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.
BCS National Championship: #1 Florida State vs #2 Auburn
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) December 9, 2013
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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