It wasn’t his best game of his young career, but Heisman winner Jameis Winston showed up for the Florida State Seminoles one more time on the season, and it was when they needed him the most.
With 13 seconds on the clock and his team down 31-27, Winston completed a 75-yard drive by firing off a two-yard touchdown pass to his 6-6 taregt, Kelvin Benjamin, to give the Seminoles the 34-31 win over the Auburn Tigers and their first national championship since 1999.
For most of the game, the Tigers were in control, taking a 21-10 lead into the half behind stellar play once again from their QB, Nick Marshall, and the controlling running style of Tre Mason.
But in the second half, the ‘Noles came out and took the control right back, to bring the crystal ball back to Tallahassee.
Winston finished the game with 237 yards on 20-of-35 passing to complete one of the greatest debut seasons that we’ve seen in recent memory.
With Bobby Bowden in attendance, the Florida State Seminoles have officially returned back to the top.