In early January, the Florida State Seminoles and Auburn Tigers played in one of the most memorable BCS title games off all time.
Trailing 31-27 in the final minutes, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston drove the Seminoles down the field and hit Kelvin Benjamin for the winning touchdown with just 13 seconds to play.
According to Auburn Tigers’ offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, his team should have never been that position.
“We could’ve executed much better and really named our score in that game, and we didn’t,” Lashlee told Brandon Marcello of AL.com. “We let them hang around and we ended up losing the football game.”
Lashlee believes there were a few small plays that made the difference.
“From an offensive standpoint, if we would’ve executed at a higher level, there were plays here or there that maybe even the average fan doesn’t see that, if we just executed, we stay on the field on third down, or it’s not a bust and a sack or a throw-away, it’s a touchdown,” Lashlee said. “That could have blown the thing open.”
The Tigers will kick off the 2014 season by hosting the Arkansas Razorbacks on August 30.