Margins Mean Everything
Remember what it looked like when Mike Tyson fought in his prime? Early knockouts. Ferocious giants reduced to folded foes asleep on the canvas in the fetal position. All except the boxers who could take Tyson’s punches and make him go the distance. They were the only ones to humanize Iron Mike. That’s what tonight will basically look like, with FSU playing the part of the Brooklyn born boxer.
The Seminoles put up 53 points per game and win by average amount of 42.3 points per contest. Auburn’s 40 points a contest is nothing to laugh at, but that’s nearly a two-touchdown margin to make up for. However, in games decided by eight points or less, the Tigers are 6-0. If the SEC champs can keep the game tight and make this a dog fight, it might mean a tough time for Florida St.
Either team that wins will go down as the last to a national title under the current BCS model, as the national title will be decided by a four team playoff next year. Find out which playbook works best, what star becomes a legend and who goes in the history books tonight in the 2014 BCS Championship game on ESPN at 8:30 EST.