It was an emotional night for fans watching their beloved Florida State Seminoles playing and eventually beating Auburn in the final BCS National Championship game in Pasadena.
“Nobody thought a redshirt freshman was going to go all the way, win the Heisman and the National Championship. He’s too amazing, FSU is the champions!” said Trent Loboda.
Police report few incidents after the game. The most serious was fans lining the streets near campus and setting an old Christmas tree on fire. FSU Police say six were arrested on minor charges as fans celebrated the victory.
As soon as the game clock struck zero, national champion memorabilia hit the press bringing extra money to businesses across Florida.
“This is our bread and butter. This time would normally, football season would be over and we would slow down tremendously,” said Joshua Williams with Garnet and Gold.
Karen Bishop returned from cheering on the Noles Tuesday morning. Her first stop back in Tallahassee was to buy a national championship shirt. Bishop has been to all three national championship games. She says the atmosphere is electric.
“I’ve always wanted to go to the Rose Bowl and we finally got there and it’s the last BCS, so it was just awesome,” said Bishop.
Jameis Winston is just the third Heisman Trophy winner to win a national championship and lead his team to an undefeated season since 1950.
Florida’s last championship came in 1999.