Dec 7, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back James Wilder Jr. (32) wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (1) and wide receiver Kenny Shaw (81) celebrate with fans after defeating the Duke Blue Devils at Bank of America Stadium. FSU defeated Duke 45-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

2013 BCS National Championship: Florida State Seminoles Set to Face Off Against the Auburn Tigers in Pasadena


There was one last bit of business for the Florida State Seminoles to take care of on Saturday night before everyone could start to think about the trip to Pasadena and the Rose Bowl to play for the first national championship since 1999.

The ‘Noles took care of that as they routed the Duke Blue Devils in Charlotte to capture their second consecutive ACC Championship and secured that trip to Pasadena. It was yet another dominant performance by arguably the best team in college football.

Still, though, with their trip in the bag following the Duke win, we all still weren’t sure who the ‘Noles would actually be playing. All we knew was that there would be two options, basically.

If the old nemesis Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes were to come out of their game with Michigan State Big Ten Champions, Jimbo Fisher would surely be reuniting with ol’ Urbz.

However, if they were to get upset, then the opponent in Pasadena would more than likely be the resurgent Auburn Tigers, who had wrapped up the SEC Championship earlier in the day with the win over Missouri.

As it turned out, the latter was the case, and now the 2014 BCS National Championship Game is set.

Your Florida State Seminoles will take on the kings of the SEC in this the last year of the Bowl Championship Series.

 

It’s a match up of the most dominant team in the land against what some are calling the luckiest.

But make no mistake about one thing, there is nothing lucky whatsoever about Gus Malzahn taking a 3-9 team from last season to the BCS National Championship Game. This should be a good one, folks.

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  • tomsmithdeal

    Would have much preferred playing, or should I say slaying, the Buckeyes. The game would have not been close. Auburn is another matter. They are scary good…..but rather one-dimensional. If FSU can figure out a way to shut down Tre Mason the way Michigan State shut down Carlos Hyde, then FSU can and will win. If they allow AU to run wild, they are in big trouble. I guess we will see how much Jeremy Pruitt has learned this year…..BC was his first trial by fire and he figured it out, this will be his second.