missouri, the Tigers have solidified their position in the BCS Championship game.
At the start of the season people fully expected Alabama to be competing for their third straight National Championship; however, after Auburn’s improbable last second victory over Alabama, the Crimson Tide were left in shock. After defeating the Crimson Tide on a 103 yard missed field goal returned for a touchdown, the Tigers continued their winning ways by defeating Missouri in the SEC Championship game. Against Missouri, the Tigers rushed for 545 yards in an impressive all around victory. The Auburn Tigers feature the nation’s best rushing attack that averages 335 rushing yards per game. The Tigers feature two backs that combined for more than 2700 yards of rushing and 33 touchdowns.
After finishing the year 13-0, Florida State is the hands down favorite to win the BCS Championship. Jameis Winston became only the second freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy last Saturday after he threw for nearly 4000 yards and 38 touchdowns. Even more impressive than Winston was FSU defeating their opponents by an unheard of 6 touchdowns each game. Not only does FSU have the nation’s best offense at 53 points per game, but also the team has the second best defense for points allowed at just over 10 per game.
Barring an injury to their star QB, the Seminoles appear destined to win the BCS National Championship. However, don’t expect the Tigers to not put up a valiant effort. Expect the game to be high scoring with Florida State prevailing at the end of the 4th quarter.