The Florida State Seminoles beat the Auburn Tigers in a down-to-the-wire game Monday night to take home the national championship. It was a game largely dominated by Auburn until the fourth quarter, where Jameis Winston turned it around with the help of a 100 yard kick return from Levonte Whitfield.
After the game, coach Jimbo Fisher remarked on the talented freshman quarterback, telling ESPN, “It was the best football game he’s played all year and I’ll tell you why, because for three quarters he was up and down and he fought. And to pull it out in the atmosphere and environment and with what was on the line tonight, to me if that’s not a great player, I don’t know who is.”
Winston turned 20-years old on Monday and mentioned his cousin watching in Afghanistan after the win. He also said, “Only thing is we’re victorious and glad to say Florida State is the national champion again, and I guarantee you we’re bringing that swag back. You’d better believe it.”
FSU’s win makes it the first non-South Eastern Conference team to win the title since 2006. They are also happen to be the only Atlantic Coast Conference team to win it, securing the title in 2000 as well.