Florida State vs Auburn for the National Championship

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  1. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Let's get it on.
     
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    It will be interesting to see how FSU performs. Again, thay are talented but have not played much of a schedule. As dominate a win as LSU had against Auburn, it is rather shocking that they have more than a fighting chance to get this year's BCS NC. Strange.
     
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    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Young QB.

    He made some freshman mistakes for the very first time tonight vs Duke (not that it mattered). But he is at least capable of making some questionable decisions. I think that's Auburn's only chance. To have this kid hand them back the ball a couple of times on some cricital interceptions.

    I see it 45-41. Just not sure who has 45.
     
  4. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Auburn 92 Florida State 87.
     
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  5. tigerpub

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    I am no Auburn fan, but if you compare schedules, Auburn has a clear advantage in competition.
     
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    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Auburn is going in with a load of confidence, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Malzahn is an offensive genius. He will have something special for that vaunted FSU defense.

    You are correct that Auburn has been battle tested.

    What does Jameis Winston do with 2 minutes to go and down 3, a situation he has NEVER faced in his life?
     
  7. Contained Chaos

    Contained Chaos Don't we all?

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    I think FSU's defense is athletic to come up with a few stops, which may be all they need with the way their offense scores. Their O gets all the attention, but their D is damn good, too. The only question is their ability to scheme. I don't think they've faced a good zone-read team this year.
     
  8. TwistedTiger

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    I think this puts 2 quality deserving teams in the game. Thank the football gods osu was exposed before the stunk up the big game again. I wouldn't underestimate FSU, they are the real deal. However I think AU wins a close one. As much as I hate the war chickens I'm glad they got in. Now let's make it 8 in a row.
     
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    It's going to be impossible to stop AU's rushing attack. The only thing that gives FSU an edge is Winston. He can throw and make plays with his feet when he needs to. If they convert their 3rd downs and can keep the ball out of AU's offense and just make a few stops with their D - which is pretty legit - I give the edge to FSU.

    I am very curious to see the line for this game though. Who in their right mind would bet against AU right now? What they did tonight is unheard of.
     
  10. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Michigan State is playing pretty good ball right now too. This is a scenario when Auburn and Michigan State or Auburn and Baylor or Baylor and Michigan State should have to play each other for the right to play Florida State.
     

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