The Florida State Seminoles got off to a rather sluggish start against the Duke Blue Devils in Saturday’s ACC Championship Game. But, when it was all said and done, it was more of the same from the top-ranked team in the land as the Seminoles routed the Blue Devils in Charlotte, 45-7.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston, in his last performance before the Heisman votes are cast, finished the game 19-of-32 for 330 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran one in from 17 yards out in the third quarter and finished the game with 59 yards on 10 carries.
Wideout Kelvin Benjamin was the main beneficiary of some of those Winston throws once again, as the chemistry between he and his QB continues to prosper.
Benjamin wound up with 119 yards on just five catches and two scores.
On the ground, Devonta Freeman completed this FSU offensive onslaught with 91 yards on 17 carries and one trip to the end zone.
With the win, the no. 1 ranked Seminoles will now certainly head off to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena where they will play for their first national championship since 1999.
Their opponent has yet to be determined. The Ohio State Buckeyes, the only undefeated left, currently trails Michigan State in the final quarter of the Big Ten Championship Game. Should the Buckeyes falter, it would more than likely be the SEC Champion Auburn Tigers that would get the shot.