Posted January 07, 2014

Video: Florida State’s Jameis Winston throws game-winning TD to Kelvin Benjamin

Auburn Tigers, BCS Championship Game, Florida State Seminoles

(Via YouTube user TonioD49)

You didn’t think it’d end so simply, did you? Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston did win the Heisman Trophy, after all. With 13 seconds remaining — after a critical pass interference call on Auburn cornerback Chris Davis — Winston hit wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for a game-winning two-yard touchdown. The Seminoles reclaimed the lead and beat the Tigers 34-31 to capture the final championship of the BCS era.

Winston didn’t turn in his best game, but he came through when it counted. Auburn made a habit of winning late this season, but even the Tigers and their late-game heroics couldn’t outlast the undefeated ‘Noles. Winston finished 20-of-35 for 237 passing yards and two scores. Farewell, BCS. Good night, sweet prince.

11 comments
myteamsbetterthanyours
myteamsbetterthanyours

You're all haters because your team obviously isn't #1 so keep crying about it and spout lies to make yourself feel better but we all know you're just sore losers!  NOLES SCALPING THE NATION ONE TEAM AT A TIME!!!!!

MarcoZ
MarcoZ

Winston appeared for much of the game uncertain in the pocket and tended to aim or float the ball.  He was the victim of a soft schedule and a lack of experience in facing good defensive pressure.  He has great potential but has been over-hyped at this stage of his young career.  Great finishing drive but overall not an exceptional performance.

Ray1950
Ray1950

"he high-pointed the ball" ... no, he CAUGHT it.

Steven17
Steven17

@MarcoZ It was a tough game, and while I agree it wasn't an exceptional performance, you have to give lots of credit to Auburn for taking full advantage of the time to prepare for Winston.  Would his play and the game outcome been different had they only one week to prepare?  Quite possibly, and quite probably.  I think the schedule is what it is.  All teams can't play top 10 teams every week.  All the top ranked teams get their fair share of easy ones.  I agree Winston didn't play as well as he has during the regular season, but I also don't think he's been over-hyped.  I think he's every bit as good as he's been labeled.  One strong piece of proof is the fact that despite Auburn's great defensive play he still rose up and made it happen when needed most.  That showed poise, character, strong will, confidence, etc.  All trademarks of a great player with great potential to be a champion.  In my opinion the real test comes next season when he has to follow up with something.  There will be lots more film on him, and teams will prepare better for him.  It'll be interesting to see how he does, and how FS plays as a team.  By the way, I'm a die hard Notre Dame fan even though I live in Tallahassee.

kyyled5
kyyled5

@Barry8892@SInowFranchiseKiller couldn't get to his 2nd read to save his life.

Mat X
Mat X

@Barry8892 @SInow How many BCS championships did JaNormous Russell win?

MarcoZ
MarcoZ

@Steven17@MarcoZThoughtful response as opposed to the reflexive, idiotic "hater" response.  Auburn had a great scheme and yes they had a lot of time to prepare.  Having said that, preparation is not as intricate in defensing a surprisingly slow a foot qb as opposed to FSU's task of facing an unorthodox offense. No one questions his leadership but he seems confused at times and a bit intellectually a miss when you hear him speak. I do not believe FSU would have been undefeated if they played in the SEC (although I dislike the SEC intensely).  And I am not certain he is a can't miss NFL prospect.

Jenaw
Jenaw

@MarcoZ@Steven17"No one questions his leadership but he seems confused at times and a bit intellectually a miss when you hear him speak."

Really?!  Well Stanford didn't think it was a problem when they recruited him hard and his 4.0 (high school)/3.5 (FSU) GPA also tells another story.


I would guess you're from the mid-west or western part of the USA, otherwise you'd be more aware that a majority of people from the deep south (unless they actively work to change it) sound like like illiterate hicks!  I have a brother-in-law whose speech (especially after imbibing a little) still causes me to do a double take.  He is a AAA attorney, with masters in engineering and was a fighter pilot in Vietnam.  Whip smart and from a wealthy family but growing up in deep south AL his accent is appalling unless he consciously works to hide it.


Winston's family was not wealthy and from even 'deeper' south in AL.  He speaks the accent of those he grew up with, as you likely do.  Add in a couple of hours of stress and extreme excitment with people screaming all around him and dozens of cameras and mics shoved in his face and I think non-perfect grammar and stream of consciousness thought process is completely understandable.  Maybe you are so perfect that nothing phases you but normal people aren't so perfect.  Just look at what  Hollywood star director Bay did when the teleprompter screwed up a couple of days ago at the CES.  He was so flustered he simply walked off stage.


Step away from you're own view of yourself perfection and give the kid a break!