Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State University had no problems defeating No. 20 Duke on Saturday night in the ACC championship game. In result, the Seminoles are headed to the VIZIO BCS National Championship.
“This whole week has been very high emotion,” Winston said. “We wanted to win this championship so bad. We were looking forward to having an undefeated season.”
FSU (13-0) are expected to play No. 3 Auburn in Pasadena, CA, on Jan. 6 after No. 2 Ohio State lost to Michigan State Saturday night. Winston threw three touchdown passes and ran one in, as the Seminoles routed the Blue Devils 45-7.
The Heisman Trophy favorite, Winston, was 19 of 32 for 330 yards and threw two touchdown passes to 6-foot-5, 234-pound receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
“The football field is our sanctuary,” Winston said. “Every time I stepped on the field, every time we stepped on that field, everything that happened outside of our family, it was just zoned out.”
Remaining humble, Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher told the media, “We’re not champs yet,” in response to “We Are the Champions” being played after their win.
The Vizio BCS National Championship takes place on January 6 at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.