Florida State 34, Auburn 31
So this is how the SEC’s hammerlock on college football is broken. Not simply, certainly. Not without four quarters of proud resistance. And not by anyone undeserving.
Rallying from a 21-10 halftime deficit, Florida State brought all its talent and speed to bear in the second to defeat Auburn 34-31 on Monday night, claiming its third-ever national championship and first since 1999.
Also of interest to that part of the country grown weary of a one-conference system in college football, the Seminoles put to rest the SEC’s streak of seven straight national titles.