No. 1 Florida State capped a dream season by surviving a back-and-forth final period against Auburn to win the last-ever BCS Championship, ending the SEC's title streak and ushering in the College Football Playoff era. Head to Florida State blog Tomahawk Nation and Auburn blog College and Magnolia for more.
While the final play of the BCS Championship was well-designed, it wasn't as automatic as one frame of the play suggests. Let's take a look at how things went down and whether Tre Mason could've scored.
The stats and stories that mattered from Florida State's 34-31 BCS Championship Game win over Auburn. The final chapter of the 2013 college football season was befitting of a year that featured too many plot twists to count.
For 59 minutes, Florida State didn't look like the best team in Pasadena. And FSU played a very weak schedule. But putting together all of the 2013 season, the Noles rank as one of the best of the BCS era. How about beyond the BCS era?
Jameis Winston struggled all game, but came through when it mattered most. Florida State now stakes its claim to ranking as one of the best teams of the entire BCS era, which ended in Pasadena Monday night.