No. 1 Florida State beats No. 2 Auburn 34-31

No. 1 Florida State beats No. 2 Auburn 34-31

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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06: Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin #1 of the Florida State Seminoles catches a 2-yard pass for a touchdown to take a 33-31 lead in the final moments of the fourth quarter during the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California. Florida State lead 34-31 after a successful extra point.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on January 7, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 7 at 12:16 AM

PASADENA, California -- Jameis Winston threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the last BCS national championship game on Monday night.

Winston struggled much of the night but was near perfect when the Seminoles (14-0) 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.

Tre Mason had given Auburn (12-2) a 31-27 lead with a 37-yard touchdown run with 1:19 left after Kermit Whitfield had put Florida State in the lead for the first time since the first quarter with a 100-yard kickoff return to make it 27-24 with 4:31 left.

Mason ran for 195 yards.

Winston was 20 for 35 for 237 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdown passes.

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