“Famous” Jameis Winston may be more celebrated than ever after tonight.
The Heisman Trophy holder led the Florida State Seminoles to BCS Championship victory over the Auburn Tigers. Even last minute efforts by Auburn Tigers failed and they lost the match to FSU, 34-31, Monday night.
This time, “Team of Destiny” did not have their destiny by their side.
Auburns seemed to be in control of the game after being in the lead, 21-3, in the 2nd quarter, but with an irrepressible Winston leading, the team managed to score 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter and finally won its title since 1999. Winston finished with 237 yards passing on 20/35 attempts, 2 TDs and 0 interceptions.
Florida State University holds the No. 1 spot while Auburn University claims the No. 2 spot in BCS rankings.
Winston turns 20 this Monday. The FSU freshman became the first player ever to triumph the Heisman Trophy at such a young age, holding FBS freshman records for most yards passing (3,820) and touchdown passes (38). The only complication he faced didn’t appear from the game. In November, a year-old sexual assault complaint lodged against him was investigated by Florida prosecutors. After three weeks, it was announced there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Winston. A week and a half later, Winston won the Heisman trophy.
With Auburns being called the “Team of Destiny”, and FSU being called the “Team of Dominance”, this is what the youngest Heisman trophy holder has to say, “I’m glad everybody’s calling Auburn a team of destiny because at Florida State we control our own destiny.”