The moments between Florida State's comeback win and Jameis Winston being named Offensive MVP of the final BCS Championship Game might have been the least suspenseful of the entire evening.
Even though Winston and the entire Florida State offense struggled for three quarters, the Heisman Trophy winner turned it on when his team needed it most. Winston led the Seminoles on an 80-yard, game-winning-touchdown drive and capped it off with a beautifully thrown slant route to Kelvin Benjamin that left just 13 seconds left on the clock. He did all of this while being a freshman playing on college football's biggest, most intimidating stage.
Winston finished the night with 20 completed passes in 35 attempts for 237 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also carried the ball 11 times for 26 yards.
P.J. Williams picked up Defensive MVP honors for the Seminoles. His interception of Nick Marshall in the fourth quarter keyed a Seminole scoring drive that brought Florida State to within one point of neutralizing Auburn's once-overwhelming 21-3 lead.
Here's the all-time, final list of BCS Championship Game MVPs:
|Season||Teams||Offensive MVP||Defensive MVP|
|1999||Tennessee vs. Florida State||Peerless Price||Dwayne Goodrich|
|2000||Florida State vs. Virginia Tech||Peter Warrick||N/A|
|2001||Oklahoma vs. Florida State||N/A||Torrance Marshall|
|2002||Miami vs. Nebraska||Ken Dorsey/Andre Johnson||N/A|
|2003||Ohio State vs. Miami||Craig Krenzel||Mike Doss|
|2004||LSU vs. Oklahoma||Justin Vincent||N/A|
|2005||USC vs. Oklahoma||Matt Leinart||N/A|
|2006||Texas vs. USC||Vince Young||Michael Huff|
|2007||Florida vs. Ohio State||Chris Leak||Derrick Harvey|
|2008||LSU vs. Ohio State||Matt Flynn||Ricky Jean-Francois|
|2009||Florida vs. Oklahoma||Tim Tebow||Carlos Dunlap|
|2010||Alabama vs. Texas||Mark Ingram||Marcell Dareus|
|2011||Auburn vs. Oregon||Michael Dyer||Nick Fairley|
|2012||Alabama vs. LSU||A.J. McCarron||Courtney Upshaw|
|2013||Alabama vs. Notre Dame||Eddie Lacy||C.J. Mosley|
|2014||Florida State vs. Auburn||Jameis Winston||P.J. Williams|
Winston becomes the first Heisman winner to also win MVP in the BCS Championship since Mark Ingram pulled it off in 2010.