FSU Wins BCS National Championship

FSU Wins BCS National Championship

CREATED Jan 6, 2014

PASADENA, Calif, -  Florida State took home the BCS Championship title Monday night. Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with just 13 seconds left in the game to beat Auburn 34-31 at Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, Calif.

Auburn dominated the game early on and at the half was leading by 21-10.

The Seminoles picked up momentum in the third quarter with solid defensive play and improvement by Jameis Winston.

He was near perfect when the team needed it most going 6 for 7 for 77 yards on the game-winning 80-yard drive. A pass interference penalty on Auburn's Chris Davis gave Florida State a first-and-goal at the 2 and on the next play Winston hit his big receiver for the touchdown.

Florida State fans gleefully shouted and danced in raucous celebration after their top-ranked team roared back with fourth-quarter firepower.

In Tallahassee, two machines shot streams of confetti down on thousands of fans who jumped and danced in a civic center where they watched the game. For both sides, it was a tense finale after a game in which Auburn had much of the first-half momentum.    

In Auburn, stunned fans emptied out of bars, some falling on their knees once the clock expired in Pasadena, Calif.