For the first time since 1999, Florida State will play in the BCS National Championship game.
FSU clinched its chance to play for the national championship when it won the ACC Championship game on Saturday. It’s estimated the university will bring in millions of dollars because of the championship game.
“It will be a boon for the economy of Tallahassee, certainly for the institution in terms of the brand and logo-ing and exposure,” said Rob Wilson.
FSU will take on SEC Champion Auburn. The last time the two teams met was in 1990.
“We not looking at them and saying, ‘oh, they Auburn.’ Or we not look at them and saying, ‘they come from the SEC or whoever it may be.’ We go out there and compete against ourselves,” said linebacker Telvin Smith.
FSU will be making its fourth appearance to the BCS National Championship tied for the most of any college football program in the country.
For the last seven years, the National Championship trophy has gone home with an SEC team. Fans hope FSU will end that streak.
“Everything that we’ve gone through. You know they have the fight, the will to win,” said Truly Long.
This is the last year for the BCS National Championship game. Starting next year the College Football Playoff will replace the single-game championship format.
“Just the ambiance, just like the energy coming from the school spirit, it’s just great,” said Hernan Bater.
FSU has an overall record of 4 wins, 13 losses and one tie against Auburn.
The championship game is on January 6th.